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St Barts hospital cleaners launch bold programme of strikes for more pay

27 June 2017
Around 1,000 outsourced hospital cleaners in east London are planning a programme of hard-hitting action against multinational Serco.

LETTERS: Shame on Radiohead for breaking the boycott of Israel

27 June 2017
Radiohead singer Thom Yorke has refused to observe the cultural boycott of Israel and will play a gig in Tel Aviv in July.

Unite union calls two weeks of strikes at British Airways over poverty pay

20 June 2017
The Unite union has called a two-week strike by “mixed fleet” cabin crew at British Airways (BA), and vowed to take the firm to court.

Unions will need to fight to beat the pay cap

20 June 2017
Unions representing more than 1.6 million local government workers are demanding a 5 percent pay rise to break the Tory public sector pay cap.

Three largest unions demand pay rise for local government workers

20 June 2017
Unions representing more than 1.6 million local government workers are calling for a pay rise to break the Tory public sector pay cap.

Reports round-up: Angry protest as Ritzy cinema sacks trade union reps

20 June 2017
Also: Women's march to take on DUP, fascists face opposition in three cities, Mears housing workers fight for pay parity, strikes called at Atomic Weapons Establishment and Kirklees social work, Birmingham bin workers vote for action

Anger among glass workers after union changes strike days

20 June 2017
Pickets at Sierra Windows in Paignton, Devon, had angry words for their union official on Tuesday.

Big picket line in Devon shows workers’ resolve to fight off hated new contracts

13 June 2017

More action timetabled by British Airway workers against bosses’ punishment policy

06 June 2017
British Airways (BA) “mixed fleet” cabin crew are set to return to the picket lines after a three-month break.

Reports round-up: Lecturers in Manchester resist jobs cull

06 June 2017
Disputes at Manchester Metropolitan University, Argos, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Birmingham bins, Bank of England and London Underground

Court loss for bosses boosts Argos strikers

30 May 2017
Argos distribution workers finished their first round of strikes on the front foot after bosses failed to get an injunction against their action.

Reports round-up

23 May 2017
Around 50 anti-fascists turned out in Brighton to see off French Front National candidate Tony Thommes.

Fujitsu strike halted to hear new offer

23 May 2017
The Unite union suspended all industrial action at IT firm Fujitsu after receiving a new offer from bosses.

Argos workers strike to defend conditions

23 May 2017
Argos warehouse workers defied bosses’ legal threats to begin a two-week walkout at five depots across England last Wednesday.

Accelerate action over BMW attacks

16 May 2017
Car workers struck at four plants around Britain on Tuesday to stop BMW Group bosses’ closure of their pension scheme.

Fujitsu strikers refuse to give in to IT bosses

16 May 2017
Workers at IT services firm Fujitsu struck on Thursday and Friday of last week in a continuing dispute over a raft of cutbacks.

Reports round-up: Protest against Chagos deportation

16 May 2017
Protest against Chagos deportation|Walkouts to shatter miserly pay offer |Anti-war protest outside Downing Street|Let’s humiliate the Nazis in Liverpool

Bus workers begin ballots in defence of their unions

16 May 2017
Over 400 workers across Stagecoach South West buses are balloting for strikes over the victimisation and sacking of a RMT union branch official.

Fujitsu under fire as strikers hit trade fair

09 May 2017
Unite union members walked out for 24 hours across IT giant Fujitsu’s sites on Monday.

Build the Unite union's left base after election

09 May 2017
The Unite union’s recent general secretary election—in which incumbent Len McCluskey only narrowly beat a right wing challenge—revealed problems in the union.

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