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Coors workers call time on pay cuts

23 April 2013
Some 350 workers at the Molson Coors brewery in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, are to be balloted for strikes from next Tuesday.

Strike’s flame is burning strong

23 April 2013
Kiln burners at Hanson Brick near Peterborough have entered their third week of indefinite strike.

Unite union political fund

23 April 2013
Members of the Unite union face their second national ballot of the year, this time over the future of the union’s political fund.

As ballot begins, hundreds protest at Ford Dagenham

23 April 2013
Hundreds of workers protested at Ford’s plant in Dagenham, Essex, on Thursday of last week as they began a strike ballot.

A week of protests targets building bosses

23 April 2013
Construction workers protested repeatedly over blacklisting last week.

Massive demonstration defends Stafford hospital

20 April 2013
Up to 30,000 protested in Stafford on Saturday against threatened cuts to the local hospital

Support grows for London NHS demo

16 April 2013
Health workers and activists are coming to London on 18 May to join the Defend the NHS march called by London Save NHS and Keep Our NHS Public campaigns. 

Unite calls for a health strike

16 April 2013
The Unite union’s Health National Industrial Sector Committee has voted overwhelmingly for action on 26 June.

Pathologists vote for pay strikes

16 April 2013
Biomedical scientists at the Royal Preston and Chorley hospitals have voted by 96 percent to strike against pay cuts of up to £6,000 a year. 

Workers’ steely determination for a pay rise

16 April 2013
Around 200 workers in the GMB and Unite unions struck for two days at the Union Electric (Davy Roll) factory in Gateshead last week. After five years without a pay rise in a profitable company shop floor 

Council unions reject pay offer

16 April 2013
Some 60 percent of Unison union members in Scottish local government have voted to reject a 1 percent pay offer in a consultation ballot on a 25 percent turnout.

Brick workers' strike burns into week two

16 April 2013
Kiln burners at Hansons Brick near Peterborough have entered the second of six weeks of action to defend their conditions.

Where next for Unite?

16 April 2013
The result of the Unite general secretary election shows a real call from Unite members to discuss the direction of the union. The election campaign was the beginning of that. 

Brilliant vote for Jerry Hicks in Unite leadership election

16 April 2013
The shock results of the Unite union general secretary election revealed the scale of workers’ frustration with the policies of current leader Len McCluskey.

Jerry Hicks gets an 'amazing' 80,000 votes in Unite election

13 April 2013
The votes have been counted in the Unite union's election for its next general secretary, and rank and file challenger Jerry Hicks received his strongest ever vote.

Jerry Hicks: building a network of fighters

09 April 2013
Members of the Unite union have until Friday of this week to vote for their union’s general secretary. And rank and file candidate Jerry Hicks is calling on his supporters to campaign up until the last minute.

Unite starts ballot over Ford Dagenham closure

09 April 2013
Hundreds of workers at the Ford factory in Dagenham, Essex, are to be balloted for strikes over plans to close the plant with at least 100 redundancies.

Jerry Hicks: last push in Unite general secretary vote

07 April 2013
Members of the Unite union have just one week left to vote for their union’s general secretary. And rank and file candidate Jerry Hicks is calling on his supporters to campaign up until the last minute.

Fired up for action at the brick factory

05 April 2013
One of Britain’s biggest brick factories faces an all-out strike from Monday of next week.

Warrington lobby to defend anti-cuts councillor

05 April 2013
The Unite union called a lobby at Warrington town hall on Tuesday of this week, to defend a councillor who voted against cuts.

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