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Ed Miliband moves to weaken unions’ influence on Labour

09 July 2013
A bruising week of confrontations, accusations, attacks and withdrawals has exposed the Labour Party’s love-hate relationship with the big trade unions, writes Simon Basketter

Tenants burn bedroom tax threat letters

09 July 2013
Viewpark Against the Bedroom Tax held a 4 July barbecue in the front garden of North Lanarkshire Council offices.

Jaguar workers set to pounce for pay

09 July 2013
Thousands of workers could be set to strike at Jaguar Land Rover. 

Glass workers see through pay offer

09 July 2013
Manufacturing workers at Ardagh Glass in Yorkshire and Scotland are to be balloted for strikes against a below inflation 2 percent pay offer.

Rage over Remploy closures

09 July 2013
Remploy Workers and supporters occupied the firm’s London headquarters last week.

South London bin strike put on hold

02 July 2013
Refuse workers in Bromley and Croydon, south east London, have put their strike “on hold” for talks at the Acas conciliation service.

Leeds social housing workers’ cuts anger

02 July 2013
Workers who maintain social housing in Leeds are being balloted for industrial action.

Portsmouth port workers action vote

02 July 2013
Workers in the Unite union at Portsmouth International Port have voted unanimously for action short of a strike.

Molson Coors offer rejected by workers

02 July 2013
Workers at the Molson Coors brewery in Burton-on-Trent have voted to reject a new offer from bosses.

More time to build for housing strike

02 July 2013
Support workers at One Housing in London have postponed a planned three-day strike for three weeks.

Talking struggle by the seaside

02 July 2013
Trade unionists in Sussex were set to hold a conference on building the fightback on Saturday of this week.

Yorks ambulance strike called off for Acas talks

25 June 2013
The Unite union called off a planned strike of Yorkshire Ambulance workers on Saturday of last week for talks with bosses at the Acas conciliation service.

Heathrow cargo workers want pay strike

25 June 2013
Workers at Menzies World Cargo in Heathrow airport have voted overwhelmingly to strike against a two year pay freeze. They are members of the Unite union working in cargo and airside trucking.

Runcorn construction workers walkout against bullying

25 June 2013
Around 670 construction workers downed tools unofficially at Runcorn Thermal Power Station on Friday of last week.

South east London bin workers set to strike for three days

25 June 2013
Refuse workers in two south east London councils are set to walk out from Tuesday to Thursday of next week for better pay.

Cleaners picket at prince's RAF visit

25 June 2013
Around 240 workers struck for better wages at eight RAF bases on Thursday of last week. They are members of the Unite and GMB unions employed by ISS to provide food and cleaning services.

Brick battle ends after three months

25 June 2013
Thirteen kiln workers in the Unite and GMB unions returned to work at Hanson Brick in Whittlesea, near Peterborough, this week.

More action could have won more

18 June 2013
Mid-Yorkshire medical secretaries and admin workers have won a partial victory in their fight against wage cuts and job losses

Yorkshire ambulance walkout on strike

11 June 2013
Ambulance workers in Yorkshire are out on strike against de-skilling and the de-recognition of their Unite union

Housing workers at Equinox Care strike

04 June 2013
Housing workers at Equinox Care sites in London struck on Wednesday of last week.

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