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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.

Rolls-Royce workers rev up as strikes against BMW’s pension robbery spread

09 May 2017
Workers making Rolls-Royce cars in Goodwood, West Sussex, struck for the first time in almost 40 years last Friday.

Reports round-up: London Bridge 3 dispute to spread across Tube

09 May 2017
Also: Bectu conference | DHL pay victory | EHRC cuts strike dates | Scottish councils pay ballot | Abortion demo in Birmingham | March remembers mining disaster in Barnsley

As walkouts hit schools, BMW, colleges and the railways - strikes are an election issue

25 April 2017
Several groups of workers are refusing to put their struggles to one side in the run-up to the general election and are holding successful strikes.

Reports round-up: March shows solidarity with LGBT+ people in Chechnya

25 April 2017
Also: Strikes at Fujitsu | May Day walkout at Picturehouse | Ballots at Cemex and Hinckley Point | Woolwich ferry action suspended | Climate protest against Trump | Janitors strike | 70,000 to vote | delay in Kirklees

Unite union leader Len McCluskey is re-elected—but vote shows up big problems in union

23 April 2017
Len McCluskey has been re-elected general secretary of the Unite union, it was announced on Friday.

BMW workers rev up for round of strikes with solid first walkout

19 April 2017
Workers mounted a solid picket line outside the Mini car factory in Cowley, Oxfordshire, on Thursday. It was the first in a round of coordinated walkouts by Unite union members against BMW bosses’ plans to rob up to 6,000 workers of their pensions. 

Reports round-up

18 April 2017
Includes short reports from the latest strikes in manufacturing, IT services, higher education, local government, plus news from abortion rights, housing and climate change campaigns

Rail strikes over safety aren't stopping

18 April 2017
More coordinated rail strikes to defend the role of the train guard have been announced by the RMT rail union.

The Unite union needs a fighting leadership - vote Ian Allinson for general secretary

11 April 2017
As Unite union members vote in a leadership election dominated by debate about the Labour Party, the Tories are using the military to break strikes.

Unofficial action by migrant workers at London hospital beats back multinational

11 April 2017
Low paid migrant workers at an east London hospital have beat back privatising bosses with unofficial action. Now they’re raring to fight for more.

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