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Fracking


Reports round-up

23 February 2016
Protest against Gatwick oil drilling | Storms brewing over Met Office pay row | Network Rail stations for sale | Radical Independence Campaign conference | Shepton Mallet cider workers lobby MPs | Action for Children charity workers back pay strike | Defend Rotherham anti-Nazis | Bedroom tax worse than predicted | Firefighters' dispute hots up in South Yorkshire | West Midlands FBU launch industrial action | United Utilities workers strike

Fracking firms fight to return to Lancashire

09 February 2016
Protesters rallied outside Blackpool Football Club in Lancashire on Tuesday at the beginning of a five week inquiry that could determine the future of fracking in Britain.

Reports round-up

02 February 2016
Stoppage on Financial Times | Friends of the Earth conference backs action on climate change | Protesters take on plans for fracking | Stand with Kurds against a new war | Scottish leftists say leave the EU | Cash splashed on academy transfers | Women-haters met by protests

Behind the fake ban, SNP is fracking bosses’ good friend

02 February 2016
The Scottish National Party made ‘Frack Off’ one of its main slogans. At the same time it has cosied up to hated bosses and even paid for drilling. Raymie Kiernan digs up the dirty truth

Industrial round-up

26 January 2016
Strikes backing Fife postie |London students stage rent strike | Motherwell XPO workers’ pay fight | Protest against fracking in valley | Occupy to save 120 cider jobs

Hundreds march against fracking in Upton

19 January 2016
Around 400 people marched against fracking in Upton, near Chester, last Saturday.

SNP helps out fracking bosses and tax-dodgers as its conference begins

13 October 2015
As the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference gets underway this week, key manifesto pledges and the integrity of its MPs are firmly under the microscope.

Thousands join protests over dangerous gas plans in Scotland

13 October 2015
More than 2,000 protesters formed a human chain across the iconic Forth Road Bridge in Scotland last Sunday.

Tories ‘fast-track’ fracking

18 August 2015
David Cameron announced plans to “fast-track” fracking after the Tories’ plan to roll out fracking failed to take off.

Protesters in North Yorkshire want facts not fracking

04 August 2015
Around 400 people attended a Facts Before Fracks meeting about the appalling health impact of fracking in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, on Wednesday of last week.

Frack Free Scarborough

07 July 2015
More than 100 people attended Frack Free Scarborough’s public meeting on Thursday of last week.

Lancashire council votes to reject fracking

30 June 2015
Councillors in Preston, Lancashire, voted against the return of fracking this week.

Attempts to bring fracker Caudrilla back to Lancashire met with protests

23 June 2015
Hundreds of people protested outside Preston Town Hall on Tuesday of this week as Lancashire County Council considered whether to bring fracking back to the region.

GMB conference delegates want better than capitulation to austerity from Labour

09 June 2015
The Tories’ renewed assault on workers and Labour’s general election defeat dominated the GMB union’s annual conference in Dublin this week.

SNP under pressure over unconventional gas licences

24 February 2015
Nearly 30 organisations have written to Scottish National Party (SNP)government energy minister Fergus Ewing demanding that Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) is included in Scotland’s fracking ban.

Unions shouldn't do the work of fracking bosses

03 February 2015
Around 250 protesters with a contingent of tractors rallied against fracking outside Lancashire county council in Preston last week.

Fracking moratorium defeated in parliament

27 January 2015
Calls for a moratorium on fracking were defeated in parliament this week by 308 votes to 52. Most Labour MPs abstained in the vote.

Reports round-up

16 December 2014
Anti-abortion bigots confronted in south London | Electricians picket T Clarke in Romford | London students protest at Mayor's Question Time | Hundreds protest against fracking in Ellesmere Port | Christmas party for Freedom Riders | Marks and Spencer ballot is off after workers reinstated | UCU retreats from a fight over FE pay

'Scotland not for shale' protesters tell Ineos boss Jim Ratcliffe

09 December 2014
Over 300 people gathered at the gates of Ineos Grangemouth refinery in the cold and rain for the No Fracking Falkirk protest.

Anti-fracking protesters rock Blackpool

19 August 2014
Hundreds of anti-fracking campaigners occupied a field in Little Plumpton near Blackpool last weekend, by two sites where Cuadrilla plans to drill for shale gas.

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