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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 April 2007

Upbeat London rally

OVER 80 striking Ministry Of Defence and passport office workers joined other PCS members for a very upbeat London rally.

For MOD workers this was the biggest ever strike, with 85% of members taking action. A PCS official reported that in one training camp, soldiers were wearing PCS vests in solidarity!

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka spoke of the need to put more pressure on the government to get them to the negotiating table through legal, political and industrial action.

Mark also raised the need for public-sector unions to take action together, which is why he'll be speaking at the NUT conference at Easter.

Chris Newby

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Iran - Sailors fall victim to imperialist policies


Socialist Party news and analysis

Brown's pension robbery

Blair: No solutions to crime or crowded prisons

Waltham Forest protest - more memorable than Prince Charles!

Commemorating the abolition of the slave trade


Socialist Party reviews

One Life: Ricky Tomlinson

In The Line of Fire

Days of Glory


Education

Take national action to defend education

Labour's market policies damage education

Privilege and privation in our schools

NUS leadership abandon fees fight


PCS takes industrial action

London strikers close passport office

PCS members take industrial action

Anger on Newport picket line

Upbeat London rally


Campaign for a New Workers Party

How to stop the BNP: Build a political alternative

Campaign for a New Workers' Party


Socialist Party NHS campaign

Ammanford home care workers march

Frustration at demo delay

We shall not be moved!


Asylum

Save Sadiq Abakar

Leicester protesters challenge Home Office


Workplace news and analysis

Trade union leaders heckled over inaction

Action needed as Ford bosses close Leamington plant

Celebs fail to save Burberry

Greenwich: "We've got to strike"

Burslem postal workers strike again


Northern Ireland

British government and local parties retreat on water charges

We Won't Pay Campaign


 

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