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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 August 2006
Crown Post Offices
MEMBERS OF the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) held a protest
outside the Swansea branch of WH Smith last week to highlight the threat
to jobs and services if the city centre Crown Post Office is closed and
This protest follows an earlier mass meeting, protest march and the
collection of over 10,000 signatures calling for the transfer to be
The mood amongst workers and the general public is one of extreme
anger at the Post Office's total dismissal of widespread opposition in
their so-called public consultation exercise.
The CWU are balloting their members for industrial action and calling
for a national boycott of W H Smith.
At its August meeting, Swansea trades council called on all trade
unionists to fully support the campaign.
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In The Socialist 24 August 2006:
Unite against war, terror and racism
Wars and terrorism
Socialist Party NHS campaign
"We won't be treated like dirt"
Strike ballot begins
PFI - Labour's binge profiteering
PFI scams exposed
Protests in Nuneaton
Ballots and lobbies in Pontefract
Sheffield - stop these attacks on children's health
Cuts and sell-offs in Birmingham
The NHS: What we say
Socialist Party youth and students
Tony Blair takes the biscuit...
Preparing for the new term
Lincoln launches anti-BNP campaign
Socialist Party campaigns
Liberal U-turn stops tenants' ballot victory
Cream for fat cats - debts for us!
Socialist Party workplace news
Visteon workers fight for their future
Prison officers vote to strike
Crown Post Offices
National trade union meeting
The Socialist 24 August 2006 |
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