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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 November 2008
Striking for trade union rights
UCU members at Nottingham Trent University were on strike on 21 October against the de-recognition of the union by the university management. 100 pickets were out across the campuses, and a similar number attended the strike rally at lunchtime, giving an indication of the determination of the strikers.
UCU deputy general secretary, Michael MacNeil said: "We will not tolerate union-busting tactics in this university".
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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
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In The Socialist 5 November 2008:
Striking against low pay
Obama wins, neo-cons routed in US presidential elections
George Bush's toxic legacy
If Obama wins - Looking beyond the hope bubble
Socialist Party campaigns
Labour bashes lone parents
Canary Wharf: Low paid workers welcome socialist campaigners
Sri Lanka: Acting out oppression
Marxist analysis: history
1918 revolution: When German workers entered the stage of history
New Labour retreats on promises to students
Victory over Tory school closure plan
Austria: Socialist players suspended from football club for anti-fascist activities
Year 9 SATs abolished: Now get rid of the rest!
Republic of Ireland: Student fightback
Socialist Party workplace news
Liverpool City Council: Housing maintenance workers fight for jobs
Fighting for a socialist solution to the crisis in the car industry
Shipyard strike for fair wage
Striking for trade union rights
Turkish dockers fight workplace 'massacres'
The Socialist 5 November 2008 |
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