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3 February 2016
On 25 January, myself and 12 others were convicted of aggravated trespass and being in a restricted area of an airport without permission, writes The courts are making an example of climate protesters. 'Plane Stupid' activists face jail for demonstrating against third runway plans at London Heathrow airport last July. Melanie Strickland, one of the 'Heathrow 13', speaks in the Socialist..
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
14 October 2015
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Tories want us to 'work like Chinese', Royals have flight paths redirected away from their home, yuppie cafe mocks the poor.
15 April 2015
Hoping to get some work, I recently joined 200 other people queuing before 5.30am at Flower World in Derby
3 December 2014
A day in the life: I worked at a bar in a major airport. It reminded me of my early school days. Collecting a green pass, the badge of responsibility at work, took about three months
8 May 2013
Airport strike: Cleaners at Manchester Airport took solid strike action on 3 May against a drastic worsening of their conditions...
3 May 2013
Cleaners at Manchester airport took solid strike action on 3rd May against a drastic worsening of their conditions
23 May 2012
Dockers strike: Dock workers at Tilbury went on a 48-hour strike on 21 May. This is after a 24-hour strike on 7 May, the first at Tilbury since 1989...
4 April 2012
Who decides?: The High Pay Centre has answered a question we've been wondering about for a while - who decides to pay chief executives the outrageous amounts they get...
1 February 2012
Developing efficient public transport: The second high speed line (HS2) in Britain (the first being the channel tunnel link from London to Paris) would initially connect London to Birmingham by 2026 with a journey time of 49 minutes, writes Mark Pickersgill, Stevenage Socialist Party.
5 April 2011
BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) staff at Heathrow airport walked out in a wildcat action on 18 July to prevent the company imposing an automated time management scheme (ATR)...
18 August 2010
Proposed strike action by airport workers at BAA has been called off according to Unite the Union. This follows on from what the union called "constructive talks" with BAA at ACAS...
14 January 2009
ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNERS staged a peaceful protest in Heathrow's Terminal One building on 12 January - part of ongoing opposition to the airport's proposed expansion...
22 October 2008
AER LINGUS management has announced a vicious cull of quality jobs in Dublin, Cork and Shannon under the guise that they need to cut costs to survive. This is a total scam, writes Clare Daly, Socialist Party councillor, Dublin (CWI, Ireland).
2 July 2008
The four shop stewards who were sacked six years ago from Belfast International airport, after organising a strike for a 50p an hour pay rise, have won their legal battle with their former employer...
3 June 2008
Heathrow runway expansion protests, photo Marc Vallée
Over 3,000 people marched from Hatton Cross to Sipson to demonstrate their opposition to a third runway at Heathrow airport, writes Neil Cafferky.
3 June 2008
The Socialist has carried regular articles about the battle being waged by three shop stewards, sacked from their security jobs at Belfast Airport...
20 May 2008
Three sacked Belfast Airport shop stewards, members of Unite (T&G), have resumed their protest to achieve payment of legal costs and hardship money from their union, writes Kevin Parslow.
19 May 2008
is direct responsibility of Unite joint general secretary Tony Woodley.
16 April 2008
Lecturers join 24 April strike; Shelter staff vote to strike again; Belfast Airport workers win concessions
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