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Forest Hill school strike, Lewisham, June 2011, photo Martin Powell Davies

Forest Hill school strike, Lewisham, June 2011, photo Martin Powell Davies

23 June 2011

'No redundancies!' say Forest Hill school teachers

NUT members at Forest Hill school in Lewisham had a one-day strike against compulsory redundancies

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Unison members in Wales protest against privatisation, photo Socialist Party Wales

Unison members in Wales protest against privatisation, photo Socialist Party Wales

17 June 2011

Leeds Unison urges members to reject council's final offer

At present all Unison members in Leeds City Council are being balloted on the council's final proposal for cuts

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UCU lecturers on a three day strike to stop redundancies at Sheffield College  , photo A Tice

UCU lecturers on a three day strike to stop redundancies at Sheffield College , photo A Tice

20 May 2011

Three day strike to stop redundancies at Sheffield College

College lecturers in the UCU in Sheffield have taken three days of strike action against threatened compulsory redundancies

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Members of the teachers' union NUT on the 26 March TUC demonstration, photo Suzanne Beishon

Members of the teachers' union NUT on the 26 March TUC demonstration, photo Suzanne Beishon

18 May 2011

Teachers' strike stops job cuts

National Union of Teachers (NUT) members at Rawmarsh Community School in Rotherham have secured victory in their fight to stop compulsory redundancies

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4 May 2011

Rotherham teachers strike again to defend their union rep

Over 30 members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) at Rawmarsh Community School in Rotherham went on strike again on 4-5 May against compulsory redundancies...

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Lindsey Oil Refinery workers strike, photo Sean Figg

Lindsey Oil Refinery workers strike, photo Sean Figg

4 March 2011

BP Hull Saltend construction workers win victory through strike action

A one day strike took place on Wednesday 2 March at BP Hull where a multi-million pound biofuels plant is being constructed

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2 February 2011

Defending jobs at Leeds council

Leeds city council has put forward its 'final' offer to the unions. The council intends to cut 90 million from its 2011/12 budget as part of a bigger spending cuts package, 150 million over four years. An edited version of this article appeared in issue 656 of The Socialist.

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19 January 2011

Teachers strike against redundancies

"To lie down will only lead to devastation": THE STRIKE against the loss of a third of teaching and support staff at Rawmarsh Community School, Rotherham continued this week. Over 30 redundancies are proposed to reduce the school's 'debt', writes Chris Bingham, Rotherham Socialist Party.

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14 January 2011

Manchester council plans to axe one in five posts

Two thousand council jobs in Manchester are to be scrapped, with compulsory redundancies a serious prospect, as the council tries to cut 110 million worth of services over the next two years, writes Hugh Caffrey.

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15 September 2010

Fight for jobs at GSK

This week pharmaceutical giant Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK), a company that makes over 8 billion profit a year announced another 206 redundancies at its manufacturing site in Ware, Hertfordshire...

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21 July 2010

Harder work, longer hours... All part and parcel?

"ENOUGH IS enough" by Donna Summer and Barbara Striesand may not be the greatest song ever but the title illustrates the mindset of many a modern day worker, writes Martyn Yates.

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23 June 2010

Workplace news in brief

Drivers' victory: DHL Supply Chain lorry drivers working from the giant Howden's Kitchens depot in Runcorn, Cheshire have won their dispute against 10 redundancies, writes Andy Ford, Warrington Trades Council.

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1 April 2010

Waltham Forest: on march against redundancies

EVEN BEFORE the election, the axe is already falling on public services in some areas - including housing services in Waltham Forest, east London, writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge.

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3 March 2010

Cut the working hours, not the jobs!

IN 1982, the official unemployment figure topped three million for the first time since the 1930s. Then came almost a decade of redundancies and industrial battles as work shifted away from manufacturing...

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Fujitsu workers, members of Unite, on strike in Stevenage, photo by Guy Smallwood

Fujitsu workers, members of Unite, on strike in Stevenage, photo by Guy Smallwood

13 January 2010

Fujitsu workers say: "Enough is enough"

I spoke to Trevor Palmer, the local workplace rep at Fujitsu Stevenage when I visited the picket line on 11 January, writes Mark Pickersgill, Stevenage Socialist Party.

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23 September 2009

Bosses ask JCB workers for sacrifice

JCB workers have been made to pay for the economic crisis over the last year with 1,600 redundancies in the UK and many other attacks on our pay and conditions, writes A JCB worker.

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9 September 2009

Significant victory for tube workers

RMT wins no compulsory redundancy position but future battles loom: London Underground (LU) has retreated in the face of RMT's strike campaign. They have guaranteed that no RMT members will face compulsory redundancy as a result of the underground's current cost review...

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Thomas Cook occupation in Dublin, Ireland - A courageous struggle, photo by Socialist Party Ireland

Thomas Cook occupation

11 August 2009

Thomas Cook occupation, Dublin: "A living lesson for workers everywhere"

Eyewitness account A FIVE-DAY occupation by workers at the Thomas Cook shop in Grafton Street, Dublin, over redundancies, was brutally ended by Garda (police) in a dawn raid.

Socialist Party (Ireland) councillor Matt Waine was arrested along with 28 workers in the early hours of Tuesday morning 4 August and locked up at Bridewell Garda station. Here is his eyewitness account.

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22 July 2009

Tube workers' action wins concessions

The strike action taken by RMT union members last month has forced London Underground management into significant concessions. An LU worker writes.

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21 July 2009

Action to save steel jobs at Corus

LEADING UP to the autumn of 2008, Corus, Tata Steel's European arm, was riding on the crest of a wave with a healthy order book, a steel worker writes.

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