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Linamar support for Rob Williams. Photo Sarah Mayo

5 June 2009

Action to defend union rights

Update - Rob Williams reinstated. Workers at Linamar voted to strike in support of their sacked convenor.

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Rob Williams, sacked Unite convenor, Linamar, photo Paul Mattsson

28 May 2009

Rob Williams gets backing of Linamar workers

Linamar workers in Swansea have voted for an all out strike in support of their sacked convenor rob Williams.

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Lobby of Unite London headquarters over the sacking of Rob Williams, Linamar convenor, photo Alison Hill

Lobby of Unite London headquarters over the sacking of Rob Williams, Linamar convenor, photo Alison Hill

20 May 2009

Reinstate Rob Williams!

Defending trade union rights: On 13 May, Swansea trades council and the Linamar shop stewards' committee, held a marvellous meeting in support of sacked Linamar convenor Rob Williams, writes Dave Reid, Socialist Party Wales.

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15 May 2009

Marvellous meeting supports Rob Williams, sacked Linamar convenor

"This is a meeting of solidarity" declared Ronnie Job, chairing the meeting called by Swansea Trades Council in support of sacked Linamar convenor, Rob Williams.

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Lobby of Unite London headquarters over the sacking of Rob Williams, Linamar convenor, photo Alison Hill

Lobby of Unite London headquarters over the sacking of Rob Williams, Linamar convenor, photo Alison Hill

13 May 2009

Linamar sack Swansea trade union leader

Socialist Party member Rob Williams, trade union (Unite) convenor of the Linamar car parts plant in Swansea, was sacked on 6 May. This was in spite of a walkout by his fellow workers when he was first told he was being sacked, and the intervention of Unite leader Tony Woodley.

The campaign for Rob's reinstatement is continuing, with the union balloting for strike action. Rob Williams spoke to The Socialist.

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13 May 2009

A victory at Linamar would be a victory for all workers

Editorial: The sacking of Rob Williams by Linamar bosses is an attempt to remove a major impediment to their plans to worsen the pay and conditions of the Linamar workforce...

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8 May 2009

Rally to support Rob Williams

Sacked convenor of Linamar: Wednesday 13 May at 7.30 pm in the Dolphin Hotel, Swansea. Speakers include Frank Jepson (Convenor at Visteon Basildon) and Kevin Nolan (Convenor at Visteon Enfield), writes All trade unionists welcome.

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8 May 2009

Linamar plan to lower terms and conditions

It has become clear why Linamar management sacked Swansea Unite Convenor Rob Williams on Wednesday. Group President Brian Wade outlined to Tony Woodley the Company's 'proposal' to lower terms and conditions...

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8 May 2009

Sacked convenor of Linamar

Rally to support Rob Williams

Sacked convenor of Linamar

Wednesday 13 May at 7.30 pm
Dolphin Hotel, Swansea.

Speakers include Frank Jepson (Convenor at Visteon Basildon) and Kevin Nolan (Convenor at Visteon Enfield).

All trade unionists welcome

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Rob Williams, sacked Unite convenor, Linamar, photo by Paul Mattsson

Rob Williams, sacked Unite convenor, Linamar, photo by Paul Mattsson

6 May 2009

Rob Williams sacked by brutal bosses

Ex-Visteon Unite convenor sacked

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Rob Williams addresses Socialist Party 'Support Visteon Workers' meeting in London, photo Paul Mattsson

Rob Williams addresses Socialist Party 'Support Visteon Workers' meeting in London, photo Paul Mattsson

29 April 2009

STOP PRESS: Key union activist sacked

Socialist Party member Rob Williams, the Unite convenor of the Linamar car parts factory in Swansea, was called into the directors' office of the plant on Tuesday 28 April and told that he was being sacked for "irretrievable breakdown of trust"...

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Lobby of Unite London headquarters over the sacking of Rob Williams, Linamar convenor, photo Alison Hill

Lobby of Unite London headquarters over the sacking of Rob Williams, Linamar convenor, photo Alison Hill

28 April 2009

STOP PRESS: Key union activist sacked (updated 29/4/09: 7pm)

Socialist Party member Rob Williams, the Unite convenor of the Linamar car parts factory (formerly Visteon) in Swansea, was called into the directors' office of the plant on Tuesday 28 April and told that he was being sacked for "irretrievable breakdown of trust".
We understand that today's negotiations (29/4/09) between the union and Linamar management have ended. More negotiations have been scheduled for a week's time (Wednesday 6 May). In the meantime Rob remains in his job and as Convenor of the factory.
Determined action has forced Linamar to think again.

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13 March 2004

Civil Servants Vote For Two-Day Strike

OVER 100 civil service union PCS members, delegates from Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) branches, met on 6 March. They voted for a national two-day strike immediately after the Easter holidays in their struggle against low pay...

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7 February 2004

Strike threat forces negotiations in civil service pay battle

OVER 5,000 members have been recruited to civil service union PCS since our pay campaign started. It has inspired a new layer of members and activists. Members see their willingness to take action has forced management to make concessions, writes Rob Williams, PCS National Executive (NEC), personal capacity...

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29 November 2003

Baglan hospital: Stop The Health Cuts

"PEOPLE IN Neath and Port Talbot will just have to get used to a reconfiguration of the health service." That's how the big-wigs in the Local Health Board (LHB) and the Trust see the future for the NHS, writes Rob Williams.

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18 October 2003

Save Our Health Service

Baglan Hospital: THIS SATURDAY, 18 October, Neath and Port Talbot will be marching to defend the maternity unit at the new hospital in Baglan, writes Rob Williams, 'Defend Baglan Maternity Campaign' and Socialist Party Wales.

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8 November 2002

Rob Williams - Standing For Socialism

Socialist Party Wales has selected Rob Williams to stand in the Aberavon constituency for the Welsh assembly elections 2003

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