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5 April 2011

Heathrow: Why Furious Workers Walked Out

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)...

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11 March 2009

Amicus: Good left vote

Derek Simpson 60,048, (37.85%): In the Amicus/Unite general secretary election, incumbent Derek Simpson has been re-elected for one year. The result was a poor endorsement, as he received less than 38% of the vote on a 15% turnout, writes Kevin Parslow.

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18 February 2009

Launch of new broad left for Unite

The launch meeting for the new broad left organisation in Unite, 'United Left', takes place in Birmingham on 21 February, writes Kevin Parslow.

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28 January 2009

Amicus Unity Gazette left with egg on its face

Unite the union: The nomination period in the general secretary election in the Amicus section of Unite has now closed and the election has immediately descended into something of a farce, writes Mick Cotter, Amicus/Unite.

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21 January 2009

Amicus election

The nomination period for the election of the Amicus general secretary has now closed. Incumbent Derek Simpson, forced to put himself up for election following a challenge to the trade union certification...

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19 November 2008

Unite/Amicus general secretary election

The nomination period for the general secretary election in the Amicus section of Unite has opened. This was necessary following a challenge made by sacked and victimised Rolls-Royce convenor Jerry Hicks...

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15 October 2008

Unity in Unite unravelling

Unite members will be bemused and concerned at the news that the union's joint executive committee has delayed the full merger of the Amicus and the Transport and General sections of Unite for six months, writes Kevin Parslow, 1/1228 TGWU/Unite branch secretary, personal capacity and Mick Cotter.

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19 March 2008

End the blacklist!

Electricians Steve Acheson, Graham Bowker and Tony Jones were "unfairly selected for redundancy due to trade union activities" on the Manchester Royal Infirmary site, according to an industrial tribunal...

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1 March 2008

Trade union bureaucracy

In addition the right-wing trade union bureaucracy is far more removed from the membership than was the case in the 1970s...

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27 February 2008

Don't let our hospital pay the price for PFI

HUNDREDS OF people from south east London will march through Sidcup on Saturday 1 March to save vital services at Queen Mary's Hospital (QMH)...

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19 February 2008

No wage cuts! Fund equal pay

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Birmingham council workers strike on 5 February 2008. Photo S O'Neill

"No pay cuts!" "Equal pay for women, now!" That's what Birmingham council workers will be saying as they strike for the second time on 26 February. Tens of thousands of members of GMB, Amicus, TGWU, UCATT and Unison struck on 5 February...

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10 January 2008

Building workers fight for real union representation

Construction workers from across the north-west are demonstrating at Whiston Hospital on 11 January... By Hugh Caffrey, Manchester

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9 August 2007

Blood Service restructuring chaos

NATIONAL BLOOD Service workers have been amazed to discover that their Chief Executive, Martin Gorham, is stepping down... By An Amicus member

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21 June 2007

Blood centre workers fight job cuts plan

ON 15 June, protests took place outside blood centres, by trade unionists opposed to the proposed reorganisation...

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21 June 2007

Workers must fight Ford sell-off plans

Land Rover/Jaguar: OVER 18,000 car workers directly employed in Jaguar and Land Rover are furious that their owner Ford is threatening their livelihoods by putting the businesses up for sale...

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14 June 2007

Amicus conference: Unite and New Labour

Amicus conference: The first conference of Unite, the new super union, kicks off with the Amicus section on 18 June...

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31 May 2007

Talking about the 'real world' at Wales TUC

AT THE Wales TUC, the challenge facing rank and file members, with Socialist Party members to the fore, was to inject the everyday struggles of workers into the conference...

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26 April 2007

Support the Sunvic strikers

SINCE 21 March, 42 women shop floor workers have been out on strike at Sunvic Controls, Uddingston, Scotland....

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19 April 2007

RMT victory: Union militancy pays

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Editorial: THE LONDON underground system almost closed down for three days last week as Metronet tube maintenance workers, members of the RMT union, prepared to strike, determined their jobs would not be outsourced ...

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12 April 2007

Workers' lives get tougher under New Labour

THE LEAD story in The Observer on 8 April "Exclusive poll: public says PM has failed to improve country" did not surprise most working-class people, they know life has worsened under Blair's government....

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