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5 April 2017

The Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors including Unite elections, NHS, Star Trek, and Welsh trains.

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22 March 2017

The Socialist inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors. Health cuts kill; 'Jam' man - white van man; getting rid of 'green crap'; fighting cuts is no 'failure'; feminist film, BT scandal, bosses' Brexit?

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24 August 2016

Corbyn union nominations round-up and view from the workplace

#KeepCorbyn: More trade unions have announced they are backing Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest. Meanwhile, a minority have endorsed right winger Owen Smith in a joint letter to the Daily Mirror. Union members respond.

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27 July 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Honda workers walk out; JCB staff strike ballot.

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2 December 2015

JCB redundancies mitigated but fight needed

Following talks with the GMB union, JCB has reduced proposed redundancies from 290 to 250, and announced it will allow voluntary redundancies to mitigate the 'need' for compulsory cuts. But a redundancy is a redundancy either way.

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11 November 2015

Workers dig in for fight over job threat

Up to 290 JCB permanent shop floor workers could be made redundant

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1 July 2015

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.

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12 November 2014

Fight JCB's 150 job cuts

Construction machinery firm JCB is carrying out a consultation with office workers after announcing 150 job cuts through voluntary redundancy and early retirement

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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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11 February 2009

JCB owner - still shovelling in the cash

The annual rich list for the West Midlands was recently published in The Birmingham Post. It reveals that Sir Anthony Bamford has been knocked off the top spot this year. It seems that a 600 million increase...

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21 January 2009

Save jobs - nationalise JCB

JCB is making another 700 workers redundant at its UK factories. This is the fourth round of cuts since August 2008 totalling over 1,500. There has been a rolling 90-day consultation period, meaning that...

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19 November 2008

JCB: Pay cuts haven't saved our jobs!

A further 400 redundancies have been announced at JCB. This brings the total jobs lost since August this year to over 1,000 at its UK factories, a JCB worker writes.

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29 October 2008

JCB - Why should we accept redundancies and pay cuts?

Workers at JCB's UK factories have voted by a two thirds majority to move to short time working, from 39 to 34 hours a week. This will mean a pay cut of over 50 a week, writes A JCB worker.

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22 October 2008

Fight for jobs at JCB

JCB has just announced a further reduction of 19% in direct labour costs. This equates to 500 redundancies across its UK group. This comes on top of several hundred redundancies already made since August...

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9 April 2008

Why should workers pay for the crisis?

JCB is the world's third largest manufacturer of earthmovers and other machines for the construction and agriculture industry, writes A JCB worker.

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