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24 June 2020
P&O Ferries wants to cut 734 jobs in Dover and 122 jobs in Hull after a severe downturn in demand
17 October 2018
"No ifs, no buts, no dinner lady cuts," is the song from the picket line. Nine dinner ladies at Ladywood Primary School in Grimethorpe, Yorkshire are now on indefinite strike against being made redundant.
11 July 2018
Among the latest victims are almost 600 retail workers employed by Calvetron Brands, many in department stores. Hardly a day goes by in 2018 without more news of woes on the high street.
2 May 2018
Over 100 Hull College workers and students protested on 23 April against the planned axing of up to 400 jobs at the college. Walking out over their lunch break they heard speakers from the local trade union movement.
8 March 2018
The delivery of new, hybrid boats will make a number of jobs on the ferry no longer necessary
31 January 2018
Two of so-called 'Big Four' supermarkets - Tesco and Sainsbury's - have announced job losses running into the thousands.
13 December 2017
Academic staff at the University of Brighton who walked out to defend two members of staff threatened with redundancy on 23 and 24 November have won
29 November 2017
A lunchtime walkout preceded a full day of action, after a magnificent 85% vote in favour of striking against forced redundancies
15 November 2017
On 6 November PCS members took strike action to prevent a relocation which would likely result in around 50 redundancies
6 September 2017
Birmingham's bin workers once again have had to strike to stop job losses and pay cuts, after the Labour council - which has over £100 million in its 'unallocated' useable reserves - reneged on a previously agreed deal
6 September 2017
Unison and UCU further education union branches at newly merged Nottingham college are in dispute with management over redundancy and reorganisation
26 July 2017
Campaigners at Stoke Newington school won a retreat
14 July 2017
Tesco called it its "biggest ever pay award"
28 June 2017
Birmingham council refuse workers have voted to strike over a bullying culture and redundancy threat
12 April 2017
Schools are under the greatest threat for more than a generation and an equally powerful response is needed. In the next couple of months, the scale of the cuts will be evident
8 March 2017
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) workers took another day of strike action on 1 March after the disgraceful sacking of ten of their colleagues by email last month. The PCS and Unite unions are now demanding the reinstatement of these workers.
15 February 2017
Up to 15 Tesco stores in Ireland took strike action on Valentine's Day 14 February after members of the trade union Mandate, which represents more than 10,000 workers at the company, voted 78% in favour of a walkout over contract changes
15 February 2017
Ten government equality staff were sacked by email and had to clear their desks
7 December 2016
John died of heart disease very suddenly, at a too early age.
5 October 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Virgin Trains strike; Ritzy cinema strike; Newsquest journalists' strike.
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