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11 April 2018

FCC Wilmington refuse workers' strike in hull stands firm

International solidarity from Spanish school students: The refuse workers at FCC Wilmington waste processing in Hull continue to stand firm in their demand for equal sick pay

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26 July 2017

Street cleaners support the Birmingham bin strike

As part of our Saturday stall campaigning on 22 July, Socialist Party members in Birmingham gave out leaflets to raise support for striking Birmingham refuse workers.

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28 June 2017

Refuse workers strike against bullying bosses

Birmingham council refuse workers have voted to strike over a bullying culture and redundancy threat

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6 April 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Action against academies; bin workers strike; hospital caterers fight sell-off.

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1 April 2016

Bin workers strike against 'regime of fear'

Intimidation by their bosses has forced Sheffield's bin workers to strike

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17 February 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.

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4 November 2015

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Strike at Barnet council, strike planned at secure hospital, strike ballot at Manchester University.

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30 September 2015

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Steel plant closure, bin pay freeze beaten, victimised postal union rep, printers' strike.

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18 March 2015

Refuse workers strike against wages theft

Refuse workers have been forced to strike

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19 June 2013

Workplace news in brief

Croydon/Bromley bins: An industrial action ballot of Unite members employed as refuse workers in Bromley and Croydon has returned a majority in favour of strike action in both boroughs

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13 June 2011

Southampton 'Fight the Cuts' demonstration

Monday 13 June 2011: Assemble 12.30pm in Hoglands Park, by the Debenhams roundabout, Southampton...

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Photo Paul Mattsson

Photo Paul Mattsson

8 June 2011

Cuts in jobs and services: We are fighting back!

Workers across the country are facing cuts. In Birmingham, not only are 7,000 council jobs under threat but the Con-Dem council wants to offshore the IT department to super-exploit workers in India...

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31 May 2011

Southampton city council strikes continue

Refuse workers finished their first strike action against cuts to pay, jobs and services on Friday 27 May 100% solid. Support has poured in from around the country and internationally...

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Southampton refuse workers strike, 23.5.11

Southampton refuse workers strike, 23.5.11

23 May 2011

Southampton city council workers strike

"No ifs, no buts, you can stick your Tory cuts", "Cut my pay, No way" were the angry chants of Southampton refuse workers today, out on strike against savage cuts to pay

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18 November 2009

Leeds council delays talks to end bin dispute

Now into week 11, the bin strike in Leeds has been the most significant piece of industrial action in Yorkshire since the miners' strike, writes A Leeds Unison steward.

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5 June 2009

Bristol refuse workers strike

"We don't want to go on strike, but you've got to stand up for your rights" explained one of the striking refuse collectors in Bristol to Socialist Party members on the picket line...

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