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10 July 2013

Workplace news in brief

The chief executive of the salary-slashing firm Equinox Care, Bill Puddicombe, verbally abused Unite members leafleting a conference in Lewisham, south London on 2 July

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19 June 2013

Support for socialist alternative to pro-cuts New Labour at GMB conference

On 2-6 June, Plymouth hosted the annual GMB union conference. Socialist Party members, who set up a stall outside, were generally met with a very positive response from GMB delegates

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10 April 2013

Con-Dems' latest cruel cut: Disability Living Allowance

Iain Duncan Smith, who claimed he could live on the Jobseeker's Allowance pittance of 53 a week, is the architect of the latest assault on disabled people...

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20 March 2013

Workplace news in brief

HCA strike: Unite Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) members (Housing Workers Branch) will be on strike on 20 March against a pay offer that has resulted in unprecedented anger and disgust among members

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5 September 2012

Workplace news in brief

HMRC jobs deal: In the current climate of cuts and attacks on working and living conditions, PCS members in HMRC have been able to secure significant agreement from their employer on jobs, privatisation and sickness absence policy

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Remploy strike, Chesterfield, Sept 2012, photo Becci Heagney

4 September 2012

Week-long Remploy strike in Chesterfield and Springburn

Workers at Remploy's two healthcare factories - Chesterfield and Springburn, Glasgow - started a week's strike on Monday 3rd September

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3 September 2012

Four-day strike at Remploy Springburn, Glasgow

The first of a four day strike at Remploy Springburn in Glasgow was absolutely solid. Only one staff member crossed the picket line, a HR manager who sneaked in early.

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Remploy workers protest outside the opening of the London 2012 Paralympics against the closure of Remploy factories, photo by Hannah Sell

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29 August 2012

Paralympics, Atos scandal, Remploy closures... Con-Dems win gold for hypocrisy!

Millions are watching the 2012 Paralympics. The Games aim to inspire young disabled people to take up sport and compete at the highest level

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Remploy reps occupying the HQ of Remploy in Leicester, 23 August 2012

23 August 2012

Remploy reps occupy the HQ of Remploy in Leicester - Video

Updated 16:30pm - Video added

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8 August 2012

Workplace News in brief

Remploy: Workers at the Remploy factories fighting closure called off their 6 August strike in favour of workplace meetings to discuss further action including demonstrations in London and other cities...

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3 August 2012

Suspension of Remploy industrial action

Remploy Consortium of trade unions met on 2nd August to discuss the industrial action being taken across Remploy

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Leeds, second day of Remploy strike, 26.7.12, photo by Iain Dalton

26 July 2012

Second strike day at Remploy factories

The second day of strike action at the Leeds Remploy factory saw large numbers of pickets once again.
Posting updated 27.7.12

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25 July 2012

Remploy strike a big success

Save our factories!: On 19 July, workers at Remploy factories across the country came out on strike to defend their workplaces and their jobs...

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Remploy workers' national strike against closures 19 July 2012, photo Elaine Brunskill

20 July 2012

Reports and videos of the Remploy strike

Thirty Remploy workers formed a confident picket line across two entrances of the biggest Remploy factory in London

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Claps and cheers greet Remploy marchers in Sheffield 20 April 2012, photo Sheffield Socialist Party

18 July 2012

Support striking Remploy workers!

For months the Con-Dem government have stated their intention to close 36 out of 54 Remploy factories across the UK, writes Rob Williams.

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18 July 2012

Remploy: Welsh government offer is short of earlier promises

The Welsh government has announced with much fanfare, a scheme to support Remploy workers made redundant by the Con-Dems' factory closure programme

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5 July 2012

Remploy vote for strike action

Members of GMB and Unite employed by Remploy in 54 factories across the country have voted by an overwhelming majority to take part in strikes and other industrial action to protest against the closure of the Remploy factories and disabled workers being forced into unemployment

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9 May 2012

Duncan Smith throws insults at Remploy workers

Tory Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has claimed that disabled Remploy workers are "not doing any work...", writes Pat Atkinson, Unite LE 1111 branch.

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24 April 2012

Remploy workers take the fight to parliament

"Maria Miller, factory killer!" was the chant heard outside DWP (Department of Work & Pensions) as Remploy workers took their campaign against factory closures to central London...

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Claps and cheers greet Remploy marchers in Sheffield 20 April 2012, photo Sheffield Socialist Party

23 April 2012

Claps and cheers greet Remploy marchers in Sheffield

On Friday 20 April hundreds of Remploy workers and members of the public gathered in Sheffield to show their opposition to the government's plans to close Remploy factories

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