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10 May 2017

Tube strike at London Bridge over unfair dismissal

The 24-hour strike by RMT members was in response to an incident in which a fare-dodger was violent towards staff. Two who intervened were disciplined while another lost his job

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7 December 2016

Slump in unfair dismissal cases - scrap tribunal fees!

Workers took 73% less unfair dismissal cases to employment tribunal last year than before the government introduced fees.

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9 March 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Small Heath teachers strike, Pasta Foods victimises reps, Glasgow janitors' dispute.

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25 November 2015

Solidarity with sacked BT worker

Clive Walder, a longstanding Socialist Party member in the Communication Workers' Union, has had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected. This is a message of solidarity to Clive from William.

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18 November 2015

Reinstate sacked CWU reps

As reported in the Socialist last week, Clive Walder, a longstanding Socialist Party member in the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) has had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected. Also John Vasey, a CWU postal rep, has been sacked on what his work colleagues recognise as stitched up charges.

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11 November 2015

CWU rep sacked

Clive Walder, a long-standing Socialist Party member in the CWU had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected by British Telecom on 9 November, confirming his sacking after 38 years of service.

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13 March 2015

Revealed: Tesco's plotting against Doncaster drivers

An email trail of memos reveals cold-hearted calculations to force through a cost-cutting project

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Doncaster Care Uk workers and sacked Tesco Stobart drivers join together in protest on Friday 1 August 2014, photo A Tice

6 August 2014

Doncaster: uniting against anti-union bosses

Alistair Tice reports on two Doncaster struggles against anti-union firms

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25 June 2014

Workplace news in brief

Ritzy Cinema strike: Ritzy Cinema workers in Lambeth from the BECTU union were out on strike for a seventh time last weekend in demand of a living wage from Picturehouse Cinemas

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1 July 2013

Rochdale 'Future Directions' strike solid

Strike action by 115 care workers in Rochdale continues. 150 joined a noisy demonstration of support through Rochdale on 29th June

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17 October 2012

Osborne's 'shares' plan threatens rights

Fancy a few free shares in the company you work for? Well David Cameron's party for the aspirational privileged announced at its conference this week a policy that apparently could make budding capitalists of us all

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19 September 2012

Cable launches new attack on workers' rights

The attack on workers' rights outlined by Lib Dem business secretary Vince Cable is one more confirmation of the government's absolute determination to drag us back to the pre-World War Two years, writes Alex Davidson.

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30 November 2011

Fight this bosses' charter!

As almost three million workers prepared to strike against one onslaught on their future, business secretary Vince Cable was announcing another, writes Dave Gorton, Unite LE/372 branch.

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2 November 2011

No return to hire and fire - Tories consider abolishing more workers' rights

It's not the endless pursuit of profit or the speculation of bankers that has caused economic crisis; it is 'unproductive' and 'underperforming' workers, writes Dave Gorton

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