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From The Socialist newspaper, 16 October 2013

Workplace news In Brief

Higher Education

Members of the University and College Union working in higher education have voted for action over pay. 62% voted in favour of strike action and 77% for action short of a strike. Their pay has dropped by 13% over the last four years.

Unison members have already voted for action and the result from the Unite ballot is due shortly.

Carmarthenshire cuts

Labour-led Carmarthenshire county council has announced 30 million of cuts over the next three years.

It warns that 'hundreds of jobs will go'. The Unison branch is pledged to fight these cuts and defend all jobs.

It is calling on the council to launch a mass campaign alongside the trade unions and the people of Carmarthenshire to refuse to implement the cuts.

Please send messages of support from the Carmarthenshire branch website: unisonccc.org.uk/contact-us/

RMT

Socialist Party member John Reid, currently London regional secretary of the transport union RMT, is standing for election to the union's national committee, the Council of Executives.

He is standing on a programme to defend jobs, pay and conditions and to unite all grades in the battles against the many attacks on RMT members.

See Vote John Reid for RMT Council of Executives on Facebook

City Link

On 5 October City Link workers staged protests across the country to highlight savage attacks on jobs and pay.

Workers face pay cuts of up to 4,000, enforced overtime, the axing of the bonus scheme and changes in travel arrangements.

The RMT members got a very positive response leafleting in Southampton with many facing similar problems at work.

City Link was sold off earlier this year by Rentokil Initial to private equity group Better Capital who have now launched this attack on its workers.

The response to the campaign has been enormous. RMT assistant general secretary Steve Hedley reported: "Over 800 have joined the union.

"Despite efforts by the company to block a ballot of our members through an injunction we will be re-ballotting members on taking action."

Nick Chaffey

Defend the Four victory

After a momentous campaign lasting over six years, four Unison members, two now members of Unite, have won a tremendous victory against the Unison bureaucratic machine.

Come and celebrate with them: Suzanne Muna, Onay Kasab, Glenn Kelly and Brian Debus.

5pm onwards on Saturday 19 October at the Roxy Bar and Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB

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In The Socialist 16 October 2013:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Tories' rags and riches Britain; Join the socialist fightback!

Teachers, firefighters, workers fighting back: Unite the strikes!

TUSC: 2014 local elections campaign launched

Immigration Bill: Whipping up racism to cut our services

Council tax benefit cuts hit hard

SSE: So Sodding Expensive!

Fight Tory plans to scrap lifeline for young

Jobcentre staff struggling to cope

'Help to Buy' no solution to housing crisis

Them & Us


Anti-racism

Robinson drops EDL but not his bigotry

Trade union-led anti-racist demo in Liverpool

Bradford anti-EDL protest


Education feature

Why are our schools in crisis?


International socialist news and analysis

Workers and youth re-assert their political voice in South Africa

Sri Lanka - 'No to Chogm' campaign

Refugees perish in Mediterranean "cemetery"


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Join the party for the millions - not the millionaires

Socialism 2013 appeal

Save Kent's children's centres


Socialist Party workplace news

Probation officers to take on 'failing Grayling'

Time for national action on education

Fight the Royal Mail sell-off

Blacklisting victory - now build union strength

Workplace news In Brief


 

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