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The Socialist 20 May 2009

We need workers' MPs on a worker's wage

We need workers' MPs on a worker's wage


Swindling MPs are detached from reality


Reinstate Rob Williams!

Thousands march for jobs in Birmingham

Visteon workers' victory march


Why socialists oppose the EU

No2EU - yes to democracy


Sri Lanka: The guns fall silent but the tragedy continues

End Gaza blockade


Tiananmen 1989: Seven weeks that shook the world


Youth Fight for Jobs fortnight of action

Enthusiastic reception for Youth Fight for jobs


Don't close our schools!

Charlotte Turner

Kings College, London

Lewisham Bridge rooftop protest


BT say they're sorry

Welsh-speaking worker bullied by boss

PCS conference gathers

Construction workers walk out

Union organisation necessary to defend working conditions

Workplace news

Fast news

 
 

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Construction workers walk out

In a continuation of the battle to stop large construction firms bringing in workers on lower than the trade union negotiated wages and conditions, workers at the South Hook liquefied natural gas site in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, walked out on 19 May. Contractor Hertel had failed to comply with an agreement to offer lagging work to local workers.

The South Hook workers were joined by workers at the Aberthaw power station in the Vale of Glamorgan and at the Lindsey oil refinery site in Lincolnshire.

The Lindsey workers were at the centre of a dispute over pay, skills and conditions earlier this year and successfully fought off attempts by a contractor to bring in workers from Italy on lower wages. The wage rates of the whole workforce were restored to the levels specified in the NAECI agreement.

As the article below shows, the NAECI agreement is constantly having to be defended against attempts to undermine it by the construction bosses.


In this issue

We need workers' MPs on a worker's wage


Socialist Party editorial

Swindling MPs are detached from reality


Socialist Party workplace news

Reinstate Rob Williams!

Thousands march for jobs in Birmingham

Visteon workers' victory march


No2EU

Why socialists oppose the EU

No2EU - yes to democracy


International socialist news and analysis

Sri Lanka: The guns fall silent but the tragedy continues

End Gaza blockade


Socialist Party feature

Tiananmen 1989: Seven weeks that shook the world


Youth fight for jobs

Youth Fight for Jobs fortnight of action

Enthusiastic reception for Youth Fight for jobs


Education

Don't close our schools!

Charlotte Turner

Kings College, London

Lewisham Bridge rooftop protest


Socialist Party news and analysis

BT say they're sorry

Welsh-speaking worker bullied by boss

PCS conference gathers

Construction workers walk out

Union organisation necessary to defend working conditions

Workplace news

Fast news


 

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