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The Socialist 11 August 2009

Jobs & services - not bankersí bonuses!

Jobs & services - not bankers' bonuses!


Stop the BNP


Vestas - occupation ends but the fight continues


Thomas Cook occupation, Dublin: "A living lesson for workers everywhere"


Postal workers: National ballot to follow strike wave


Protests flood in against Unison witch-hunt


August 1969: Northern Ireland explodes - 'the troubles' begin


New term approaching for students: Build the fightback!

Demonstrate Saturday 28 November in London

Higher education: Don't make young people pay for funding crisis

Internships = Exploitation

Grim prospects for young people


BNP loses council by-election

Racists left speechless

Anti-fascist demo in Birmingham


South Africa: A cold winter, but mass action shakes Zuma

Afghanistan: 40 years of failure?

Torturous explanation


Industrial action works

Defend Corus workers' terms and conditions

Liverpool street cleaners and bin workers strike against fat-cats

Surrey council must buy back these homes now!

Engineering construction ballot

Rail strikes

South Yorkshire bus drivers plan more strikes


Bryan Stanley's canonisation

 
 

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Engineering construction ballot

On 11 August a strike ballot of engineering construction workers will begin. It will include workers on sites in Grangemouth, Sellafield, Stanlow, Staythorpe, and Aberthaw, all members of Unite and GMB.

The ballot runs until 1 September and is over the employers' refusal to discuss improvements to the national agreement, NAECI. This follows the industrial action earlier this year and Total's reneging on the agreement forged at Lindsey to provide employment for workers facing redundancy.

The battle to force the employers to keep to these agreements and pay the agreed rates is still going on.


In this issue

Jobs & services - not bankers' bonuses!


Anti-racism

Stop the BNP


Vestas

Vestas - occupation ends but the fight continues


International socialist news

Thomas Cook occupation, Dublin: "A living lesson for workers everywhere"


Workplace news

Postal workers: National ballot to follow strike wave


Unison witchhunt

Protests flood in against Unison witch-hunt


Marxist analysis: history

August 1969: Northern Ireland explodes - 'the troubles' begin


Socialist Party youth and students

New term approaching for students: Build the fightback!

Demonstrate Saturday 28 November in London

Higher education: Don't make young people pay for funding crisis

Internships = Exploitation

Grim prospects for young people


Anti-racism

BNP loses council by-election

Racists left speechless

Anti-fascist demo in Birmingham


International socialist news and analysis

South Africa: A cold winter, but mass action shakes Zuma

Afghanistan: 40 years of failure?

Torturous explanation


Workplace news and analysis

Industrial action works

Defend Corus workers' terms and conditions

Liverpool street cleaners and bin workers strike against fat-cats

Surrey council must buy back these homes now!

Engineering construction ballot

Rail strikes

South Yorkshire bus drivers plan more strikes


Labour history comment

Bryan Stanley's canonisation


 

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