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The Socialist 3 December 2014

The bitter pill of cuts to come

The Socialist issue 836

The bitter pill of cuts

Osborne's solution deficit

NHS: the money's running out

Tower Hamlets: Government attacks local democracy

Terrorism Bill: May continues job started by Blair

Them & Us


World health crises show: Capitalism kills!


Care UK: Inspirational struggle for all trade unionists

Hull city council: a tale of two surveys

College UCU strikes against imposed new contracts

Lambeth College strike dates named

Northern line RMT stoppage over sacking

Trelleborg engineering pay victory

Reports from the NSSN bulletin


Angry New Era tenants take protest to Cameron

Sixth form students grill Grayling

Stop academies in Lewisham

Crown drops charges against protest pensioners

No justice, no peace: protest stops London streets

Neighbours defend disabled man from eviction


Help us fund historic election challenge

More socialists needed!


Zero-hour contracts: Demeaning rules and poverty pay

 
 
 
 

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Trelleborg engineering pay victory

Unite members at Trelleborg engineering in Leicester have won a two-year pay deal following two strikes.

The deal includes:

  • A back paid 1.7% increase on all rates of pay for 2014
  • A one-off payment of 300
  • 2% pay rise for 2015 plus a yearly bonus of up to 900 a year
  • Enhanced bank holiday and Sunday rates
  • One week's bereavement pay
  • Long term service awards reduced from 25 years to ten years then every five years

When asked by the Socialist about the strike action, Unite steward Mark Potter said: "We identified the business' weak points such as delivery schedules and bottle necks in production. Our members informed us that they prefer 48-hour strikes not one or two hour stoppages. This was arranged and supported by 99% of the members.

"We also made all our members aware that Unite paid strike pay for full days of strike action. Most pickets stayed for around six hours with some doing around twelve hours. At times we almost had a party atmosphere on the pickets."


In this issue


Socialist Party news and analysis

The bitter pill of cuts

Osborne's solution deficit

NHS: the money's running out

Tower Hamlets: Government attacks local democracy

Terrorism Bill: May continues job started by Blair

Them & Us


International socialist news and analysis

World health crises show: Capitalism kills!


Socialist Party workplace news

Care UK: Inspirational struggle for all trade unionists

Hull city council: a tale of two surveys

College UCU strikes against imposed new contracts

Lambeth College strike dates named

Northern line RMT stoppage over sacking

Trelleborg engineering pay victory

Reports from the NSSN bulletin


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Angry New Era tenants take protest to Cameron

Sixth form students grill Grayling

Stop academies in Lewisham

Crown drops charges against protest pensioners

No justice, no peace: protest stops London streets

Neighbours defend disabled man from eviction


Socialist Party appeal

Help us fund historic election challenge

More socialists needed!


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Zero-hour contracts: Demeaning rules and poverty pay


 

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