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30 May 2017
Many BA passengers suffered cancelled flights over the bank holiday period
25 January 2017
Socialists and villagers wage tireless battle: India, especially in the past 25 years of neoliberal onslaught, has witnessed the massive plunder of land under the guise of major infrastructure projects. Nonetheless, such land-grabbing has provoked mass resistance movements.
18 January 2017
Unite members chanted "low pay, no way" and "pay rise, not lies" while getting support from passengers going in and out of the airport, including one who donated two boxes of chocolates!
11 January 2017
After gloating about the decline in strikes to record levels in 2015, just months later, the right-wing Tory press is frothing at the mouth as workers take action on the tube, railways and at airports.
2 November 2016
For an integrated, environmentally sound, socialist transport system: The recent decision by the cabinet to go ahead with building a third runway at Heathrow has enormous implications for workers at Heathrow and for the local communities. What view should socialists take?
6 July 2016
A terrorist attack, presumed to have been carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), killed at least 43 people and injured 239 others at the Istanbul Atatürk airport on 28 June.
1 June 2016
The new mayor of London has approved an urban airport's right to buy public land for expansion
9 March 2016
'Heathrow 13' climate activists have received suspended sentences for protesting against airport expansion.
3 February 2016
On 25 January, myself and 12 others were convicted of aggravated trespass and being in a restricted area of an airport without permission, writes The courts are making an example of climate protesters. 'Plane Stupid' activists face jail for demonstrating against third runway plans at London Heathrow airport last July. Melanie Strickland, one of the 'Heathrow 13', speaks in the Socialist..
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
14 October 2015
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Tories want us to 'work like Chinese', Royals have flight paths redirected away from their home, yuppie cafe mocks the poor.
15 April 2015
Hoping to get some work, I recently joined 200 other people queuing before 5.30am at Flower World in Derby
3 December 2014
A day in the life: I worked at a bar in a major airport. It reminded me of my early school days. Collecting a green pass, the badge of responsibility at work, took about three months
8 May 2013
Airport strike: Cleaners at Manchester Airport took solid strike action on 3 May against a drastic worsening of their conditions...
3 May 2013
Cleaners at Manchester airport took solid strike action on 3rd May against a drastic worsening of their conditions
23 May 2012
Dockers strike: Dock workers at Tilbury went on a 48-hour strike on 21 May. This is after a 24-hour strike on 7 May, the first at Tilbury since 1989...
4 April 2012
Who decides?: The High Pay Centre has answered a question we've been wondering about for a while - who decides to pay chief executives the outrageous amounts they get...
1 February 2012
Developing efficient public transport: The second high speed line (HS2) in Britain (the first being the channel tunnel link from London to Paris) would initially connect London to Birmingham by 2026 with a journey time of 49 minutes, writes Mark Pickersgill, Stevenage Socialist Party.
5 April 2011
BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) staff at Heathrow airport walked out in a wildcat action on 18 July to prevent the company imposing an automated time management scheme (ATR)...
18 August 2010
Proposed strike action by airport workers at BAA has been called off according to Unite the Union. This follows on from what the union called "constructive talks" with BAA at ACAS...
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