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25 January 2017

2016 hottest year on record, air poisonous

Only socialist planning can end profit-driven pollution: There is strong evidence that 2016 was the hottest year on record. Meanwhile, in 2017, part of London breached EU limits on annual hours of toxic air in just five days

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18 October 2016

Film review: Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon is a disaster pic for real. The film dramatises the BP-leased oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, killing eleven crew members. Only by nationalising these corporate giants safe and sustainable energy be possible.

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22 April 2015

Beyond the Pale - capitalism and the environment

In the UK's general election, environment and climate change are issues the establishment parties want to downplay, if not try to forget about entirely, writes Pete Dickenson.

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8 April 2015

Looking after the millionaires, not the millions

On 1 April the Tory-supporting Daily Telegraph splashed its front page with the names of 103 senior business leaders, issuing a dire warning that deviating from the Tories' economic plan would spell an end to Britain's 'recovery' and threaten thousands of jobs

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The 2008 Shell oil tanker drivers' strike was successful, photo Bob Severn

The 2008 Shell oil tanker drivers' strike was successful, photo Bob Severn

26 February 2013

Oil tanker drivers show their industrial strength

BP tanker drivers at the Grangemouth oil refinery came out on a 72-hour strike

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25 July 2012

Olympic Watch

Slum living: One toilet between 25, one shower between 75, overcrowding and leaking roofs - these are the conditions facing the cleaners employed at the Olympic site...

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26 October 2011

Them & Us

Coleman gets real: Brian Coleman, Tory councillor and London fire authority boss, is notorious for threatening Fire Brigades Union members with mass sackings and claiming vast expenses on top of his reported 120,000 a year earnings...

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Scaffolders and electricians, employed by contractors for Vivergo in Teeside, protest at British Sugar. They voted by about 90% to walk out again in support of the locked out BP/Vivergo Redhall workers at Saltend, Hull, photo  Socialist Party

Scaffolders and electricians, employed by contractors for Vivergo in Teeside, protest at British Sugar. They voted by about 90% to walk out again in support of the locked out BP/Vivergo Redhall workers at Saltend, Hull, photo Socialist Party

8 June 2011

Saltend dispute: lessons for future struggles

The heroic struggle of engineering construction workers locked out from the BP Saltend bioethanol plant, near Hull, has ended, writes Alistair Tice.

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29 May 2011

Saltend construction workers' struggle ends

The heroic struggle by engineering construction workers locked out from work on the bioethanol plant at BP Saltend near Hull has ended after nearly three months

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18 May 2011

Workplace news in brief

Strike at EHRC: Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) members in the Cardiff office of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) had solid support for their second walkout on 11 May, writes Katrine Williams PCS Wales chair.

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11 May 2011

Crucial time for Saltend dispute

On 6 May, a mass meeting of the Redhall engineering construction workers, 400 of whom have been locked out for eight weeks from working on the bio-ethanol plant at BP Saltend near Hull, voted again to reject an increased financial settlement in order to continue the fight for their jobs, writes Alistair Tice.

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Scaffolders and electricians, employed by contractors for Vivergo, voted by about 90% to walk out again in support of the locked out Saltend Redhall workers, photo by  Socialist Party

Scaffolders and electricians support the locked out Saltend Redhall workers, photo by Socialist Party

2 May 2011

Solidarity action builds for BP/Vivergo Saltend workers

Addition appended 3.5.11 The 400 Redhall construction workers, locked out for two months by BP/Vivergo from the bioethanol plant at Saltend, Hull, received two big boosts to their campaign for reinstatement last week. (An edited version of this article appeared in The Socialist issue 669.)

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27 April 2011

Saltend lockout: Struggle continues

On Wednesday 20 April, the Redhall construction workers, locked out from BP Saltend, near Hull for the last six weeks, met to decide whether to accept a 1 million financial compensation package from BP/Vivergo...

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21 April 2011

Saltend - construction workers' struggle continues

On Wednesday 20th April the Redhall construction workers locked out from BP Saltend for the last six weeks met to decide whether to accept a compensation package. The offer of cash was rejected and it was agreed to restart the protest on Thursday morning.

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20 April 2011

Construction workers lobby BP

Locked-out BP Saltend workers took their fight straight to the company's fat cats at BP's AGM in London Docklands' Excel Centre on 14 April...

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15 April 2011

Locked-out construction workers take the fight to BP

Locked-out BP Saltend workers took their fight straight to the company's fat cats at BP's AGM in London Docklands' Excel Centre yesterday

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13 April 2011

News of the World admits it

The News of the World has finally admitted what the whole world knew - that phone hacking was far more widespread within that organisation than had been uncovered by the first police investigation, writes Ken Douglas.

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Saltend construction workers protest against being locked out by Redhall, photo Yorkshire Socialist Party

Saltend construction workers protest against being locked out by Redhall, photo Yorkshire Socialist Party

13 April 2011

Saltend lock-out

National strike needed to defend rights: The Socialist has previously reported on the over 400 engineering construction workers who have been locked out from a site at BP Saltend, near Hull, writes Alistair Tice.

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12 April 2011

Protest this Thursday against BP Saltend lockout

BP has its company AGM in London this Thursday, 14 April. Coachloads of locked out workers are going to protest...

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Saltend construction workers protest against being locked out by Redhall, photo Yorkshire Socialist Party

Saltend construction workers protest against being locked out by Redhall, photo Yorkshire Socialist Party

5 April 2011

Saltend lock-out - Solidarity strike spreads

On Wednesday 6 April, hundreds of engineering construction workers at several sites around the country will be taking strike action in solidarity with the 400 Redhall workers locked out from BP Saltend, Hull. An edited version of this article appeared in The Socialist.

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