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6 September 2017
Pensions are back in the headlines with the news that FTSE 350 companies' pension deficits are equivalent to 70% of their annual profits
30 August 2017
For the second time in nine years BT is seeking to attack the pension benefits of its workers
26 April 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including the CWU conference latest and a London security strike.
22 March 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Health cuts kill; 'Jam' man - white van man; getting rid of 'green crap'; fighting cuts is no 'failure'; feminist film, BT scandal, bosses' Brexit?
8 February 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.
3 August 2016
A special press conference organised by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) alongside Jeremy Corbyn himself, saw the union announce its official support for Corbyn in the Labour leadership election.
15 June 2016
Unions have joined forces with bosses at telecom firm BT to influence workers to vote Remain. Unions lining up with the very people they exist to combat only weakens them, whatever their position on the EU.
20 April 2016
CWU conference: As the 2016 Communication Workers Union conference takes place, British Telecom continues its obsession with cost cutting, despite a 14% increase in profits to £2.6 billion last year.
2 March 2016
Phone lines for the Tories' new 'Universal Credit' reduced welfare system are not even free. Empty-handed benefit claimants must fork out between 12p and 45p every minute to discuss their cases.
17 February 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.
25 November 2015
Clive Walder, a longstanding Socialist Party member in the Communication Workers' Union, has had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected. This is a message of solidarity to Clive from William.
18 November 2015
As reported in the Socialist last week, Clive Walder, a longstanding Socialist Party member in the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) has had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected. Also John Vasey, a CWU postal rep, has been sacked on what his work colleagues recognise as stitched up charges.
11 November 2015
Clive Walder, a long-standing Socialist Party member in the CWU had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected by British Telecom on 9 November, confirming his sacking after 38 years of service.
13 May 2015
The recent CWU telecoms conference voted to vigorously oppose, with industrial action if necessary, BT Openreach's plans to concentrate all office-based jobs into just 23 'centres of excellence', writes Clive Walder.
25 February 2015
The football Premier League's new TV deal with Sky and BT broadcasters offers mega-riches to the 20 Premier League teams, but little reward to the lower leagues
10 December 2014
Paul Callanan's article on football financing (issue 834) was illuminating. The almost complete dominance of big business (often from very shady business people) is only part of the problem
3 September 2014
A special CWU conference on 21-22 August agreed BT proposals for reduced pay and conditions for new staff by a three to one majority
20 August 2014
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) telecoms section is once again shying away from a fight with BT and recommending cuts in pay and conditions for new staff
19 August 2014
In a consultation ballot, 57% voted for a ballot for industrial action now.
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