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20 June 2012
We went to do our regular sale of the Socialist at our local bus station. With the London bus workers' strike on the back page, we sold to both passengers running to work, and to drivers who slowed down...
7 June 2012
"Today there's not a single train running on the Metro", one of the striking workers commented as they staged a 24-hour strike
2 May 2012
Pension privatisation: Hundreds of pension staff were forced out of the public sector on 1 May. The government agency that administers pensions of 1.5 million working and retired civil servants became the first 'mutual' ...
4 April 2012
Unite oil tanker drivers have brought the country to a virtual standstill, not by striking but because the Tories' scaremongering backfired!, writes Rob Williams, NSSN chair.
27 March 2012
Tanker drivers working for five major fuel distribution firms and members of Unite, voted overwhelmingly for strike action over health and safety issues
3 March 2012
Stagecoach South Yorkshire bus drivers in Barnsley and Rotherham have won a significant victory in their fight for higher pay
29 February 2012
Voting will begin next week in a strike ballot of over 2,000 drivers who work for seven major fuel distribution firms, has announced Unite the union
9 February 2012
Following eight days of strike action Jet tanker drivers at Immingham, Stockton and Kingsbury have forced their employer, Wincanton, and its client, ConocoPhillips, to commit to talks
5 February 2012
123 oil tanker drivers, employed by haulage firm Wincanton on the ConocoPhillips contract to deliver fuel to Jet forecourts, began their second week of strike action on Friday 3rd February...
1 February 2012
123 oil tanker drivers employed by road haulage firm Wincanton began a week-long strike on Tuesday 24 January, writes Alistair Tice.
30 January 2012
Stagecoach South Yorkshire bus drivers, members of the union Unite, have stepped up their action in the fight to improve their wages
30 January 2012
The Wincanton employed tanker drivers deliver 20% of all fuel to Jet forecourts. The week long strike has had a massive impact.
26 January 2012
Electricians from West Burton power station in Nottinghamshire and BP Saltend in Hull took strike action on Wednesday 25 January against the new Besna contracts being imposed on them, writes Alistair Tice.
24 January 2012
Strike action by Jet tanker drivers could lead to fuel shortages and petrol running out at the forecourts. Meanwhile the Coryton oil refinery in Essex is going into administration, writes Alistair Tice, Yorkshire Socialist Party.
16 January 2012
Stagecoach bus drivers in Barnsley and Rotherham, members of the Unite trade union, took their eight day of strike action on Monday 16th January in pursuit of their pay claim for £9.50 an hour...
11 January 2012
In December 2011, after a dispute between Scotrail and rail union Aslef, an agreement was reached which provides for the recruitment of at least 32 train drivers in 2012 and for eliminating rest day working by April 2013, writes Pete, Worcester.
8 December 2011
Stagecoach South Yorkshire bus drivers, members of the Unite trade union, took two more days of strike action on 2 and 3 December in pursuit of their claim for £9/hour pay parity with their Sheffield colleagues...
23 November 2011
South Yorkshire bus drivers, members of Unite the union, took strike action on 18 and 21 November. Many pickets were out all day on both days at the Barnsley and Rawmarsh (Rotherham) depots, writes Alistair Tice.
21 September 2011
During August, National Express West Midlands (NXWM) bosses informed drivers at its nine garages that practically all local agreements would be torn up from 25 September
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