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25 May 2011
Newport Passport Office: On 23 May Tory immigration minister Damian Green announced the closure of Newport Passport Office as a processing centre, writes Dave Reid.
23 May 2011
The Tory immigration minister has announced the closure of Newport Passport Office as a processing centre but in a big concession to the massive campaign led by the PCS, retained half of the threatened jobs
26 January 2011
As Unemployment figures jumped again, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) civil servants in the PCS union were taking strike action to provide a decent service to claimants...
20 January 2011
Updated 21/1/11. As unemployment figures jumped again, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) civil servants in the PCS union were taking strike action to provide a decent service to claimants
Newport Demo to save the Passport Office: John McInally, Vice president, Public and Commercial Services union, with the IPS group banner , photo Socialist Party Wales
20 October 2010
Newport fights the cuts: Everyone in Newport has been incensed by the decision to close the Passport Office here. In just a few days the whole community mobilised and a good 1,000 people came on the noisy demonstration around...
14 October 2010
PCS members were shocked on 8 October by the announcement that Newport Passport office would close next year, writes Katrine Williams, PCS Wales chair.
31 March 2010
PCS pickets who work on security at the Houses of Parliament were out again in force. One of the pickets who has been working there for 20 years explained that during the last strike extra police were...
24 March 2010
Pickets were out in force for the second time, taking strike action to stop cuts in the Civil Service Compensation Scheme, which would leave many PCS members tens of thousands of pounds worse off in the event of voluntary or compulsory redundancy. Reports from round the country.
10 March 2010
Members of the PCS civil servants' union took strike action today to oppose the changes to the civil service compensation scheme.
13 January 2010
Signal workers, members of RMT, have been involved in two weeks of strike action over the imposition of new working conditions...
18 December 2009
Striking signals workers were out in force today at the picket outside the Newport panel on day three of the six day strike against management imposing new rosters...
16 December 2009
There are 17 signalmen at the Cardiff box. Eleven of them started picketing first thing this morning. They were then joined by 2 coming off night shift, bringing the total to 13 of the 17 members of the...
13 November 2009
ON 24 October, Newport Communities Against Racism (NCAR) organised a rally of 600 local people against the far-right English/Welsh Defence League (E/WDL) that shut the League out of Newport...
28 October 2009
"WALES IS now an E/WDL-free zone" declared Socialist Party member and Unite convenor Rob Williams as over 600 people defied the attempt of the English/Welsh Defence League to spread their racist poison in Newport...
28 October 2009
Feature: ON 4 November 1839, 170 years ago, the 'Chartist Rising' in Newport, south Wales, ended in bloodshed. DAVE REID explains the background to one of the first workers' insurrections in history.
9 September 2009
On 4 September, postal workers from the CWU held a demonstration outside the Unite union headquarters and a rally in the Friends Meeting House, London, writes Peter Redfarn.
26 August 2009
Construction workers have been protesting for two weeks outside the Uskmouth power station site near Newport, writes Mike John, Newport Socialist Party.
22 July 2009
Chepstow: Around 750 workers at the Tesco distribution centre in Chepstow are voting over strike action against the company's decision to move the centre across the river Severn to Avonmouth, which is only eight miles away, writes Mike John, Newport Socialist Party.
2 February 2001
THE ANNOUNCEMENT by Corus to cut back at Ebbw Vale steelworks and the 'heavy' end of Llanwern steelworks with thousands of job losses, is expected as we go to press, writes Dave Reid, Socialist Party Wales.
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