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16 January 2015
Essex firefighters took strike action from 9am on Wednesday 14 January. The three days of planned partial actions have been escalated as the employers effectively chose to temporarily lock firefighters
3 September 2014
A new Punch and Judy show: MP Douglas Carswell has left the Tories and joined Ukip, resigning from parliament to trigger a byelection
4 July 2014
About 1,000 Argos warehouse staff at five distribution centres went on strike today
16 April 2014
Signalling that the bedroom tax is more trouble than it's worth, Basildon council withdrew 35 possession orders listed at the court
9 April 2014
Hundreds of former employees of Visteon/Ford marched on 2 April from their union Unite's HQ in London to Parliament to demand pensions justice
19 September 2012
Unite members at Argos are striking against the ending of their final salary pension scheme
17 September 2012
Workers at five Argos distribution centres around the country (Magna Park, Bridgewater, Heywood, Castleford and Basildon) will start a four-day national strike this Wednesday (19th September)...
19 July 2012
Hundreds of striking firefighters and their supporters paraded through Chelmsford on Wednesday 18 July in a show of defiance against the dictatorial attitudes and cuts of their Fire Authority
19 October 2011
Stop these evictions: At dawn, riot police breached the perimeter of the Dale Farm travellers' site, demolishing a wall surrounding one of the legal plots and storming through the breach with shields, batons and tasers.
19 October 2011
On Monday 17 October the Dale Farm residents' legal challenges to their eviction from a former scrap yard in Essex reached the end of the line, with Justice Ouseley rejecting challenges to the legality of Basildon council's operation, writes Dave Murray, Basildon.
29 September 2011
The attempt by the local council to forcibly evict Travellers from their land at Dale Farm in Essex has highlighted the issue of Gypsies' and Travellers' rights in the UK
28 September 2011
Basildon council's attempts to evict 86 Traveller families from Dale Farm have been thrown into confusion by decisions of the high court, writes Dave Murray, Basildon.
21 September 2011
The tense stand-off between bailiffs and Dale Farm Travellers and their supporters gave way to jubilation as the High Court granted an injunction
14 September 2011
"In 100 years we've never had so much support," said Grattan Puxon of the Gypsy Council, addressing the hundreds of people who marched in opposition to the evictions at Dale Farm on Saturday 10 September, writes Dave Murray, Basildon Socialist Party.
7 September 2011
Since 31 August residents of 52 "unauthorised" plots at Dale Farm Travellers' site in Essex are under threat of forcible eviction, which Basildon council say will take place after 19 September, writes Dave Murray, Basildon Socialist Party.
20 May 2009
On 18 May at lunchtime, sacked Visteon workers turned up at their factories in big numbers to mark the end of occupations and pickets, writes Paula Mitchell.
8 May 2009
Sacked convenor of Linamar: Wednesday 13 May at 7.30 pm in the Dolphin Hotel, Swansea. Speakers include Frank Jepson (Convenor at Visteon Basildon) and Kevin Nolan (Convenor at Visteon Enfield), writes All trade unionists welcome.
8 May 2009
Rally to support Rob Williams
Sacked convenor of Linamar
Wednesday 13 May at 7.30 pm
Dolphin Hotel, Swansea.
Speakers include Frank Jepson (Convenor at Visteon Basildon) and Kevin Nolan (Convenor at Visteon Enfield).
All trade unionists welcome
5 May 2009
Sacked workers at the three closed Visteon UK plants in Enfield (London), Basildon (Essex), and Belfast (Northern Ireland) have won a momentous victory, a substantial financial package from their bosses.
They will end their pickets and occupations as soon as the money is in the bank. Frank Jepson, Unite union convenor of Visteon Basildon, spoke to The Socialist
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