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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 October 2003
Uniting the London weighting battle
Postal strike solid
VERY FEW postal workers crossed the picket lines at my workplace. Most of those that did work had been bullied by management to go in because they were either on short-term contracts or were on Stage Two warnings (under threat of dismissal due to bad attendance.)
A London postal worker
Unless Royal Mail backs down there will be further strikes and these are likely to be co-ordinated with other trade unionists seeking London weighting increases.
In my workplace, as in other mail centres, we have no chance of meeting the productivity conditions to get the extra money beyond the 3%.
This would involve cutting wage costs by 10% and improving performance.
Crozier and Leighton want to smash the CWU to facilitate privatisation. Behind them are Tony Blair and the Labour government. The CWU should break from New Labour and join with other unions and socialists in building a political alternative.
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In The Socialist 11 October 2003:
Bosses Get Rich - Workers Get 30p
Fighting For A Living Wage
Postal strike solid
Labour and the unions
Union Leaders On The Wrong Track
New Labour and asylum: Blunkett's Callous Plans
"Tough With The Workers, Toadying With The Millionaires"
Socialist Party NHS campaign
Foundation Hospitals: An Attack on the Heart of the NHS
International socialist news and analysis
Anti-bin tax campaign: A Decisive Stage In The Struggle
Ireland - Free the bin tax twelve
Scotland: Nursery Nurses Forced To Strike Again
Fighting tuition fees in the USA
Europe protests at anti-worker governments
Syria Bombing Ratchets Up Middle East Tensions
Iran 1988: A bloody chapter in the workers' movement remembered
The Socialist 11 October 2003 |
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