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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 February 2012

Workplace news in brief


NSSN conference

National Shop Stewards Network
6th annual conference:
Speakers include Bob Crow, RMT general secretary
Saturday 9 June 11am - 4pm
Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
For more information see:
www.shopstewards.net

Contact the NSSN at:

info@shopstewards.net or PO Box 54498, London, E10 9DE


Tanker strike

Following eight days of strike action with another week long strike called, Jet tanker drivers at Immingham, Stockton and Kingsbury, have forced their employer, haulage firm Wincanton, and their client, ConocoPhillips, to commit to talks about securing a long-term future for the workforce.

Nick Dennis, chair of the Unite National Negotiating Committee for 3,000 unionised tanker drivers, told the Socialist that: "Our strike has been 100% solid with other tanker drivers not crossing our picket lines. We've shown the bosses that we are going to fight their cost-down agenda. If we have to come out on strike again, we won't be on our own, it'll be industry-wide, and that really will hit the forecourts with fuel shortages within days."


UCU elections

The election of key officers in UCU is taking place against the background of the battle to defend pensions. The UCU Left is standing candidates, most prominently Mark Campbell for general secretary and Angie McConnell for vice president, who will have the support of Socialist Party members in UCU. We have criticisms of the UCU Left, for example over its internal democracy and recent votes to 'name a date' for further strike action independently of other trade unions. We do not accept the arguments of the (mainly Labour-supporting) 'UCU Independent Broad Left' for backing the current general secretary Sally Hunt.

Our ultimate goal in UCU is to replicate the successes of PCS Left Unity, which unites the serious forces on the left to provide an effective, fighting union leadership.

Socialist Party members in UCU

No pay cuts!

Bin workers across Stoke-on-Trent are incensed at the Labour run city council's plans to slash their wages. The GMB members are planning to vote on strike action to defend their pay and already diminishing living standards. The council want to tear up their contracts and force workers to 'drop pay bands' which means they will lose up 90 a week! A strike could begin before the end of the month to coincide with the council's budget-setting meeting on 23 February.

Andy Bentley and Alan Holdway

Unilever pensions

After two successful waves of strike action to defend their pensions, Unilever workers are waiting to hear the results of negotiations with the company. Unilever had previously refused to negotiate over their intention to ditch the final salary pension scheme but the strikes forced them to accept an invitation from Acas to talks with the unions.

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In The Socialist 15 February 2012:


Fighting the cuts

Fight Austerity

Building the battle for pensions

Update: pensions battle - Build for the biggest possible action on 28 March

Students to walk out 14 March


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Greece erupts as government and 'Troika' impose new savage cuts

Syria: Anti-regime protesters facing ferocious repression

Kazakhstan: Workers' leaders under threat of abduction or arrest


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Private hands off our NHS!

We can save our NHS

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The battle of Saltley Gates


Socialist Party workplace news

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