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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 October 2012

Workplace news in brief

Lorry drivers' strike

Workers at the Tesco distribution centre in Doncaster are on a 48-hour strike from 9 October. The workers were transferred to Eddie Stobart Ltd (ESL) in August and then on 5 September they were issued with 90-day notices of termination of employment.

The drivers voted by 90% to strike and for action short of a strike.

Amnesty International

Workers at Amnesty International UK are striking on 10 October in a battle over management's cost-cutting programme.

Staff have agreed to a pay freeze but management still wants to cut 2.5 million. Their union Unite is demanding meaningful negotiations over management's plans.

University strike

Lecturers organised in the University and College Union (UCU) are set to take strike action at the University of East London (UEL). The strike is over attacks on working conditions.

UEL management are trying to increase the lecturers' already over-stretched workload.

Management also want to strip the lecturers of their right of appeal if they have been bullied or want to challenge unfair workloads.

This isn't the only attack that lecturers are facing. As we reported last week, many PhD students are being used as cheap labour to drive down teaching costs.

UEL is now charging new students the Con-Dems' 9,000 a year tuition fees.

But this doesn't mean extra funding for staff and students at UEL.

Socialist Students supports the strike by lecturers at UEL.

Despite what university management will say, the lecturers' strike is defending students and defending education.

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In The Socialist 10 October 2012:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Tories promise more pain... Kick out the 'nasty party'!

Labour Party conference - not fighting austerity

Arguing the case for a 24-hour general strike

Birmingham Tory conference demo

'Millions crying out for leadership and for an alternative'

Anti-austerity candidates selected for November contests

No welfare cuts

Health workers must fight attacks on jobs and pay

Politicians line up to attack abortion rights

The hidden homeless - "Sofa surfing is my lot"

Them & Us


Transport feature

Send the transport privatisers packing


International socialist news and analysis

Venezuela presidential election

Greece: escalating the action against austerity

South Africa: 'What are we doing about this government that is killing us?'


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Why we're marching on 20 October

More success for Socialist Students

Save East Midlands ambulances

Campaign Kazakhstan: A musical and political evening

Youth Fight for Jobs and Education fortnight of action 13-27 October

Dewsbury fights health service cuts

Waltham Forest: Parents and staff unite against school sell-off

Sunderland anti-fascists stand up against divisive EDL


Socialist Party workplace news

South Wales bus workers receive strong support for strike

Fighting the construction industry blacklist

Workplace nurseries saved in HMRC

Leeds solidarity with Crossrail battle

Mid Yorkshire Health admin staff ballot for strike

Bin workers' strike threat

Workplace news in brief


Marxism

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Marx was right!


 

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