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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 February 2015

Workplace news in brief

M25 strike date set

M25 maintenance, emergency and incident support workers working for Connect Plus Services are due to strike on 16 February over pay, sick pay and union recognition.

The Unite members plan to strike on every Monday following the first walkout until the dispute is resolved.

More about the background to the dispute can be read in issue 828 of the Socialist or at www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/828/19455

Remember the dead - fight for the living

The Tebay disaster in Cumbria on 15 February 2004 killed RMT members Gary Tindall, Colin Buckley, Darren Burgess and Chris Waters. Seven more were injured.

RMT members are still having to campaign for secondary protection for workers on or about the rail lines.

Eleventh Tebay rally for workers' secondary on track protection
Sunday 15 February, 12noon, Tebay Memorial Stone, by the A685
A buffet will follow at Tebay Sports, Social and Railway Club, Church Street, Tebay, Penrith CA10 3SP

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Take the wealth off the super-rich!

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Welfare cuts kill!

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Is Podemos the Spanish Syriza?

Political vendetta against water charges activists


2015 elections

"I've taken off the shackles" of the Labour Party

'TUSC has my values and principles'

A working class party needed

Appeal: Back the real opposition to brutal austerity


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Lewisham: support anti-academy dispute

Wales FE workers accept 1% offer

Unite: elect fighting socialist reps

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Rotherham: Farage humiliated by protesters

Give tax avoidance the Boots!

Gateshead: Pensioner 'bundled off' by bureaucrats

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Socialist history

1918: When German workers entered history


 

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