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From The Socialist newspaper, 22 September 2021
Stop press: Sparks walk out
Reading, 26.5.21: Standing with the #Sparks blockading #AWE in fight against de-skilling #No2ESO, photo RW (Click to enlarge)
Over 200 NG Bailey sparks and fitters walked off site at AWE Burghfield on 20 September over suspected blacklisting. The row started when workers were selected for transfer without notice, and told by the employer that it was AWE who had requested their removal. Anger spread through the workforce at the treatment of their colleagues. Workers held a meeting and sought answers from the management. The firm has responded with what workers saw as a lockout threat, while also sending official statements saying they would dock any workers taking part in an agreed meeting on site. The Socialist Party sends solidarity to the workers, who played a key role in the defeat of deskilling earlier this year by the construction electricians.
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In The Socialist 22 September 2021:
What we think
Workers' politics won't come from Labour
Working class under attack
NHS workers reject 3% insult
Energy market chaos makes the case for nationalisation
Tory cuts to Universal Credit: we need a union fightback
Interview: Bakers' union to vote on Labour disaffiliation
Tax fraud could be over £20 billion annually
Life expectancy falls - a condemnation of capitalism
Socialists and the four-day week
10 years since Occupy
End the teaching workload crisis
MOJ pay deal accepted - we demand 10%
Workers at 13 colleges to strike over pay
New strike dates in EMR guards dispute
Stop press: Sparks walk out
Oaks Park strikers call eleven days' more action
German general election
Unemployment, low pay, rip-off uni fees, climate change... Join the fight for Socialism
Yorkshire Youth Fight for Jobs relaunched
W Sussex 'disability tax' - protest not going away
Fighting evictions in Cornwall
Leeds taxi drivers and disabled passengers unite to fight station changes
Socialist Students: Youth lit up when they saw us
York: Non-binary and trans rights protest
TV Review - Help: Heart-wrenching portrayal of Covid care home crisis
Gleision mine deaths: Still fighting for justice
Corbyn had a social care plan
Who pays for the climate crisis?
Famine in Madagascar
The Socialist 22 September 2021 |
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