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From The Socialist newspaper, 27 October 2021

Workplace news in brief

Scunthorpe scaffolders picket line 18 October. Photo: Alistair Tice

Scunthorpe scaffolders picket line 18 October. Photo: Alistair Tice   (Click to enlarge)

Gary Evans reinstated

Gary Evans, a Communication Workers Union (CWU) member at Llanelli Delivery Office who was wrongfully dismissed, has been reinstated following a 24-hour strike on 13 October that halted postal deliveries after a solid 98.6% vote for action.

Socialist Party members joined the workers on the picket line and congratulated Gary and the CWU branch on their victory.

Scaffs strike into fourth week

"We're on the gate till you pay the rate", is the chant on the picket line outside British Steel Scunthorpe. Now in their fourth week of all-out strike action, around 60 scaffolders employed on the maintenance contract by Actavo, remain solid in their fight for the national industry (NAECI) rate which would be a 10-15% pay rise.

While there have been talks, so far Actavo have made no new offer, so the strikers have increased the pickets and are exploring other ways of stepping up the pressure.

The Unite branch inside the plant has donated £1,000 to the strike fund but needs to organise more active solidarity.

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In The Socialist 27 October 2021:


Budget

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Public spending under further threat from Tories

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Public sector pay thaw - union fight is on for a real rise and funding


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COP26: protest for Socialist change to reverse climate chaos

Youth climate protests

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Gwent Stagecoach workers driving for victory on pay

Clarks shoe workers strike to give 'fire and rehire' the boot

Royal Mail workers stand against 'unachievable workloads'

GPs vote to reject government plans

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