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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 July 2008
The strike action over pay organised by the PCS civil service union continues this week, with workers in the Identity and Passport Service on strike on 23-25 July.
This follows strikes in the Home Office, Land Registry, Coastguards and other departments and agencies. The union has warned that a pay ballot across the union will be organised if the government refuses to back down over below-inflation pay rises.
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In The Socialist 23 July 2008:
Stop The Gas Price Rip-Off
Car taxes add to inflation misery
Local government strike
Build further action after successful council strike
Reports of the Unsion strike
Pictures of the Unison strike
Socialist Party workplace news
Argos workers strike against insulting pay offer
London bus drivers' protest
Socialist Party news and analysis
Punishing the jobless for being jobless
Bankers' dirty tricks?
International socialist news and analysis
Say no to military attack on Iran
Political impasse in the Kurdish region of Iraq
Pakistan: 50,000 textile workers strike
The Socialist 23 July 2008 |
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