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7 March 2018

FCC Environment strike solid

Despite sub-zero temperatures from the "Beast from the East" on the first morning of the strike and intimidating tactics from the local management, FCC recycling workers are standing firm

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24 January 2018

May's "war on plastic" still puts profits before the planet

A rapidly growing mountain of plastic waste is polluting the world's land and oceans

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17 August 2017

Bin workers - fighting back wins!

Following magnificent action, Brum's bin workers have forced a management retreat.

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8 February 2017

NHS: fight for funding - not passport checks

Right-wing politicians and newspapers are trying to blame the austerity and privatisation-induced NHS crisis on so-called 'health tourists'. The Socialist spoke to Aislinn Macklin-Doherty, a doctor involved in last year's strikes.

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12 December 2016

Bin workers strike against draconian management

130 Doncaster waste transfer workers struck on 12 December over a 'draconian' management style and the victimisation and sacking of two colleagues.

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28 September 2016

46m spent on suspending public sector workers

Bosses in the public sector have spent 46 million suspending workers over the past three years.

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25 July 2016

Food waste - the logic of capitalism

New figures that half of all food produced in the US is thrown away brings the question of the wastefulness of capitalism into sharp relief.

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4 November 2015

Long hours ruining health without lifting productivity

Studies now show that working long hours doesn't just damage your health - it doesn't even get more done.

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29 October 2015

Hinkley deal - no point in nuclear

The recent visit of Chinese Premier Xi Jinping seems to have sealed the deal on the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor - a deal which is disastrous in every aspect.

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2 September 2015

Nuclear Secrets: a dangerous dead end

TV review: Geoff Jones reviews the BBC4 TV programme Britain's Nuclear Secrets - Inside Sellafield (on BBC iPlayer until 10 September).

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28 January 2015

Inept waste site renationalised

Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site is a poorly managed deposit for tens of thousands of tonnes of dangerous nuclear waste

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Sheffield Green Company recycling workers on strike, October 2014

13 October 2014

Recycling workers strike over pay and conditions

30 GMB members at Sheffield's five recycling centres took four days' strike action

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19 February 2014

'Criminal' waste and 'legal' waste

A lot of food is wasted in Britain. At farms, 'wonky' vegetables are rejected; at warehouses huge amounts of packaged foods are discarded because of split packets or minor blemishes

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27 November 2013

Victory against victimisation

Russ Bowering has won a victory against victimisation by Hull waste disposal contractor FCC

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Protest picket at MHH Contracting, Sheffield

10 September 2012

Sheffield Socialist Party pickets strike-breaking facility

So Mr Scott, councillor responsible for waste (mis) management, how much council taxpayers' money did you waste this weekend on your strike breaking operation?

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6 June 2012

Solid strikes show that Veolia privatisation is rubbish

Private waste management contractor Veolia have met with solid resistance in their attacks on workers' pay and conditions in Sheffield, writes Chaz Lockett.

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Strike at Sheffield Dump It sites, photo Alistair Tice

29 May 2012

Strike at Sheffield 'Dump It Sites'

Around 40 GMB members who work at the five recycling centres (Dump It Sites) in Sheffield took three days of strike action

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Flooding in the centre of Gloucester, 2007, photo Chris Moore

Flooding in the centre of Gloucester, 2007, photo Chris Moore

9 May 2012

Water waste of money!

We are in drought. This is Thames Water's message for South East England, appearing on giant billboard images of cracked, dry earth, writes James Ivens.

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23 April 2012

Gateshead campaigners told to 'move house' if they don't like waste-site plans

In Wrekenton, the Campground Action Committee was set up to fight proposals being put forward by French multinational SITA

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5 January 2011

Private ownership, public pollution

A STUDY in the USA has found that tap water in 31 out of 35 major cities contains exceedingly high levels of chromium 6 - a highly toxic and carcinogenic substance associated with waste contamination from the heavy metals industry...

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