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21 April 2010
The recently reformed Dover and District Trades Union Council recently held its first major public meeting against the threat of privatisation of the port of Dover, writes Jacqui Berry.
16 September 2009
Brian Caton, Prison Officers Association (POA) general secretary recently decided to join the Socialist Party, after being a member of the Labour Party for many years. He spoke to Socialist Party industrial organiser Bill Mullins:
"I come from a family of nine. I was brought up in Barnsley, my Dad worked as a collier. I was always a rebel at school..."
10 September 2008
ON THE first day of the Trades Union Congress conference, the TUC leaders were extremely anxious to get controversial motions out of the way before Labour ministers arrived with the press, writes Bill Mullins.
3 June 2008
Time to fight back, time to organise: Millions of public-sector workers have had their pay frozen when real inflation is rocketing, writes Rob Williams, Unite convenor, Swansea Visteon plant, personal capacity.
7 May 2008
STRIKING WORKERS from Shelter led London's May Day march, followed by members of rail union RMT, local trades councils and Turkish and Kurdish groups...
12 March 2008
John Hancock speaking at Socialist Party congress 2008, photo Paul Mattsson
1 March 2008
In the immediate period the battle is likely to be concentrated in the public sector...
20 February 2008
Prison Officers Association protest outside the Royal Court of Justice, joined by Brian Caton, POA general secretary, photo Keith Dickinson
13 February 2008
The Prison Officers Association (POA) shocked the government by going on a one-day strike on 29 August 2007...
6 February 2008
Prison officers prepare, Fighting unsafe staff cuts, National Shop Stewards Network Meetings Prison Officers Association (POA) members are gearing up to counter major attacks expected in the next few weeks. ... By Keith Dickinson
30 January 2008
Yorkshire: "It took just six mobile phones and two hours to get 21,000 prison officers on strike!" National executive member Joe Simpson's account of how the Prison Officers Association (POA) organised their 'illegal' strike had an...
10 January 2008
JUSTICE SECRETARY Jack Straw has announced that he is reintroducing a ban on prison officers going on strike...
13 September 2007
Editorial: THE SUCCESSFUL strike actions of the Prison Officers Association (POA) and the RMT maintenance workers on London Underground have potentially changed the industrial situation in Britain to the benefit of trade unions and work...
6 September 2007
Prison officers' action: On 29 August, the Prison Officers' Association (POA) held its first ever national day of strike action, with over 20,000 staff walking out from all public prisons in England and Wales...
6 September 2007
Editorial: The one-day strike on Wednesday 29 August by the Prison Officers Association (POA) was highly significant in that the entire Association, including its leadership, deliberately defied a no-strike 'agreement' with the govern...
7 June 2007
THE FOUNDING conference of the Shop Stewards Network (NSSN), to be held in London on 7 July, is gathering widespread support wherever it is raised....
2 November 2006
the socialist interview: BRIAN CATON, the general secretary of the Prison Officers' Association (POA) recently spoke to the socialist about this and other important issues facing his trade union....
24 August 2006
PRISON OFFICERS have voted to take industrial action, up to and including a strike. 71% voted for action in an 83% turnout in the ballot...
16 March 2006
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