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29 August 2018

Northern Rail guards continue fight against driver-only operation

Train guards in Newcastle, members of the RMT union, are participating in the ongoing battle against driver-only operation.

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22 August 2018

Union bureaucracies, soviets and workers' power

Non-fiction: Workers control and workers management: 'Workers control and workers management: work in the unions' is the new book from Socialist Party member Ted Mooney.

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25 July 2018

Recycling workers win right to sick pay

FCC recycling workers in Hull suspended their strike after FCC agreed to a sick pay scheme.

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11 July 2018

Big victory for Wigan NHS strike against privatisation

In an outstanding example of how privatisation in the NHS is not inevitable, striking workers in Wigan have forced their NHS trust to drop all plans for outsourcing cleaning, catering and domestic services.

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13 June 2018

NHS workers plan coordinated strikes across West Yorks against outsourcing

Four Yorkshire branches of health union Unison are balloting simultaneously for strikes against plans to transfer estates and facilities workers into separate companies - owned by NHS trusts, but outside the NHS.

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23 May 2018

Victory: how school strike beat 'academy' privatisers

School workers in Newham, east London, stopped Avenue Primary School becoming a privately run 'academy' earlier this month

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23 May 2018

First ever strike at TGI Fridays

Workers at TGI Fridays restaurants in Milton Keynes and Covent Garden, London, were on strike for the first time ever on 18 May

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16 May 2018

Thousands on TUC demo

A huge Socialist Party "Tories Out!" banner greeted 20,000 marchers

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16 May 2018

May 1968: Revolutionary explosion as two thirds of workforce join strike

France, May 1968: week three: On Saturday 18 May 1968, General Charles de Gaulle, president of France, was forced to cut short his state visit to Bucharest.

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16 May 2018

Belgium Lidl strike victory

A week-long series of strikes by Lidl workers in Belgium has led to increased staff at stores across the country. A strike broke out at one store in Oostkamp over the dismissal of a sales manager, which also raised the issue of workloads.

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16 May 2018

Strike at Tesco Dagenham for better pay

Workers at Tesco Dagenham distribution site are striking over pay from 10pm on Thursday 17 May. Following over a year of negotiations between Tesco and the retail and distribution workers' union Usdaw, bosses have refused to improve their initial offer which was worth less than 3%.

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9 May 2018

China: Impressive, coordinated and daring crane drivers' strikes

Crane drivers in China's construction industry have taken strike action in dozens of cities across the country

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18 April 2018

PCS rejects Acas offer - further strikes announced

PCS served notice to conciliation servuce Acas on 11 April to start a programme of industrial action if the employer does not offer to improve chronic short staffing, downgrading and moving jobs out of London

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11 April 2018

Child poverty to hit 5m by 2021 - strikes can stop the cuts

"My children have grey skin, poor teeth, poor hair, poor nails. They are thinner... when you see them with children of the same age who are from an affluent area, they just look tiny."

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4 April 2018

RMT strikes in Newcastle and London

Northern Rail workers strike to save the guard; DLR workers strike to defend conditions

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28 March 2018

Strike action forces bosses to retreat but keep the pressure on

UCU members are on the cusp of victory - but not quite there yet.

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28 March 2018

NEU conference 2018: Strike to take on the Tories

The National Education Union (NEU) conference (NUT section) will see the union at a crossroads, writes James Kerr, Lewisham NEU.

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28 March 2018

Aberdeen bus drivers strike against pay cuts

Aberdeen bus drivers are striking against draconian cuts to their wages and conditions by employer First Bus, writes Socialist Party Scotland.

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28 March 2018

Campaign against academies boosted by victories

Teaching staff at three schools in Newham, east London, have been taking strike action

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22 March 2018

School strikes against academy management

"Four heads, five deputies and five Sendcos have gone over the last two years"

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