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12 April 2017
By a huge 93%, car workers at BMW, producing the Mini and Rolls-Royce, have voted to strike for eight days in defence of their final salary pension scheme.
2 March 2017
Over 400 bus drivers at the Oxford Bus Company, owned by Go Ahead, have started strike action in a dispute over pay and attacks on terms and conditions.
25 January 2017
Non-fiction review - Speaking Out: Ed Balls elicits sympathy for his battle against his stammer. His view that anyone who disagrees with him is a communist will probably elicit less sympathy.
30 November 2016
Hundreds of electricians walked off construction sites on the massive Crossrail job in London on 25 November demanding that management adhere to the Joint Industry Board (JIB) agreement on the payment of a second-tier productivity bonus.
24 February 2016
Oxford County Council workers organised in Unite the Union took strike action against cuts on 16 February.
8 February 2016
Unite members are taking strike action with a 83% mandate from the membership of the South East 6272 Community Youth Workers and Not for Profit branch
18 November 2015
Cutting Cameron complains to local council: As council budget proposals for next year see the light of day, opposition to further cuts is shaking the ground beneath the sheltered gardens of West Oxfordshire MP, David Cameron. He was forced to write a letter to the council criticising cuts!
11 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. College and uni lecturers lead the fightback.
2 February 2015
The Oxford Union has scandalously invited French far right politician Marine Le Pen to speak
19 November 2014
Teacher Stella Collier and health worker James Morbin are standing for TUSC on the Blackbird Leys estate in city and county council by-elections on 27 November
3 February 2014
The Tory-led county of Oxfordshire has proposed to cut Housing Related Support by 38%
27 September 2012
Sacked electricians and supporters stage a flashmob at the Crossrail site on Oxford Street on 26th September in protest at the sacking of 30 union members for raising health and safety concerns...
18 February 2012
The world famous Oxford Union was the setting for a debate on the proposition: "This House Believes That Capitalism has Failed the Poor"
6 July 2011
The 30 June coordinated strike action by the PCS civil service union and NUT, ATL and UCU teaching unions was a historic event
29 June 2011
A public meeting was held in Leicester recently as one of many 'consultations' on changes to children's congenital heart services in England, writes Becci Heagney.
14 June 2011
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8 December 2010
HOWLS OF outrage greeted the news that the Oxford Union debating society had invited Sri Lankan president and suspected war criminal, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to address it on 1 December...
1 December 2010
On 24 November 130,000 school, college and university students walked out in the biggest education action for 25 years...
25 November 2010
Last updated 29 Nov Throughout the day students across the country demonstrated, occupied and walked out against the government's attacks on further and higher education, many initiated by Youth Fight for Jobs and Socialist Students.
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3 November 2010
"Cable is a coward" said Teddy, an Oxford student, reflecting the anger of the 1,000 students and university workers from Oxford and Oxford Brookes who turned out to welcome Vince Cable, Con-Dem Business Secretary, on his planned visit to Oxford on 28 October, writes Ben Norman.
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