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11 July 2018
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.
30 May 2018
A historic strike has taken place at three hospitals in the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust.
11 October 2017
On the morning of 10 October the Tory government announced it was launching a website to show the widespread racial inequality in Britain. To many this will seem like a sick Black History Month joke.
13 July 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including a roofing workers' strike in Wigan and supermarkets in crisis.
15 June 2016
Residents have been protesting weekly outside Chorley and South Ribble Hospital A&E department since it closed suddenly in April because of staff shortages. The campaign called a mass protest on Saturday 11 June to demand it is reopened.
10 December 2014
Get ready for 2015 - join the socialists: When a BBC editor referenced George Orwell's Road to Wigan Pier in his analysis of the Con-Dems' Autumn Budget Statement he earned the wrath of Chancellor George Osborne
25 September 2013
BFAWU bakers stop Hovis from using agency workers and zero-hour contracts to drive down wages, terms and conditions
24 September 2013
The BFAWU would like to thank Hovis (Premier Foods) for finally sitting down with us in order to find a solution to what was becoming a very bitter dispute over the use of zero hours contracts and agency labour at the Wigan bakery
20 September 2013
With the second week of strikes at the Hovis bakery in Wigan coming to an end, the company have informed the BFAWU that they have no intention of settling the dispute
18 September 2013
Hundreds of bakers in Wigan are mounting a second seven-day strike against casualisation [updated 18/9/13]
9 September 2013
Strike action has brought about the end of zero hour contracts at Hovis
29 August 2013
Hundreds of bakers at Hovis in Wigan are strikiing against zero-hour contracts and casualisation
13 January 2011
Four solid strikes by 1000+ workers at the Heinz plant in Wigan have forced a significantly improved offer from the company
17 December 2010
Twelve hundred Heinz workers struck for 24 hours at the heart of operations of the company in Wigan, Lancashire...
13 October 2010
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1 April 2009
Over 100 people thronged the streets of Wigan on 21 March. We were marching on a cold, grey Saturday afternoon against the looming cuts and privatisation facing those who work in and use council services...
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