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If our forebears could do it without phones, emails or Facebook, what is stopping us?

Yeovil TUC: Opposing cuts, organising solidarity

First, a bit of local South Somersetworking-class history. George Mitchell (1826-1901) was a hero of trade unionism in the 19th century, [...]
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This whole murky saga...has clear parallels with the Leveson investigations

RMT demands publication of secret “RMT File”

Rail union the RMT today demanded full disclosure of the secret “RMT FILE” held by blacklisting organisation the Consulting Association [...]
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Strike action suspended

Eurostar/ St Pancras International cleaners strike suspended

RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that in order to allow for further negotiations to try and resolve the pay dispute [...]
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Rebuilding the tradition of independent working class education

Rebuilding working-class education

REBUILDING THE TRADITION OF INDEPENDENT WORKING-CLASS EDUCATION MEETING Saturday 4th February 2012 10.30 – 3.30 Brunswick Centre, near Russell Square Tube, [...]
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Boxing day tube strike: our dispute is about deserved time off – not money

By Frank Horn, ASLEF London Underground District Line This dispute is not so much about the money basically as about [...]
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It's an honour and a privilege to have such comrades locally

Solidarity with Locked out Meatworkers Down under

Waitrose trumpets it’s caring approach.  But they have as a supplier, ANZSCO/CMP, a [...]
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We will be sending the clearest message to the Government that we will defend our pensions to the hilt

RMT confirms Tyne and Wear Metro strike in pensions fight

TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that members on the Tyne and Wear Metro working for DB Regio and Nexus will [...]
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Anger is reflected in this vote for strike action and action short of a strike.

Royal Fleet Auxiliary vote for industrial action in pensions fight

SHIPPING UNION RMT confirmed this morning that members on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary have voted by large margins for strike [...]
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RMT demands action from Boris Johnson as cleaners are sacked by underground contractor to fund London Living Wage

TUBE UNION RMT has today written to London Mayor Boris Johnson after it emerged that tube cleaning contractors Initial are [...]
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I think women are improving their position in the trade union movement all the time.

Interview with Carole Vallelly, Trades Council and GMB activist

Sadly there wasn’t enough room in the magazine to print the full interview, so it is available below. Interview with Dave Chapple, Chippenham, August [...]
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Unite has organised a public rally at 8 AM at Fujitsu, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester

Unite strikes at Fujitsu

Unite workers in Manchester and Crewe have voted to take Strike action this Monday (the 19th).  Work to rule, including [...]
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