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Save Gloucester Mail Centre – Demo

March & Rally Saturday 23rd June 2007 Preparations are well underway to hold a March and Rally through Gloucester on [...]
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Royal Mail Offer Rejected And Postal Strike Ballot to Go Ahead

The Communication Workers Union’s executive has formally rejected what Royal Mail describes as their full and final offer on pay. [...]
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Iraqi Oil Workers to Strike Over Privatisation Law

Iraq’s largest oil workers’ trade union will strike this Thursday, inprotest at the controversial oil law currently being considered by [...]
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Sign the e-petition against Regional Fire Controls

Below is the link to the e-petition against the government’s move to Regional Fire Controls. Please take the time to [...]
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International Labor Delegation to Israel and Palestine

The delegation members have discussed and adopted the following points as a working paper that will guide our common effort [...]
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Workers to the Top of the Agenda

Arab & Jewish Workers to march together on May Day WAC-Ma’an organizes march in Tel Aviv The Workers Advice Center [...]
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RMT and OILC take steps towards joining forces

Publication Date: May 1 2007 AFTER SEVERAL months of fruitful talks between the Offshore Industry Liaison Committee and the Rail, [...]
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TGWU Executive Recalled over "Super Union" Name Debacle

The Amicus CC website reports The T&G leadership have had to concede to recalling its Executive tomorrow (25th April), after [...]
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National Strike Ballot in Royal Mail?

We reproduce below news from the CWU in relation to negootiations with Royal Mail. Royal Mail Pay 2007 A further [...]
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Firefighters union makes cash donation to SNP

SCOTTISH Nationalists today welcomed donations from the Fire Brigades Union to several SNP candidates in next month’s Holyrood and council [...]
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Report of the Isreali Workers Advice Center visit to Britain

Swindon TUC was pleased to help to facilitate a visit to Britain by the Israeli Workers Advice Center. The purpose [...]
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East London Mental Health Ballot Result

courtesy of Labournet 25/03/07 In response to the consultation paper the branch stewards committee agreed to hold workplace ballots at [...]
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Union to move towards balloting signallers throughout Britain

RMT SIGNALLERS working for Network Rail in Scotland have demonstrated their anger over the company’s failure to implement their 35-hour [...]
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Appeal Court Rules Firefighters Cannot Be Forced To Attend Medical Emergencies

FBU Press Release 28 February 2007An appeal brought by two fire authorities seeking to force firefighters to answer 999 medical [...]
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National conference for NHS campaigners

20th January 2006 – 11am – Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London(opposite Euston Station) Across the country local campaigns [...]
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Israeli Educational TV Workers

Israeli Educational TV is forcing new employment arrangements for Freelance Workers that are exploitative and unacceptable. ETV, a governmental institution, [...]
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Campaign against Royal Mail closures

Royal Mail is proposing to close three major Mail depots, at Reading, Gloucester and Coventry. This is a big test [...]
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UNISON witch-hunt?

A complaint to the General Secretary of UNISON following the UNISON South West Regional Council on 8th October 2006 stated [...]
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Strike ballot in Network Rail

SIGNALLERS THROUGHOUT Network Rail’s West Midlands area are being balloted for strike action by Britain’s biggest rail union after the [...]
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National Shop Stewards Network

A national meeting called by the RMT attended by 250 union reps has agreed to launch a ‘National Shop Stewards [...]
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Pathways to progress

Pathways to progress Reproduced from the Morning Star (Tuesday 31 October 2006)GREGOR GALL looks at the potential for progress from [...]
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Cout Rules Firefighters Cannot be forced to attend Medical Emergencies

FBU Press Release A legal case brought by two fire authorities seeking to force firefighters to answer 999 medical emergencies [...]
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"Putting the 'h' into hypocrisy and the triple 'd' into double standards"

Remember Amicus leading the way to a new ‘super union’ which was going to change the world? Below we post [...]
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Bolivia – Right wing walk-out from Constituent Assembly

On September 1st right the wing opposition walked out of the Constituent Assembly. Below are links which explain the situation [...]
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New York Transit Workers Strike

Readers of SOLIDARITY will recall material we carried in the magazine about the New York Transit Workers Strike. Below is [...]
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Merseyside Fire Fighters Strike

Below are two bulletins from the FBU in relation to the Merseyside Firefighters strike which is in opposition to job [...]
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Pensioner Wins GP Privatisation Battle At Court of Appeal

Pam Smith has today won her appeal to prevent a US healthcare corporation from running a GP surgery in Derbyshire. [...]
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WAC Israel, visit to Britain?

Last Saturday Dave Chapple (Secretary Bridgwater TUC) and myself met Asaf Adiv and Hadas Lahav from the Israeli Workers Advice [...]
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TUC win 'Pole tax' reform for Polish workers over-paying tax

An important victory here which indicates the benefits of union membership for migrant workers and should help in the unionisation [...]
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Stop this destructive war! Workers on all sides are paying the price!

An Israeli Workers Advice Center statement on Israeli attack on Lebanon. Since July 12, Israel has been carrying out a [...]
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CWU to Ballot for Strike Action

The Communication Workers Union has agreed to hold a ballot for industrial action with Royal Mail workers. • Notice will [...]
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Five day strike by GMB ASDA members

GMB reps meeting in Manchester today have voted to implement a five day strike against ASDA/Walmart. Read the GMB press [...]
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Nuclear power, environmental crisis and the trades unions

nuclear-power.pdf  Having opposed building new nuclear power plants in its White Paper in 2003 the government has launched a new [...]
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Defend Council Housing Conference launches Open Letter to Blair

A DCH conference on May 22nd has agreed to step up the pressure on the government by launching an open [...]
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Appeal for solidarity against victimisation

Gill Whittaker, PCS activist and President of Chesterfield TUC is under threat of vicitimsation. Her union branch is calling on [...]
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The campaign for the 'fourth option' and the right to build council housing

SOLIDARITY News Bulletin February 24th 2006 After the rally and parliamentary lobby in support of the ‘fourth option’ (direct investment [...]
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The Israeli Registrar of NPAs drops accusations against WAC

Thanks to the campaign in Israel and international trade union support, the Israeli state has abandoned its attack on the [...]
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“Home owning democracy”: What’s in a phrase?

A delegation from Swindon trades unions participated in the Parliamentary lobby on February 8th, in support of direct investment in [...]
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Support the Tehran Bus Workers

According to the independent interviews with the union’s activists and other sources from Tehran, over 700 members of the Syndicate [...]
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Ireland: Union Steward sacked for wearing union badge

Many trade unionists around the world will remember the Dunnes Stores Strike against Apartheid which ran for almost three years [...]
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New York Transit Workers Strike

The 34,000 members of the Tranport Workers Union are on illegal strike in New York, under the most difficult of [...]
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Tube Cleaners demand £6.70 an hour

The RMT organised a demonstration outside the headquarters of Transport for London to demand a minimum wage of £6.70 an [...]
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Ireland – ‘Campaign for an Independent Left’

The current issue of SOLIDARITY (Issue 15) carries a report by Colm Breatnach (reproduced below) on discussion on a left [...]
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Australia: huge rallies against Howard anti-union laws

According to trades union estimates, 546,000 trades unions members joined rallies opposing the anti-union legislation which the Howard government is [...]
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RMT Demonstration

Despite the tube and bus bombings on 7 July, the Government and London Underground are pressing ahead with plans to [...]
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Report from the Conference Against City Academies

A report of a conference organised by Birmingham NUT and Islington Campaign against Academies, on October 8th. It was attended [...]
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Conference on Working Class Representation

You may have heard rumours of an RMT conference on working class political representation. For your information we publish below [...]
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Workers Advice Centre, Monthly report, August 2005

In this issue: Israeli terrorist murders 4 Palestinians WAC delegation mourns the victims Gazan workers left without work and without [...]
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Defend Council Housing campaign news

30% of local authorities failed to meet the government July 31 deadline for getting their options appraisals approved. The new [...]
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Workers Advice Centre Monthly Report – July 2005

We reproduce here the first of a monthly report from the Workers Advice Centre in Israel. 1. The hidden part [...]
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SOLIDARITY News Bulletin August 18th 2005

Gate Gourmet Dispute Discussion between the TGWU and Gate Gourmet management has broken down over their refusal to reinstate all [...]
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SOLIDARITY News Bulletin August 3rd 2005

A meeting involving a wide range of staff, unions and campaigns such as London Health Emergency has started the process [...]
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