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BiFab: Workers’ decisive action secures a breakthrough

Philip Stott Workers at the three threatened Burntisland Fabrication – BiFab – yards have won a guarantee that their jobs and wages will be secured, at least until April 2018. Their decisive action over the last week, and those of ...

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Mass march demands government action as the Battle for BiFab grows

Philip Stott reports  1,000 workers from the threatened Burntisland Fabrication – BiFab – their families and supporters from other trade unions marched to the Scottish parliament to publicise the “Battle For BiFab” and to demand Scottish government action. Angry, colourful ...

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March and strike to smash the pay cap

Jim McFarlane, Unison NEC member and local government worker (personal capacity) Since the start of the global financial crisis, workers’ real wages and living standards in the UK have suffered to an extent unprecedented in modern history. Real wages have ...

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Glasgow Jannies win famous victory

Glasgow janitors, after an industrial action campaign lasting almost two years, have won an inspiring victory. The Unison members have secured pay rises, a guarantee of one janitor per school and extra jobs have been created. Below we print the ...

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Support the striking Birmingham bin workers

Clive Walder, Birmingham Central Socialist Party Birmingham Labour council is playing dirty in the ongoing bin dispute to defend 113 threatened jobs now that the action is beginning to bite. They are recruiting expensive agency staff and private ‘partners’ to ...

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Support the Barts health strike: Low pay, no way!

By Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party Serco strikers in Barts health trust in east London have led a magnificent fight so far! Ten days of strike action with big, bold, noisy picket lines, marches, rallies and dancing in the streets, have ...

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Chivas workers vote for action over pay

By Louise Donegan Chivas workers at Dumbarton and Paisley have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action over a dispute regarding harmonisation of pay for the workers. The Paisley site is closing and the 460 full time workers will all be moved to ...

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Setback in Scottish local government pay battle

Jim McFarlane, Dundee City Unison secretary - personal capacity A majority of UNISON members in Scottish Local Government have voted to reject the employer’s pay offer of a £350 flat rate or 1% for those earning over £35,000 a year. ...

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