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NUJ strikes at Daily Record and Sunday Mail

NUJ members at the Daily Record and Sunday Mail have been striking against job cuts.   The NUJ have reported that a mass meeting in Glasgow expressed disgust about the way individuals were told they were compulsorily redundant. Union members called ...

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HP Launch Assault on Pay

Workers employed by Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and their new parent company, Hewlett Packard (HP), are facing the real threat of pay and benefit cuts following recent management proposals to boost profits.    HP remains remarkably profitable with recent results showing ...

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Savage Cuts Face the Public Sector

The crisis in the bosses’ capitalist system will touch every sector of the economy. In the public sector the attacks on jobs, wages and conditions will go hand in hand with cuts in the crucial services provided by these local and central government workers.

The raining in of investment and spending for frontline services will come at a time when the need for those services is increasing.  As unemployment rises so will the fallout associated with poverty and inequality. The demand for social care services, addition services, unemployment support, community centres and projects, benefits advice and low cost food projects will increase as working class families bear the brunt of the failings in the capitalist system.  

by Brian Smith, Glasgow Unison branch secretary (personal capacity)

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Hands Off The Royal Mail

Keep the Post Public protest

No to Royal Mail privatisation

Support No2EU candidates in the June Euro elections

The Postal Services Bill which, if passed, would see the privatisation of one third of Royal Mail now seems to be in real trouble. But it has not been defeated yet. The Hooper report which was released at the end of 2008 claimed Royal Mail does not make enough profits and that its workers are 20% over-paid compared to others in the industry. The most blatant attack is the so called "strategic partnership" or in real words 'privatisation' - where the likes of TNT are waiting in the wings to make a fortune.  

by Gary Clark,  Sub Area Rep Scotland No.2 CWU