Tag Archives: GMB

Grimethorpe school staff win against redundancies, Birkenhead shipyard strike begins

In Ladywood, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire, school staff are returning to work with their heads held high after their all-out strike beat attempts to sack a number of dinner ladies and get teaching assistants to cover their work. Having … Continue reading

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Thousands to strike for equal pay in Glasgow, and other quick updates

In Glasgow, 8000 mainly female workers will be striking on October 23rd and 24th to demand equal pay. Glasgow Unison write: “The dispute is about the council’s failure to make any real progress on agreeing compensation for past pay discrimination … Continue reading

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Early October round-up for workplace news and other social struggles

As ever, there’s a lot going on. In workplace news, the Picturehouse Cinema strikes are continuing, with Hackney and Central out from the 11th-14th, and then all five London sites out on the 15th. As ever, check the local Central, … Continue reading

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Shirley workers are serious: logistics workers strike on “Cyber Monday”

Workers at the Shirley, Solihull branch of “Spectrum for Arcadia”, a logistics depot that’s part of the DHL Logistics Supply Chain and supplies major brands such as Topshop and Burton’s, walked out on strike today as part of a pay … Continue reading

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It’s only a disappointment if you don’t expect it.

The strike action planned for this week, which never looked like it was going to be that powerful in the first place, has now been significantly weakened as the local government strike planned for this Tuesday and a dispute on … Continue reading

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Unions kiss Remploy goodbye

In a grimly predictable move, the Remploy strike scheduled for this Monday has been called off. The official union statement doesn’t seem to be available anywhere except on the Socialist Party and Right to Work websites – neither group seems … Continue reading

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