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London-wide bus walkout over pay and conditions

9 January 2015

With the announcement by Unite of a London-wide bus drivers’ strike on 13 January the stage is now set for a key confrontation in the capital’s public transport. The 27,000 drivers work for 18 different companies, and want to end big discrepancies in pay with a single agreement for all.

Arts: National Gallery strike [updated]

8 January 2015

Staff at the National Gallery in London are fighting low pay and privatisation, which is putting 400 jobs at risk. PCS members held a 24-hour strike in October and will ballot for more action.

Victory for Sheffield electricians

22 December 2014

Unite electricians based at Amey Council Work depot Olive Grove Sheffield have settled their dispute, winning a 3.7 per cent pay rise, reports Sheffield Trades Council.

Rail engineers suspend pay strike

14 December 2014

A planned strike at the Doncaster plant of Wabtec, where rail engineering staff were set to strike for five days from 15 to 19 December in a fight over pay and conditions, has been suspended following eleventh-hour talks with the employer.

NHS staff in second walkout

24 November 2014

Health workers throughout England walked out on strike this morning (24 November) for four hours in their long-running dispute over pay. The action followed a similar walkout on 13 November.

Ritzy workers face sackings threat

28 October 2014

The owners of the Ritzy art house cinema in Brixton, announced on 27 October it would sack a quarter of the workforce – to pay for the wage rise won in one of the year’s most imaginative struggles.

Union organisation answer to benefits freeze

17 October 2014

Chancellor Osborne told the Tory conference in Birmingham he will freeze working-age benefits re-elected. The consequences might – and should – be a rise in trade union organisation.

Midwives to take historic action

30 September 2014

Midwives and maternity support workers will walk out on Monday 13 October after the government overruled the Independent Pay Review Board’s recommendation for a 1 per cent rise.

Second strike at TfL

Travel centres at stations across the capital were disrupted on 13 June in what the unions involved have dubbed a “let them eat cake” dispute at Transport for London.

Six calls to action

The Communist Party of Britain Marxist-Leninist held its 16th Congress in late 2012, a coming together of the Party to consider the state of Britain and what needs to happen in the future. Here we set out briefly six Calls to Action for the British working class.

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