Defending jobs

The Vestas workers' struggle

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For a full list of all stories on this website about Vestas, click here. Key articles below:

What you can do - practical solidarity

The story so far - timeline 28 April to 18 August

Why wind turbine production should be publicly owned - Government minister Joan Ruddock challenged face-to-face on her "principles"

Key articles on the factory occupation that brought the issues of renewable energy and of jobs together, and both centre-stage.

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Survey: education, diary of a tubeworker & labour news

Student debt explodes: HE, FE (Rosie Woods, Ed Whitby)
Out Proud and Organising (Rosie Woods)
Diary of a tubeworker: Phew, what a sell out!
Troops used against firefighters dispute (Chris Jones)

The Monthly Survey, Sept 1995

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University workers plan next steps

Despite five days of strikes in June, the University of London has continued with its plan to close the Garden Halls of residence, with the loss of around 80 jobs.

The halls closed on 30 June, and many of the former Garden Halls workers are now on temporary summer contracts at other university sites until mid-September.

Despite five days of strikes in June, the University of London has continued with its plan to close the Garden Halls of residence, with the loss of around 80 jobs.

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Class War in Britain's Ports (1967)

The Devlin plan and the docker (1967)

This July 1967 pamphlet was the first piece of public literature put out by the Workers' Fight group, forerunner of AWL.

This June 1967 pamphlet was the first piece of public literature put out by the Workers' Fight group, forerunner of AWL.

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Industrial news in brief

The Hands Off London Transport (HOLT) campaign, a coalition involving the RMT union, Disabled People Against Cuts activists, student unionists, pensioner activists, and others, plans a Day of Action against Tube cuts on Friday 13 June.

Activists will organising leafleting, demonstrations, and other actions outside local Tube stations including King’s Cross, Walthamstow Central, Leytonstone, Elephant & Castle, and Brixton, to highlight the damaging impact Boris Johnson and London Underground bosses’ cuts plans will have on passengers as well as Tube staff.

Tube day of action; FBU pensions dispute; University of London jobs fight.

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Support this crucial battle: help build the 3 Cosas/IWGB strike fund!

Outsourced workers at University of London, employed by Cofely (cleaning and maintenance services) and Aramark (catering) are on strike 6-12 June as part of their fight against job losses at the Garden Halls, student halls of residence near Kings Cross where many of the UoL IWGB branch's members work.

The outsourced workers at University of London who have been waging an inspiring fight to drive up their terms and conditions are under threat of major job cuts. Their campaign and strike are having an impact - but they need support.

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University of London workers continue strikes

Outsourced workers at the University of London are continuing their strike against job losses at a halls of residence due for closure.

Outsourced workers at the University of London are continuing their strike against job losses at a halls of residence due for closure.

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Doncaster Care UK workers struck for 14 days in May in a fight against a 50% cuts in wages and massive reductions in sick pay.

A strike committee has now been formed for the 80 out of 120 rank-and-file Unison members who have refused to accept these conditions

Doncaster care workers fight on; RMT rep wins in court; Hands Off London Transport; Garden Halls strike.

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