Nearly 1,000 HMV workers are set to lose their jobs, after administrator Hilco announced that 66 of the entertainment retailer’s stores will close.
The LabourStart website has launched a campaign to support Kim Jungam, the president of the Korean Government Employees' Union, who is on hunger strike outside g
Industrial action by Tube workers' unions RMT and ASLEF on the Bakerloo Line is having a huge impact, with passengers reporting delays of up to 27 minutes.
Honda job cuts
Car manufacturer Honda will cut over 1,000 jobs from its plant in Swindon, with 800 permanent and 325 temporary staff set to go.
Thirty-three Tube workers face unemployment unless a battle to save their jobs is successful.
Wembley Central station
The ruthless and callous sacking of 33 RMT members employed by the Trainpeople agency just before Xmas has stirred some very raw emotions amongst rank-and-file workers. There is a demo on Mon Jan 7, 1300hrs at Wembley Central station. Badges, placards, banners and T shirts are all being made, it looks like Monday could be a noisy and vibrant demo.
Make sure you are part of it. Badges will be available for all.
Tesco drivers' strike
A union rep at the Ford Transit Van plant in Southampton spoke to Solidarity.
Nearly a month after the announcement that Ford was axing 1,500 jobs (closing its Southampton Transit Van plant, and cutting jobs at the Dagenham stamping plant which supplies it), there are still no details of a high-profile, public campaign against the closure from Ford unions.