The Executive of the University and College Union (UCU) has called strike action over public sector pensions for Thursday 1 March.
Solidarity 231, 25 January 2012
Late on Monday 23 January, the Daily Telegraph website reported that the government has shelved its Higher Education Bill.
Workers at food and cleaning products manufacturer Unilever have begun an 11-day programme of rolling strike action at sites across the UK in an attempt to defeat bosses’ plans to scrap their final-salary pension schemes. It is the joint strategy of the three unions involved: Unite, USDAW and the GMB.
The EU has agreed an oil embargo on Iran. In response Iran has threatened to close the strait of Hormuz (through which oil supplies pass). The US has said if that happens it could take military action.
The rank-and-file committee leading the electricians’ battle against pay cuts and deskilling has declared a week of action targeting NG Bailey, one of the “big seven” contractors threatening to leave
A mass members’ meeting of the Lambeth local government branch of public sector union Unison has voted unanimously to reject the government’s pensions deal and back the campaign for a special sector conference within Unison to overturn the Local Government Service Group Executive’s decision to enter negotiations on the government’s terms.
Oil tanker drivers working out of depots in Immingham, Kingsbury and Stockton-on-Tees have begun a week-long strike against pay cuts and attacks on terms and conditions.
Workers on the Heathrow Express (HEX), which provides fast services between central London and Heathrow Airport, began a strike ballot on 19 January.
National Union of Journalists (NUJ) chapels in the Newsquest group of papers met for a national “group chapel” on Saturday 21 January to discuss a campaign against the profitable company's attempt to