Unions representing over 800,000 teachers, lecturers and civil servants are set to take national strike action on 30 June against Government plans to radically attack their pensions.
Solidarity 3/202, 4 May 2011
RMT London Underground drivers will strike for two days over a period of a week in the week beginning Monday 16 May, and again in the week beginning Monday 13 June.
The national executive of the civil service union PCS will put an emergency motion to its conference on 18-20 May, seeking permission to ballot members over pensions, jobs and pay.
Tindle Newspapers journalists are back at work after six days’ successful strike.
This year, again, on the 95th anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916 which triggered a series of events leading to Ireland’s war of independence, official celebrations in Dublin and elsewhere were low-key.
In his first electoral outing after being expelled from the Labour Party (Respect, 2004) George Galloway promoted himself as “a fighter for Muslims”.
Having seen a link on Facebook, and knowing nothing about either the Grunwick dispute or Jayaben Desai, I went to the Tricycle Cinema in Kilburn last Sunday to learn all about them.
We continue our series of articles by James Connolly about the 1913-14 Labour War in Dublin, and the power of the solidarity strike.
Dale Farm, the UK’s largest traveller site, home to 1,000 people, is under imminent threat of eviction, by Tory-run Basildon council.