An industrial bulletin for healthworkers, with articles on the Unison vote on the pensions deal, the potential strike on 10 May and the Unison SGE elections.
A recent decision by the leadership of the Unite union’s health section to “aim for” another strike over pensions on 10 May offers a glimmer of hope in the battle to revive a national industrial campaign on the issue.
Bosses at the Mayr Melnhof Packaging (MMP) plant in Deeside locked up the facility in advance of a community picket organised by workers locked out of MMP's Bootle plant and their supporters.
Tory commentator Charles Moore speculated in his Daily Telegraph column that the leadership of his own party is deliberately seeking a high-profile confrontation with the labour movement in order to contrive its own “miners’ strike moment”.
Four of the 149 workers locked out of the Mayr Melnhof Packaging plant in Bootle near Liverpool have been sacked following sham disciplinary procedures.
Local government unions at Southampton City Council have settled into a low-level war of attrition with council bosses after an impressive campaign of creative, rank-and-file-driven industrial action in 2011 failed to prevent the imposition of new contracts.
Over 60% of oil tanker drivers working for seven major firms have voted to take strike action in a national ballot organised by Unite.
On 4 March 2012, the long-held suspicions of hundreds of trade union activists in the construction industry were confirmed when it was revealed that the British state had been colluding with construction contractors to prevent union activists from getting work.
Throughout the pensions dispute, it has been rare for activists to get the chance to debate the direction of the dispute and the best tactics to win.
Bosses at the Transfoods food packaging plant in Birkenhead, near Liverpool, have joined employers at the Mayr-Melnhof Packaging plant in Bootle in locking out hundreds of workers after employees’ protests against redundancies.