Tag Archives: Trade Unions

30th June – strike together to defend jobs, pay and conditions.

On 30th June, four unions – the Universities and Colleges Union, Public and Commercial Services union, Association of Teachers and Lecturers and National Union of Teachers, are set to take co-ordinated national strike action. The ballots are now in, and the strike day is confirmed. The vote was 92% for action in the NUT, and [...]

The big society says no!

For the best part of a year, the trade union and anti-cuts movements have been building up to the big one – the March for the Alternative. Many criticised the TUC at the time, for the timescale, feeling that the wait was too long. A large-scale national demonstration six months ago, could have meant that [...]

March for the Alternative on March 26th

We now have only a day to go before this long-awaited demonstration. There are still a few places available on coaches – call 07783 545173 urgently if you have not yet got your ticket.  The PCS and Thompson’s Solicitors have produced a useful protest briefing on your rights and how to respond when dealing with [...]

Michael Moore addresses protesters in Wisconsin

The film-maker Michael Moore yesterday gave a speech in Madison, Wisconsin, to workers who have been taking action since the middle of February. The workers were moved to protest when Tea Party Republicans launched an attach on collective bargaining rights. There has been massive solidarity, even from local police, who refused to evict protesters from [...]

Wakefield protest against cuts

A demonstration took place today outside County Hall in Wakefield, where councillors were to hold their budget meeting. The council has been planning £67 million of cuts, which threaten the loss of 1,700 jobs. Union representatives are already fearing compulsory redundancies. Other measures include reduction in the frequency of bin collections, and increase in the [...]