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  • Underpayment of foreigners triggers oil refinery walkout

    WORKERS at Fawley oil refinery near Southampton are on strike today for the second time over bosses’ exploitation of staff from overseas.

    The Unite union said foreigners are paid half the rate received by Britons at the site.

    About 20 specialist workers, employed at the...

    Wednesday 27th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Strike retort to First Group’s aggression

    A THOUSAND Leeds bus workers will strike from Tuesday over management attacks which have included sacking trade union representatives.

    Having targeted workers’ pay, terms and conditions, the transport giant First Group has been hit by strikes in Dorset and Hampshire, and...

    Thursday 21st Jul 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Teachers walk out amid worst cuts since 1970s

    SCHOOLS face the worst funding cuts “since the 1970s,” teachers warned as they prepared for today’s national walkout against Tory education plans.

    The strike has been called following mounting financial pressure on schools and the “deregulation of teacher terms...

    Tuesday 5th Jul 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • ‘We’ve got no option but to act’: Lecturers strike on open days

    LECTURERS at three more universities will strike today as part of their nationwide walkouts over work conditions and a disputed pay rise offer of just 1 per cent.

    Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at the University of Liverpool, University of Chester and the University...

    Friday 24th Jun 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • UCU Conference: College staff ballot for strike

    SOUTH DOWNS College staff threatened with the sack kicked off a ballot for strike action yesterday.

    UCU union members said the college, near Portsmouth, wants to cut pay as well as reduce annual leave and redundancy notice periods as part of a new contract.

    Lecturers have...

    Friday 3rd Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • US: Verizon bosses forced to sit down with striking workers

    Telecoms staff return to negotiations during month-long strike

    Tuesday 17th May 2016

    posted by Ben Chacko in World

  • Strike call at Metsa Wood

    WORKERS at two timber factories launched an overtime ban yesterday and are to strike over pay.

    Metsa Wood employs 514 workers at Boston and Widnes producing sawn wood products for firms such as B&Q.

    They will strike on May 26 after rejecting an undisclosed pay proposal, the...

    Tuesday 17th May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Strike at energy plant in bid to secure pay parity

    WORKERS at a Glasgow waste-to-energy plant downed tools yesterday for a two-day strike to try to settle a long pay dispute.

    Seventy scaffolders and labourers employed by Interserve Industrial Services took the decision to strike after management failed to agree to pay parity with other...

    Tuesday 26th Apr 2016

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Royal Mail managers in pay strike

    MANAGERS at privatised Royal Mail voted yesterday to strike over job cuts and pay.

    Workers have been hit hard since the public service was sold to profiteers by the Con-Dem coalition in 2013.

    Postal union Unite said deliveries faced “severe disruption” if strike...

    Friday 22nd Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Oil strike ends after pledge

    OIL UNIONS in Kuwait ended a three-day strike over pay cuts in the state-owned industry yesterday, having won a pledge of no reprisals against workers.

    The unions said the action showed their “ability to affect the production process.”

    Kuwait Oil Company...

    Thursday 21st Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World