UK

Manchester nurses continue strikes in defence of suspended colleague

Karen Reissman speaking at a Defend the NHS demo, March 2007

Manchester mental health UNISON members will be on strike again on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Monday 22nd October.

TV Times - 13 - 19 October 2007

This weeks Pick explains the reasons for the torture of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of US soldiers from both a psychological and political standpoint.

Postal dispute: High court blocks Monday's official action

The High Court has blocked official strike action by postal workers on Monday and Tuesday.

Agency staff: Don't scab on your fellow workers! - Pracownicy agencji: Nie bądźcie łamistrajkami!

A bilingual English-Polish leaflet produced to counter Royal Mail using casual labour against the 2007 national postal strike. As text in English and Polish and a bilingual pdf laid-out for printing as a double-sided A5 leaflet.

Post strike wildcats spread

Wildcat strikes at Royal Mail have spread across London and the rest of the UK this week.

Royal Mail battle plans leaked

Royal Mail boss Adam Crozier when he was boss at the FA, and failed dismally at it

As wildcats erupt across the UK, the royalmailchat.co.uk forum has obtained a copy of Royal Mail's battle plans for the current negotiations with the CWU.

Unions angry at below inflation pay offer

PCS General Secretary, Mark Serwotka

The government is to hold down public-sector pay increases to about 2% over the next three years, provoking the fury of trade unions, which have already been threatening a "winter of discontent" unless the government relaxes pay norms in the next round of negotiations.

More wildcats at Royal Mail

Macclesfield postal workers on official strike earlier this year

Wildcat postal strikes have sprung up around the UK at the end of an official 48-hour Royal Mail walkout.

BBC faces strikes over 3,000 job cuts

BBC workers' picket, 2005

A new wave of strike action is likely at the BBC as its director general Mark Thompson prepares to announce up to 3,000 job cuts.

TV Times - 6 -12 October 2007

A chinese baby

This week's pick highlights the devastating social and economic consequences of the Chinese One Child Policy.