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Electricians protest against pay cuts - updates and discussion

Update and discussion thread about the UK-wide demonstrations and mostly wildcat strikes of electricians (nicknamed "sparks") against deskilling and pay cuts of up to 35% across much of the industry.

Huge strike against pension cuts on the way

Teachers on strike against pension cuts, June 30

A massive November walkout of up to 3 million public sector workers is now on the cards as the UK's largest unions announce their intention to ballot for strike action over pension reform.

Lindsey: Total’s counter-attack ends in defeat - Mouvement Communiste

picture of Lindsey OIl Refinery

The second part of Mouvement Communiste's analysis of the Lindsey engineering construction strikes of 2009. It is concerned with events following Total's attempt to victimise workers involved in the first wave of strikes, which resulted in more strikes! Also further develops the analysis of the specificities of the role of shop stewards in the UK.

UK workplace news roundup, August 2010

Recent industrial news from the UK, including transport strikes in Liverpool, walkouts at West Lothian Council and Southampton libraries, and strike ballots for London firefighters, ambulance drivers, and tube staff.

BA dispute: court drama, strike action and old-fashioned victimisation

British Airways cabin crew have taken further industrial action in a dramatic battle with management that has become 2010's most significant dispute so far.

BA strike: Workers' solidarity versus the bosses' law

Leaflet about the banned and then un-banned strike by British Airways cabin crew in 2010 by the International Communist Current.

High court ruling scuppers BA strikes – another nail in the coffin of the 'right to strike'

BA today won a high court injunction which ruled unlawful the cumulative 20-day strike called by the Unite union, on the grounds that it had not followed to the letter of the law the 1992 Trade Union Act.

Strikes at Culture & Sport Glasgow

Workers at leisure centres, art galleries, community centres and other cultural sites in Glasgow have taken part in two days of strike action over pay and working conditions.

BA strikes: management bluster and bullying as strike action spreads through Europe

British Airways cabin crews have struck for three days in a dispute which is quickly taking on the status of a set-piece battle between workers and management. With a general election weeks away, the political parties have attempted to outdo each other by laying into the strikers, with much of the media in tow.

BA strikes: Management ups its bullying as the dispute goes international

With strikes at BA looming this weekend, management has furthered its attacks on the workforce, while the airline faces international solidarity with BA workers.