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It's certainly being discussed.Not all union leaders are as left as Mick Flynn unfortunately.
 

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It's certainly being discussed.Not all union leaders are as left as Mick Flynn unfortunately.
Is Mick Lynch that far left though Moaty? I don’t think he is , it’s this government that is far right .
 

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Sorry Lynch.He says his hero is James Connolly.That's pretty left.The thing is the last General Strike was in 1926,which wasn't backed by Labour ,wasn't universally supported,was scabbed on by Students and went down to defeat after a week.It's a big move to make if your not getting backing from Starmer.
 

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Sorry Lynch.He says his hero is James Connolly.That's pretty left.The thing is the last General Strike was in 1926,which wasn't backed by Labour ,wasn't universally supported,was scabbed on by Students and went down to defeat after a week.It's a big move to make if your not getting backing from Starmer.
1926 :amazed: really! Didn’t know that. If the Labour Party leader can’t support the workers then he needs to go.
 

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Need to go for it in spite of Labour.The defeat in 26,meant the boss class went on the offensive.Militants across the country found themselves sacked.Took 40 years for the class to recover.The rank and file need to push for this and we have to be clear this can't just be to get shot of the Tories.Starmer won't be an improvement because he'll not move a jot to reign back the bosses.Climate change is the biggy,we can't find a solution under Capitalism.We have to fundamentally change how society is run.Sorry to sound like a broken record.
 

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Leeds Teaching Hospital Unison members are now working to rule.
 

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Coventry HGV2 drivers have won their dispute with Labour Council after being all out since January.
The deal is a pay rise of up to 12.9% for the drivers.Itincludes a one-off £4000 bonus for working Christmas week and all disciplinary charges against rep Pete Randle have been dropped.
New starters will begin on an increased rate of 8%,This means lower earners wont have to wait 11 years to reach the top pay grade.That has been cut by 4 years.
Labour Council claimed the drivers were earning £52000.This was bollocks,in reality the rate was between £22188 and £27741 a year.All 73 Unite members voted for the deal bar 2.
Talk is now about whther Unite want to defund from Labour.Many members have torn up their membership in disgust.
Strikers did lose holiday pay from last year but they were allowed to carry over five as well as getting full holiday pay this year.Some workers will be offered early retirement or voluntary redundancy.
The council claim the offer was on the table from the start, again bollocks.They could have sorted this out for £30000 now it has cost well over 4 million.
 

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UCU win.
UCU have just won a landmark win as the Open University have been rolling out new permanent contracts for 4800 previously casualised Associate Lecturers. This is the biggest decasualisation programme ever to take place in the Higher Education sector.
 

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Jaguar Landrover win.
Workers at Jaguar Landrover in the West Midlands have rejected the bosses attempt to renege on a pay deal.
Bosses wanted to backtrack on a previous agreement and replace it with a below inflation increase of 6% coupled with a £5000 lump sum.
For lower paid workers including the one -off lump sum it would have given a pay rise of 14% for this year.But the lump sum payment would have dissapeared next year.
Union officials at JLR made no formal recommendation. Bosses and the union at the Solihull union committee said losses at JLR justified the worse offer. But JLR made £14 billion between 2011 and 2018.
Workers rejected the new offer by 84% to 16%. JLR has agreed to stick to the original deal and implement an agreed 12.4% pay rise.
 

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It's certainly being discussed.Not all union leaders are as left as Mick Flynn unfortunately.
He's no revolutionary. He's pretty moderate I'd say. Not buy the right wing media narrative.
 

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Grangemouth-500 hundred maintanence and repair people could be heading for a wildcat strike next Wednesday.This sis important because a) it ignores all the anti strike laws and b) it could bring the refinary to a close,cutting oil and gas production significantly.These are rolling strikes which could mean strikes every second Wednesday.Things are heating up-well not your boiler obviously.
 

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Bin collection workers are set to strike during the Edinburgh Festival, union leaders have announced.

Around 250 Unite members will walk out from 18 August until 30 August - the day after the end of Edinburgh's International and Fringe festivals.

The GMB union said its members in waste and recycling services would join them in the action in response to a "derisory" 2% council pay offer.

Further strike action to target schools is expected to begin in September.

The Edinburgh Festival will be held between 5 and 29 August. It is its first full programme of events since 2019.

Significantly improved pay offer needed, says union Council workers in Scotland vote for strike action

Unite said workers in Edinburgh were participating in a first wave of strike action.

It said a second wave would follow in Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow as part of a "coordinated campaign" to persuade the Scottish government and local government body Cosla to make an improved pay offer.
 

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Grangemouth-500 hundred maintanence and repair people could be heading for a wildcat strike next Wednesday.This sis important because a) it ignores all the anti strike laws and b) it could bring the refinary to a close,cutting oil and gas production significantly.These are rolling strikes which could mean strikes every second Wednesday.Things are heating up-well not your boiler obviously.
Wonderful
 

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For anybody interested the RMT have called for a demo outside the Tory headquarters in Edinburgh at 11.30 on Thursday.That's just off New St.Basically they are calling on the Govt. to take a look at their anti union legislation and to stop being a bunch of chunts(I'm paraphrasing).
 

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Well done the folks striking at Grangemouth.

If they participated they were threatened with losing their jobs.
 

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Bin workers are coming out on strike from the 18th of this month.Time for Newhoose to dig up his old meme.Not that he tends to pay much attention to the Bounce these days.Sorry it's not a meme it's a picture.
 

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