Month: June 2012

  • Fighting to defend the NAECI at Fawley refinery

    28 June There was a huge tail back of traffic outside the Esso Oil Refinery at Fawley in Hampshire this yesterday morning (27 June) where Unite staged a protest in defence of the NAECI/Blue Book agreement. Esso’s parent company Exxon Mobil is starting a shutdown on the Cat Cracker plant but along with the main contractor, is […]

  • Coryton refinery workers to spread protests across the country on Monday

    20 June The fight to keep Coryton refinery open will intensify this Monday. Protests against the closure have been called at Vopak oil terminal in Purfleet, Essex, Lindsey oil refinery, North Lincolnshire and Grangemouth oil refinery in Falkirk. All the protests will start at 1:00 PM. The Coryton workers are members of Unite. Closure of the […]

  • Five hundred food processing workers strike in Leicester

    19 June Yesterday, 500 workers at RF Brookes factory in Leicester took their third day of concerted strike action to oppose the unjust policies imposed on them by their profit hungry management. Attacks on the workers at this food processing factory in South Wigston typify capitalist attempts to squeeze every last drop of profit from otherwise […]

  • NSSN conference calls for one-day general strike against austerity

    11 June Around 500 workplace reps assembled in Friends Meeting House in London Euston today for an excellent sixth annual National Shop Stewards Network conference. After watching a moving film commemorating the many struggles and anti-cuts events over the last year, NSSN chair Rob Williams kicked off the day’s discussions, reminding the audience that it was […]

  • “We’re not here to sit and complain but to take action forward”: Rank and file NUT members meet in Liverpool

    8 June The following two article’s are from Martin Powell-Davies, branch secretary of Lewisham NUT Local Association and NUT NEC member for inner London. Martin was one of the key organisers of Saturday’s conference. Over 100 NUT delegates gathered in Liverpool on June 16 for the founding Conference of the ‘Local Associations Network’. The Conference was […]