Solidarity - articles before 22 November 2002

"Cover your heads", SWP tells protest women

Submitted by AWL on 8 December, 2005 - 1:06 Author: Lynne Moffat

Solidarity 3/6, 30 April 2002.

I attended a picket on Saturday 27 April outside the Israeli embassy in High Street Kensington. My previous experience of pickets there had been primarily of ones organised bv the Alliance for Workers' Liberty, but supported by other organisations who also take a two state position on the Middle East conflict. I was somewhat shocked by some of the things I saw and heard on this picket.

The politics of the FBU dispute

Submitted by AWL on 22 February, 2003 - 6:07

In the last issue of Solidarity Chris Jones, former Merseyside FBU brigade chair and a member of the Revolutionary Democratic Group, looked at the background to the dispute. In this article he analyses the politics of the dispute. The article was written before the FBU suspended their strike action

A 'new' Labour was clearly in evidence in the FBU's dealings with councillors and in disputes in areas like Merseyside long before New Labour was elected nationally.

Industrial news in Brief

Submitted by on 20 November, 2002 - 9:48
  • Airport staff plan walkout
  • Sacked drivers reinstated
  • Rhyl sit-in continues
  • Taxpayer to cover rail firms' strike costs

Airport staff plan walkout

Specially trained firefighters and security workers at seven UK airports owned by BAA plan to strike on November 28, December 2, 10, 15 and 23 and January 2.

The 2,500 members of the Transport and General Workers Union voted 2-1 in favour of walkouts in protest at a pay offer of 1.7% plus £150.

Public sector pay

Submitted by on 20 November, 2002 - 9:46
  • London teachers to strike on 26 November
  • Further education: now build on the action

London teachers' strike on 26 November
By a London NUT member

Teachers have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in London for the second time this year.

Members of the NUT voted by four to one to take strike action on 26 November over the cost of working in London. The NUT held a successful day of strike action on the issue in March.

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