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After the budget – unions must launch pay fight

By Rob Williams and Glenn Kelly Millions of public sector workers will be vainly sifting through Hammond’s budget for details of any pay rises. The reality is that most of them will be looking down the barrel at a full decade of Tory pay caps, maintaining the catastrophe of the fall in living standards. Two million local government workers and half ...

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Bridgend Ford workers vote for action – the fight is on

Rob Williams, Socialist Party national industrial organiser and former Visteon (ex-Ford) Unite convenor Bridgend Ford workers have sent a clear message to the company: “Talk about sourcing that will save the plant or we’ll fight.” Nearly three-quarters of the shop floor voted in the industrial action ballot, showing that Bridgend workers are absolutely committed to fighting to save the plant ...

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Tata worker pensions under threat

How can a buyer be trusted with jobs and communities if they won’t take on workers’ pensions? By Rob Williams, former convenor Swansea Visteon It is becoming increasingly clear from the different bids to take over (or be virtually given) all or part of Tata Steel’s UK operations that none of the potential buyers won’t take on the £15 billion ...

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