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Brookes workers walk out against pay cut

By Dave Reid 150 workers, members of the BFAWU Bakers Union, rallied at the picket line at RJ Brookes in Rogerstone, Newport this morning supported by members of the National Shop Stewards Network, Youth Fight For Jobs and strikers from the National Museum of Wales. They are on a 48 hour strike against the company, owned by 2 Sisters, cutting ...

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University lecturers two-day strike for fair pay

UCU members were out in force on picket lines at universities across Wales in the first day of UK-wide two-day strike action against a paltry 1.1% pay offer from university employers. “Comrades, this strike is all about respect” declared the branch president at the UCU on the Cardiff University picket line rally. Vice chancellors are receiving four times the wages ...

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Rhydyfelin victory! Library to re-open on Monday

Rhydyfelin campaigners show it pays to fight cuts In a stunning victory campaigners have forced Rhondda Cynon Taff council to re-open Rhydyfelin library. After occupying the library and chaining themselves to the bookshelves the campaign took the council to court over the procedure for closing the library. The combined pressure of a vibrant campaign by the community with the threat ...

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Rhydyfelin library occupied by campaigners

Campaigners slam RCT council for library closure By Dave Reid Community campaigners occupied Rhydyfelin Library near Pontypridd on May 31 in protest at its closure by Rhondda Cynon Taff council. Four of them chained themselves to the bookshelves. The library was due to close that afternoon but 100 local people thronged into it in a community show of support for ...

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