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Panasonic workers break company pay freeze

By Dave Reid Panasonic workers at Pentwyn in Cardiff have won a significant victory against the multinational giant. Today the company caved and increased its pay offer from zero to 5.5% over two years plus a £300 bonus. The fourth day of strike action has been suspended while the offer is being put to the members. This represents yet another ...

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Panasonic workers strike against pay freeze

About 100 workers at Panasonic in Cardiff have taken their second day of strike action for a decent pay rise. Panasonic has offered yet another pay freeze. The workers, members of the GMB, are demanding 5%, itself a stand-still pay rise merely keeping up with cost of inflation after years of pay freezes and below-inflation pay rises. Panasonic, which has ...

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Unions campaign for union recognition from Plaid Carmarthenshire council

Carmarthenshire Unison’s campaign for a Trade Union Recognition Agreement (TURA) with Cwm Environmental (carried on this website here) continues after the summer break. On Thursday 9th September Unison and GMB members supported by Socialist Party and Swansea Trades Council protested outside County Hall calling on the council that wholly owns Cwm Environmental to give agree to a TURA. Mark Evans, ...

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Trade union demands recognition from Plaid-led council

Carmarthenshire Unison, GMB and Unite has appealed for solidarity to force Plaid Cymru-led Carmarthenshire county council to instruct Cwm Environmental, the waste disposal company wholly owned by the council, to agree to a trade union recognition agreement (TURA). The Carmarthenshire council unions are appealing for support for their online petition. This is their appeal letter: “Unison, GMB and Unite, the ...

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Any return to work in Wales must be under trade union safety control

By Mark Evans (Branch Secretary Carmarthenshire County Unison and Local Government Service Group Executive writing in a personal capacity) An audible collective sigh of relief was heard from workers and the vast majority of the population in Wales aside from big business when the Labour Welsh Government (WG) announced it was diverging (slightly) from the UK Tory government in how ...

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Plaid-led Carmarthenshire County Council concedes to strikers demands

By a Carmarthenshire Council Unison member Plaid led Carmarthenshire County has backed down in the face of two days of determined industrial action. One of the placards produced by Carmarthenshire County Unison branch for the picket  lines summed it up when it said: “Dashing through the snow, With a 1,000k to go, Don’t you think it fitting, We are paid ...

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Action needed now to save Ford Bridgend

By Rob Williams,  Socialist Party national industrial organiser and former Visteon (ex-Ford) Unite convenor, Swansea Fordworkers in Bridgend and their families are trying to come to terms with the announcement that over 1000 workers will lose their jobs over the next two years, with the first 370 to go as early as this spring. This comes at the same time that thousands of ...

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Swansea takes on Amazon

By Gareth Bromhall (Swansea Trades Council) Representatives from the GMB Union, along with Swansea Trades Council and members of Swansea Socialist Party Branch gathered at the entrance of the Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Swansea, bright and early at 7am to catch the morning shift on Black Friday, Amazon’s biggest day of the year. 20 of us, with flags, banners and ...

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