Wildcat action and The Law

On Tuesday Portsmouth postal workers spontaneously walked out of their morning shift in protest over the sacking of a colleague who had been sacked for refusing to do extra work after his shift had finished. They demanded that management reviewed its practices and returned to work once their managers agreed to do this. As both…

#J10 Portsmouth goes on Strike

Up and down the country, Public Sector workers walked out on strike and Portsmouth was no exception. Pickets started at Midnight last night as UNITE members at Portsmouth Continental Ferry Port kicked off today’s action. They were joined by other pickets at the Civic offices,  Paulsgrove Housing Office, Wingfield House, Victory Gate, Whale Island and Gosport…

Report: Britain needs a pay rise! meeting

  Last Thursday, 26th June, around 40 trade unionists and activists from across the city came together to discuss the upcoming public sector strikes under the banner “Britain Needs a Pay Rise”. Representatives from PCS, NUT and Unison led contributions from the platform with solidarity expressed by the RMT from the floor. The meeting kicked…

Pompey Teachers Sitck it to Gove

More than 130 people rallied in Commercial Road to show their support and solidarity for striking teachers. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) had called the one day strike as part of the on-going battle to protect pay, pensions and conditions – with thousands of schools closing for the day as a result. The government’s…

Pompey Lecturers strike for fair pay in HE

While Vice-Chancellors sit on six-figure salaries and Universities buy up more and more non-teaching buildings, Lecturers up and down the country struck for two hours against an 1% pay increase. The deal, which would be a pay cut in real terms, comes after four years of salary decline for lecturers. On the other hand, Vice-Chancellors…