“The ink isn’t dry on the pay deal and BT management are already trying to tear up our contracts by changing the working week to 7am-11pm, Monday to Sunday. This will put a lot more pressure on staff already finding it difficult to cope. It also means the end of flexible working hours which many workers depend on to be able to take care of children. A consultative ballot delayed due to the pay talks is to resume over BT’s proposals.”
Derry workers protest against dissident violence
On 15th October, 300 workers and young people gathered in Derry’s Guildhall Square in protest against a spate of bomb attacks by the dissident republicans in the city. The most recent took place on 5th October, when a car bomb was abandoned on the Culmore Road. Many people had to be evacuated from their homes. The explosion seriously damaged a nearby hotel and a branch of the Ulster Bank.
Iran – End the dictatorship
11 February: From the revolution of the oppressed 1979 to the new wave of resistance 2010
The regime in Tehran is officially celebrating the 31st anniversary of the 1979 revolution, made by the oppressed, workers and poor. At the same time, thousands of people are imprisoned for the “crime” of demanding democratic rights. But the movement continues: from the protests against the rigged elections, the struggle has moved on to demand the bringing down of the dictatorship of the new elite. If the movement for democratic rights is linked to mass struggle of the working class and the poor, the regime will fall.
Youth campaign for jobs to picket bosses’ federation luncheon
Picket: Confederation of British Industry NI Luncheon
11.30am Friday 8th October
Back Entrance, Belfast City Hall
THE FACTS - The CBI have called for:
£1.1 billion-worth of cuts to devastate our public services
Closing of 450 schools
Cuts to the child benefit and winter fuel allowance