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Direct action against the cuts – Vodafone Oxford St occupied

October 27, 2010

Vodafone’s flagship store on Oxford Street has this morning (27 Oct) been occupied by people protesting at its avoidance of a £6bn tax bill having routed money through a Luxemburg subsidiary. At a time when the country is facing savage cuts it’s clear there’s one law for the rich and corporate and another for the […]

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Over 200 on eve-of-budget march

October 19, 2010

Local residents and workers responded to a call by Haringey Alliance for Public Services, and marched to a rally at the Civic Centre in Wood Green. At the rally, on Monday 18th October, protestors called on Haringey councillors to demand adequate government funding, reject privatisation, and oppose and refuse to implement cuts – or resign.

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Fat Cat Coke Edmonton

October 5, 2010

Workers at the Coca-Cola manufacturing and bottling plant in Edmonton, London, have been on strike for three weeks. They have been offered a below inflation 2 per cent pay rise while conditions have worsened in the factory. The pension scheme is now crap and there are redundancies going on, including 19 here at Nobel Road. […]

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Video of HAPS Rally September 2010

October 5, 2010

Haringey Alliance For Public Services Rally held outside the Civic Centre in Wood Green on 14th September 2010 with over 120 participants. The Haringey Alliance for Public Services (HAPS) was set up in June 2010 by a wide range of borough-wide organisations and individuals — including residents and community networks, trade unions and political groups.

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Coke, it’s the real sting

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September 26, 2010

Workers at the Coca-Cola manufacturing and bottling plant in Edmonton have been on strike for two weeks. They have been offered a below inflation 2 per cent pay rise, while conditions have worsened in the factory. The pension scheme is now crap and there are redundancies going on, including 19 here at Nobel Road. This […]

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Coca-cola workers – strike report

September 15, 2010

The workers at Coca-Cola Enterprises Edmonton bottling plant came out on strike today (Wed 15 Sep), after a one-week delay for a fruitless visit to the ACAS government department. It was a noisy picket with around 35 workers present, one half outside the factory the other under the flyover opposite. There were flags aplenty and […]

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Strike: It’s the real thing!

September 15, 2010

Four million fewer bottles of Coca Cola could be produced this month as a series of stoppages lasting to the end of September begins today (15 September 2010) in a dispute over pay. The workers at Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Edmonton bottling plant warn that the dispute could escalate unless the company gets real. The workers are […]

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Anti-cuts campaign show of strength at Civic Centre

September 14, 2010

Over 120 people braved the miserable September rain to show their opposition to proposed public sector cuts.  The lively rally at Wood Green Civic Centre was called by Haringey Alliance for Public Services to coincide with the first cabinet meeting of the council after the summer break. The precise nature of the government public sector […]

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Coke talks break down – strike now likely on 15/09

September 10, 2010

Talks between Unite and Coca-Cola at Acas to resolve a pay dispute at the company’s north London Edmonton plant broke down without resolution last night (Thursday). Wayne King, Unite regional officer, said: “Coca-Cola has unfortunately failed to come to these talks in good faith.  Despite the opportunity for progress presented by the Acas talks, Coca-Cola […]

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