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16 September 2020
Sacked Unison rep Tony Smith in Hull has attended his appeal hearing, accompanied by supporters
1 July 2020
Plastic waste pollution is one of the biggest challenges facing society. So why the lack of enthusiasm by the government to curb manufacturing practices that generate tonnes of it which leech into the air, waterways, oceans and food?
18 March 2020
"My first reaction was the managers have lost the plot, or buried their heads in the sand"
9 October 2019
Unison and GMB trade union banners brightened the rain outside Caerphilly council offices on 3 October. The air rang with chants as waste management workers and their supporters demanded fair play for themselves and five unfairly sacked workmates.
12 December 2018
Waste workers in Unite the Union in Cheshire, employed by Veolia UK, have overwhelmingly voted for strike action in their dispute over unpaid shifts.
7 August 2018
Nuclear energy has been neither cheap, safe, nor pollution-free
25 July 2018
Plastic waste is now penetrating every corner of the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and including the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth.
11 July 2018
50 bin workers, union members and supporters came together for a march on 6 July from the waste depot to Huddersfield Town Hall in protest against bullying and racism by management, and a refusal to allow bin workers to take leave for holidays and medical appointments.
7 March 2018
Despite sub-zero temperatures from the "Beast from the East" on the first morning of the strike and intimidating tactics from the local management, FCC recycling workers are standing firm
24 January 2018
A rapidly growing mountain of plastic waste is polluting the world's land and oceans
17 August 2017
Following magnificent action, Brum's bin workers have forced a management retreat.
8 February 2017
Right-wing politicians and newspapers are trying to blame the austerity and privatisation-induced NHS crisis on so-called 'health tourists'. The Socialist spoke to Aislinn Macklin-Doherty, a doctor involved in last year's strikes.
12 December 2016
130 Doncaster waste transfer workers struck on 12 December over a 'draconian' management style and the victimisation and sacking of two colleagues.
28 September 2016
Bosses in the public sector have spent £46 million suspending workers over the past three years.
25 July 2016
New figures that half of all food produced in the US is thrown away brings the question of the wastefulness of capitalism into sharp relief.
4 November 2015
Studies now show that working long hours doesn't just damage your health - it doesn't even get more done.
29 October 2015
The recent visit of Chinese Premier Xi Jinping seems to have sealed the deal on the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor - a deal which is disastrous in every aspect.
2 September 2015
TV review: Geoff Jones reviews the BBC4 TV programme Britain's Nuclear Secrets - Inside Sellafield (on BBC iPlayer until 10 September).
28 January 2015
Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site is a poorly managed deposit for tens of thousands of tonnes of dangerous nuclear waste
13 October 2014
30 GMB members at Sheffield's five recycling centres took four days' strike action
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