Huge victory for workers as #CammellLaird shelves redundancy plans

Shipyard workers and their unions have achieved a major victory in their fight to prevent hundreds of redundancies at the Cammell Laird shipyard on Merseyside. In a meeting this afternoon the company pulled back from the brink, agreeing to shelve the redundancies for four weeks in exchange for an end to the industrial action, to […]

Efforts to undermine #CammellLaird strikers pt 2: the petition

On Wednesday evening, the SKWAWKBOX published evidence of a coordinated campaign on social media to undermine the efforts and credibility of GMB and Unite members at the Cammell Laird shipyard on Merseyside as they take action to defend their jobs. The accounts involved are brand new and appear to have sprung up almost exclusively with […]

Coordinated efforts to undermine #CammellLaird strikers pt1: Twitter accounts spring up to troll

Union members at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead are united in a rolling strike action to defend their jobs after the company announced plans to make around forty percent of the workforce redundant just after winning a huge £619 million contract. Unions say that the redundancies are part of a move by the shipyard […]

Impact: unions say Cammell ran short of gas even on day 1 of strike as lorries turned back

A Unite picketer and a lorry attempting to enter Unite and GMB members have been picketing the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead since Monday as part of rolling strike action in response to the company’s plan to impose almost three hundred redundancies not long after winning a new £619 million project. That action appears to […]

Outrage as Enfield council leader kills motion to protect threatened staff

The SKWAWKBOX has revealed numerous scandals in the conduct of Labour selection processes – and the subsequent election has council leader of Nesil Caliskan – who oversaw the ‘irregular’ selection of candidates, by the candidates who benefited from that process – ousting popular incumbent Doug Taylor. The SKWAWKBOX also covered the decision to threaten the […]

Tories set to repeat #DementiaTax fiasco, drop weight on elderly without fixing youth problems

Tories about to drop a tonne weight on pensioners – instead of fixing the young’s real problems One of the Tories’ biggest missteps in 2017 was their decision to include the ‘dementia tax’ on the homes of pensioners in care. The move – clung to in spite of the uproar that it caused, until Labour’s […]