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From The Socialist newspaper, 8 November 2017
Arriva bus strike still solid
Arriva drivers' strike 30.10.17, photo Hugh Caffrey (Click to enlarge)
Arriva bus drivers and engineers in Runcorn were out in force on Monday 6 November on the Unite-led picket line - their fourth one-day strike.
Supporters of Halton Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition made their weekly solidarity visit and found the pickets in an upbeat mood.
The strike is still 100% solid and the pickets are determined to see it through. 3% across the board and equal pay at all depots is a fair request from an employer that made a profit of £368 million in 2014-15.
Public support is still high, as borne out by the encouragement of many passers-by and from vehicles beeping in solidarity.
Workers will also be out again on 8 November, coinciding with an RMT transport union strike on Merseyrail and Northern Rail against the imposition of driver-only operated trains.
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In The Socialist 8 November 2017:
What we think
'Paradise' for billionaires - austerity for us
Socialist Party news and analysis
Westminster sexual harassment scandal
Walk out against tuition fees!
Bosses say 217 years to close pay gap - workers' struggle can close it now!
We can win the vote at 16!
Child poverty set to hit 5.2m - unions and Corbyn must act now
PFI privateers dodge tax
What we saw
Workplace news and analysis
Pay cap decisively rejected by PCS union members
BA mixed-fleet workers show strikes get results
Unite union sector conferences: coordinate action over pay
Picturehouse strike: "evil corporations are evil"
Arriva bus strike still solid
International socialist news and analysis
US: Minneapolis Socialist chimes with voters
Ireland: rail workers demand share of 'recovery'
Ireland: dangerous ideas for the ruling class
Spain: Madrid rally celebrates October revolution
Sweden: 'Revolution2017' success
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Health campaign discusses strategy to save NHS
Chatsworth neuro-rehab ward still open - unions join the campaign
Housing campaigners ask Corbyn to instruct Labour council regeneration ballots
Thousands march in London for Palestine
Opposition to new academy school being built on Leeds playing fields
Orgreave campaigners' Halloween 'Death of Justice' march
Sheffield trees campaigner sentenced to prison
Brum meeting celebrates centenary of 1917
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
Obituary: Derek Robinson, car workers' leader, 1927-2017
Welsh update of Chekhov an engrossing tale of 1980s class conflict
Obituary: Paul Randall, 1959-2017
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