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IBU Members Celebrate a Century of Progressive Maritime Unionism

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Newly elected President Marina Secchitano marked the 100th anniversary of the Inlandboatman's Union with a pledge to continue its heritage of solidarity, organizing and resistance to attacks by anti-union companies or politicians.

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Londoners Battle Tube Strike, Businesses Lament Losses

Belinda Goldsmith Reuters
The walk-out, and a planned three-day strike next week, is over plans to close about 250 ticket offices and cut 950 jobs in a restructuring that Transport for London, which runs London's transportation network, says could save 50 million pounds a year.
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