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Daily Echo staff give their bosses 3 day strike as a ‘Christmas Bonus’

January 5, 2011 by


Daily Echo staff have once again walked out from their Southampton office in their long-running dispute over pay and pensions.  This is their 3rd walkout so far, and is part of a nationwide action by employees of Newsquest newspapers against what they say are unfair pay and pension compared to managers. As we reported previously, […]

Daily Echo facing second wave of strikes

December 4, 2010 by


Hampshire’s main local paper, The Southern Daily Echo, will be hit yet again by more strikes this coming week (Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th) as part of a nationwide stoppage against owners Newsquest. National Union of Journalists  (NUJ) members first striked last month in a dispute over pay freezes to ordinary staff (whilst bosses reportedly […]

BBC South workers walk out in Pensions dispute, along with Daily Echo staff

November 5, 2010 by


Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) have walked out and are on strike today and tomorrow over a dispute on BBC pensions, with many BECTU (the UK’s media and entertainment trade union) members refusing to cross the picket line at the BBC South building. According to witnesses the Southampton picket was ‘solid’ this morning […]

The Librarians Strike Back

July 14, 2010 by


Following the librarians’ strike on the 21st June, which opposed the cuts facing Southampton’s libraries, senior members of the region’s UNISON union branch have met with Southampton City Council to negotiate the cuts. The aim was to oppose the Councils plans for the libraries: 7 librarian posts are to be replaced by volunteers- who may […]

SUSU to stifle the Wessex Scene

July 8, 2010 by


The Dolphin’s Blowhole has been covering the news from Southampton University Student’s Union (SUSU) since our inception, and so far it has generated a fair few stories regarding some significant cock-ups.  The most recent of these is the controversy around the recent by-election for the post of VP Academic Affairs, which occurred following issues with […]

The Blowhole’s Mission

December 10, 2009 by


Hello there, and welcome to The Dolphin’s Blowhole, Southampton’s new alternative media platform for residents, students and activists. As you may have noticed, this site was in fact first set up a year ago, with few updates since then.  This was due to myself, as a migratory porpoise, taking a sabbatical from these mild waters […]