AVIANCE, THE airport handling company, suspended the TGWU union convenor and sacked four workers at Gatwick airport in March in response to unofficial action. The TGWU union got an agreement at an employment appeal tribunal to lift the suspension on the convenor and reinstate the sacked workers.
Since then the four workers have left the company with an enhanced severance package after pressure from Aviance. Further determined action by the workers would almost certainly have been more effective in forcing the company to back off from these victimisations.
RAGE (Residents Against GLA Evictions) housing campaigners are still fighting Transport For London attempts to evict long term residents and the Ealing housing cooperative from its properties.
We are placing large banners on 62 Hanger Lane, Ealing in west London to encourage local support and link up with other anti-eviction campaigns.
A REVISED pay offer from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) management was being considered by PCS and Prospect union reps as Socialist Worker went to press. The first strike in the HSE for 23 years has rocked management and a work to rule continues.
AN EMPLOYMENT tribunal has found in favour of an Amicus union member who suffered racial discrimination by his former line manager at the William Cook foundry in Sheffield. Amicus is also continuing the battle over Cook's workers who were sacked for holding a strike.