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Issue No. 2382

Mitie cleaners consider new offer

Strikes by Mitie train cleaners working for First Great Western were called off last week after a new offer from bosses.

The cleaners have struck three times this year to demand a living wage, proper shift rates, holiday and sick pay and an end to zero hours contracts. 

Union negotiators and workers were considering the offer as Socialist Worker went to press.


Defend union rep Charlotte Monro

Unison union rep Charlotte Monro was set to appeal her sacking by Barts Health Trust on Thursday of this week.

The Reinstate Charlotte Monro Campaign has called a protest from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday of this week, outside The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, E1 1BB.


March celebrates victory at Hovis 

Around 70 firefighters, bakers, and supporters marched through Wigan town centre last Saturday to a celebration of Wigan Hovis workers’ recent victory against zero hours contracts.

Save Wigan A&E campaigners fighting to stop a planned downgrade of the A&E joined them.

Katrina Lawrie


Action in Glasgow wins concessions

Over 200 pupil support assistants (PSAs) in Glasgow voted to suspend strikes at a mass meeting on Wednesday of last week. 

The decision was taken after council bosses made significant concessions. 

The Unison union is set for a full consultation of members over the deal.


Ballot due over attack on shifts

Social work residential workers in Glasgow were set to begin a ballot for action next week.

The council plans to cut their shift allowances.


Anti-racists block EDL in Hartlepool

Anti-fascists in Hartlepool blocked the English Defence League’s (EDL) planned march to the town’s war memorial last Saturday. 

Around 120 racists turned up, many from outside Hartlepool. They openly sieg heiled on their march. 

Some 60 anti-fascists turned out the oppose them.

Hartlepool Against Racism organised a static counter demonstration to the EDL’s plans to go on an Islamophobic march in the town.


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