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Issue No. 2383

Join Portsmouth march for shipbuilding jobs

BAe Systems workers and their supporters are set to march in Portsmouth to save shipbuilding jobs and skills on Saturday of this week.

The Unite union called the march. Its leader Len McCluskey is set to address a rally.

Plans to close the plant would cost hundreds of jobs and end 500 years of shipbuilding in Portsmouth.

Assemble Victory Gate, Queen Street, 11am. March 12 noon. Rally Guildhall Square, 12.30pm

Rentokil cleaners come out for a living wage

Cleaners in the RMT union working for Rentokil Initial on East Midlands Trains struck for 48 hours on Friday and Saturday of last week.  

They previously struck for 48 hours in September for a living wage and better sick and holiday pay.

‘3 Cosas’ strikers call new dates

Cleaners in the IWGB union at the University of London working for Balfour Beatty have announced a three-day strike for 27-29 January.

Their “3 Cosas” campaign is named for the three things they want—sick pay, holiday pay and pensions. Their strike in early December won some improved holiday and sick pay.

Cleaners' meeting demands Justice for Christmas 

London cleaners plan to rally for Justice for Christmas at the House of Commons on Wednesday of this week with films, reports and speakers.

They will include cleaners in the RMT union on the trains at Paddington and Kings Cross and those in IWGB union including the “3 Cosas”, University of London cleaners.

Progress on tube suspends action

The RMT union suspended a planned one-day strike of drivers on London Underground’s Piccadilly Line on Wednesday of last week.

 The union said progress had been made in negotiations. Workers had voted by 88 percent for action over bosses ripping up their agreements.

Vote yes in London Underground ticket office closure ballot 

Tube workers in the RMT union on London Underground are campaigning for a yes vote in their strike ballot. 

They are voting on action against up to 1,000 job cuts, slashed wages and plans to close every ticket office. 

The ballot is set to close on 10 January.

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Tue 10 Dec 2013, 17:47 GMT
Issue No. 2383
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