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Protest called to defend One Housing Group rep Bryan Kennedy

The Unite union has called a protest outside the disciplinary hearing of suspended One Housing Group rep Bryan Kennedy.

Workers have voted in a consultative ballot to strike against Bryan’s suspension. They say he has been targeted as a direct result of his trade union activities. 

Protest 12.30-1.30pm, Wed 23 April, 100 Chalk Farm Rd, London, NW1 8EH.


Ballot result due for workers at First Great Western 

The ballot results were due of RMT rail union members working for First Great Western for strikes and action short of a strike.

The dispute is against “harsh dismissals and disciplinary procedures”, the use of agency and contract workers and zero hour contracts. 


Protest in London for South African Amplats miners 

Activists in London plan to demonstrate outside the annual general meeting of Anglo American in support of 80,000 striking platinum miners in South Africa.

The miners have been out for three months demanding a decent wage.

Assemble 1pm, Thu 24 April, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, SW1P 3EE


Bedroom Tax campaigners call national meeting

The Anti Bedroom Tax and Benefit Justice Federation has called a national meeting in Manchester on 7 June.

Campaigners in Manchester are also set to protest outside the landlords’ Chartered Institute of Housing conference on 24 June.


Occupational therapists challenge ‘bullying’ in Greenwich

Eleven occupational therapists at Greenwich council in south east London are to be balloted for strikes. 

The Unite union members are angry that a colleague who complained of bullying has been suspended.


Petition against Barts Health advocacy cuts in east London

About 150 people handed in a petition against 20 percent cuts to advocacy at the Royal London Hospital, east London, last Wednesday. 

Advocates help prevent misunderstandings during consultations. Without them many people would struggle to access care.

After the protests about 80 people attended a public meeting. They agreed to demand a public consultation and to resist cuts.

Bethan Turner


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Tue 22 Apr 2014, 19:38 BST
Issue No. 2400
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