Defend Legal Aid
The Justice Alliance held lunchtime protests outside courts and workplaces across England and Wales on Monday of this week.
The protest is the latest in a long battle against justice secretary Chris Grayling’s severe cuts to Legal Aid.
Ritzy staff to walk out
Workers at the Ritzy cinema in south London were set to strike this Saturday against their Picturehouse employers’ refusal to pay the London Living Wage. It is set to be the workers’ seventh strike since April in their battle for a decent wage.
Tax strikes planned
HMRC staff in the PCS union were set to begin a programme of rolling 24-hour regional strikes in tax offices from Monday of next week.
They are angry at the effect of cuts.
The regions affected are:
- Monday—Scotland, Northern England
- Tuesday—Yorkshire and Humberside, Eastern England
- Wednesday—London, South East and South West England
- Thursday—Midlands and Northern Ireland
- Friday—North West England and Wales
10 July strikes discussed
Some 50 people attended a Unite the Resistance meeting in Walthamstow on Wednesday of last week.
The meeting discussed the potential for coordinated strikes on 10 July. The line-up of speakers was impressive, with regional and national officers from the NUT, FBU, RMT and Unison unions.
Speakers said we must keep reminding members that working people did not create the crisis.