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Issue No. 2444

Day of action for Fast Food Rights

Activists from the Fast Food Rights campaign met in London on Wednesday of last week to plan a national day of action on Wednesday 15 April.

The campaign, led by the food workers’ BFAWU union, is fighting for a £10 an hour minimum wage.

The day of action is set to coincide with a huge strike by fast food workers in the US.

Glasgow Fast Food Rights public meeting—Saturday 14 March, 2pm, Unison office, 84 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LQ

Cardiff march takes on 40 Days for Life

Around 40 people marched through driving rain in Cardiff, South Wales, on an International Women’s Day protest against anti-abortion group 40 Days for Life. 

Local Abortion Rights activists called the march.

They’ve been protesting against the 40 Days for Life bigots, who’ve been picketing the Bpas sexual health clinic on St Mary’s street. 

Abortion Rights plans further action against 40 Days for Life.


TUC remembers Claudia Jones

Claudia Jones, who founded the Notting Hill Carnival, was celebrated at the TUC on Friday of last week to mark International Women’s Day.

Historians Mary Davis and Marika Sherwood talked of her life. Broadcaster and musician Alex Pascall reminisced about knowing her until her death in 1964.

It is also 100 years since the radical black journalist’s birth in Trinidad.


ITV workers could ballot over pay

Workers at ITV are edging closer to a strike ballot over pay.

Members of the NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions overwhelmingly voted to reject a below-inflation pay increase of 2 percent earlier this year.

Bosses are refusing to budge. But ITV’s profits rose to £712 million in 2014.

Bectu said it would serve formal notice of a strike ballot “within days”.


Globe workers want a better pay deal

Tour guides and exhibition workers at the Globe Theatre in London could be set to ballot for a strike over pay.

Globe bosses have offered a pay deal of £11.72 per hour. But this is out of line with pay rates for similar venues in London.

Members of the Bectu union met on Friday of last week to discuss next steps in the campaign for higher pay.


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