DLR staff plan strike over pay
Security and cleaning staff working for Interserve Facilities on London’s Docklands Light Railway were set to strike on Thursday and Friday of this week in a fight over pay.
It will be the fourth time the RMT union members have taken industrial action in the dispute.
Northern rail workers walk out in Leeds
Clerical officers working at Northern Rail’s customer relations department in Leeds struck for 24 hours on Monday of this week.
The RMT union members are fighting attacks on their terms and conditions.
Another 24-hour strike is planned for Monday 9 November.
Fast food workers get organised in Lincoln
Fast food workers in Lincoln met on Wednesday of last week to discuss how to unionise in the fast food industry.
The meeting involved a discussion on what a union is for, and how to organise at work. It was called by the Fast Food Rights campaign and the food workers’ union Bfawu.
Strikes are on for security scanner operators at Stansted
Security scanner operators at London Stansted airport in Essex struck last weekend over pay.
The 30 GMB union members demand a 3 percent pay rise—having rejected employer Mitie’s offer of 1.5 percent.
Talks at government conciliation service Acas broke down earlier this month. Workers previously struck on 23 and 31 August and 12 and 13 September.
More than 120 people attended a Time to Act on Climate Change conference in Manchester on Saturday of last week. It was called by groups including Campaign against Climate Change and Friends of the Earth, and followed a week of action during the Tory conference.