Around 70 people formed a loud, confident picket line at Forest Hill School for boys in Lewisham, south east London, today, Tuesday.
The hospital has set up a private company called Barnsley Support Services. It wants to transfer the hospital estate, maintenance, procurement and other support staff to it. Existing staff will be protected for a period under Tupe regulations but unions fear that the move will lead to a two-tier workforce.
Two dangerous examples this week were the first to show how the Trade Union Act can be used to put the brakes on disputes.
Care home residents in Doncaster were told last week they would be evicted in 30 days because their residence is “not sustainable”.
Health workers at three hospitals in South Wales have forced a pay rise of up to £1,900 from bosses after a one-day walkout in January.
Workers at IT services firm Fujitsu struck last Friday—and planned further walkouts on Friday this week and next Monday.
Southern Rail train drivers will be balloted on a new deal agreed between their Aslef union leaders and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway.