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Unison grows + BT crisis + RSPCA cuts + School safety + Curtain falls on jobs

Unison grows + BT crisis + RSPCA cuts + School safety + Curtain falls on jobs The Unison union says it has seen a surge in membership with more than 90,000 people signing up ​this year.

Protest says black lives matter at work

Protest says black lives matter at work Over 50 people protested against institutional racism outside St George’s hospital and medical school in Tooting, south London, on Monday.

Workplace round up: Ark Globe Academy walkout + Homerton outsourcing dispute

Workplace round up: Ark Globe Academy walkout + Homerton outsourcing dispute Cleaners at Ark Globe Academy in south London walked out on a wildcat strike on Thursday last week.

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals In the face of a union campaign and mounting public pressure, Derbyshire county council last week announced a reversal of plans to close seven care homes in the county.

If it’s not safe Asos workers must walk

If it’s not safe Asos workers must walk A suspected coronavirus outbreak at an Asos retail warehouse has sparked calls for the site to be closed while a deep clean is carried out.

Openreach: fury over holiday attacks AND Union criticises Vivid Housing

Openreach: fury over holiday attacks AND Union criticises Vivid Housing The CWU union has expressed its anger and dismay at telecommunications firm Openreach’s decision to announce unagreed changes to its approach to annual leave.

Transport round-up: Fight for airline jobs AND Suspend Dial-a-Ride

04 May 2020
Airline bosses are making mass job cuts and forcing through pay cuts. 

Health workers face the sack for demanding protective equipment

22 April 2020
Worker rightly said, 'as long as we are provided with PPE we will work, without PPE we won't'

Action is needed to win council workers’ pay rise +Merthyr victory + Dundee carers

21 April 2020
Local government employers in England and Wales last week offered just a 2.75 percent pay rise for over a million workers for 2020-21.

Union leaders split over who should head Labour as candidates shift right

28 January 2020
Trade union leaders are split over who to back to be the Labour Party’s next leader and deputy leader.

Health round up: ‘We’ll fight to stay in the NHS,’ say Frimley strikers

10 December 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey plan a fresh round of strikes against privatisation.

Union holds Black Friday protests against Amazon

03 December 2019
The GMB union held Black Friday and Cyber Monday protests at several Amazon sites in anger at the “appalling” treatment of workers.

Hundreds of health workers strike against privatisation

19 November 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey began a two-day strike against privatisation on Monday.

Reports round up: Campaigners join Silent Walk for Grenfell

19 November 2019
Cleaners at HMRC tax offices in Liverpool and Bootle were set to strike on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Sacked for Xmas at Asda?

22 October 2019
Asda supermarket workers facing the imposition of harsh new contracts handed in a petition with 23,000 signatures to bosses in Leeds last week.

Steel workers march in Newport AND unions round up

15 October 2019
eCourier workers who are members of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), struck for two days from last Thursday.

Letters—A hard working life, and now my pension has been stolen

15 October 2019
This month I will be 62, but there will be no real happy birthday feeling until I am 66.

Diageo workers call off strike after bosses' new offer

17 September 2019
Around 1,500 workers at Diageo plants across Scotland were set to begin ten days of strikes over pay on Tuesday night but called them off after a new offer

Reports round up: Workers protest at Bakkavor foods as they prepare for strike

17 September 2019
Up to 100 workers outsourced to Sodexo at St Mary’s hospital in west London began a strike ballot this week.

Asda workers say, ‘Give us a better deal’

10 September 2019
Asda supermarket workers held protests across Britain

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