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Bosses couldn’t drive out Paul Williams

30 June 2020
Bosses at the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have backed off from an attempt to victimise leading trade unionist Paul Williams. 

Report exposes shocking call centre conditions for workers

15 May 2020
Call centre workers are risking their lives on a “dangerous frontline” in the coronavirus crisis. A new report says that, “Without exaggeration the severity of the hazards from Covid-19 and the effects on these workers make for shocking reading.”

Thousands forced back to work in unsafe conditions at government departments

21 April 2020
More than 5,000 people are being made to go into work to operate the government’s payment scheme for laid off workers.

Worker dies after call centre is kept open

03 April 2020
At least one public sector worker has died and another from the same office taken ill with coronavirus after having to come into work.

Don’t let bosses boot out leading PCS union rep Paul Williams

03 March 2020
The PCS union has launched a campaign against the victimisation of leading rep Paul Williams.

Strikers at the Foreign Office vow to fight on as latest phase of action comes to an end

25 February 2020
The latest phase of action at the Foreign Office is ending, but the battle is not over, says Nick Clark

Foreign Office staff plan to step up struggle

18 February 2020
Striking outsourced workers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) plan to step up their fight against bosses at contractor Interserve.

Threat of the sack for a leading activist in the PCS

18 February 2020
Activists in the PCS union are preparing a campaign in defence of leading rep Paul Williams

What comes next for the left after Corbyn?

10 February 2020
Activists gathered in London last week to debate why Labour lost last year’s general election, and where now for the left after the end of Corbynism

Foreign Office cleaners say, ‘We want Dominic Raab to come down here and talk to us’

06 February 2020
“We need respect,” says Beatriz—not her real name—a cleaner at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. “The way they treat people, the cleaners, it’s not good.”

PCS union walkout escalates at Foreign Office

04 February 2020
Union members working for private contractors at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office began a month-long strike on Monday of this week.

Reports round-up—Ealing tax office, Harrods ballot, RSPCA workers and more

04 February 2020
Trade unionists rallied in solidarity with workers at a west London tax office last week. PCS union members at the HMRC office in Ealing picketed against its closure at the start of a half-day strike last Thursday and stayed out for a full day on Friday.

Reports round-up: Australia bushfire protest, opposition to Stratford development and more

14 January 2020

Struggle against poverty pay at Liverpool tax office

07 January 2020
Outsourced cleaners at HMRC tax offices in Liverpool struck over pay

Reports round up: Test for bosses from Large Goods Vehicle examiners

17 December 2019
Test for bosses from Large Goods Vehicle examiners

Reports round up: Tax office strike on election day

10 December 2019
Whirlpool bosses in a spin after defeat

HMRC workers’ fightback begins

03 December 2019
Workers at an HMRC tax office in west London were set to strike for two half days on Thursday of this week and Thursday of next week.

Reports round-up: Cleaners at Foreign Office walk out

12 November 2019
Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School in Bexleyheath, south east London, began a three-day strike on Tuesday.

Reports round up: McStrike on menu at 6 stores

05 November 2019
McDonald’s fast food workers who are members of the Bakers Food and Allied Workers’ union (Bfawu) were set to strike at six sites across south London London next Tuesday.

Letters—We hope our strike at Beis encourages others to fight

29 October 2019
After being on indefinite strike since the middle of July, I and the other cleaners at the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) finally have our victory.

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