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Heartlands hospital porters defy threat of the sack from bullying bosses

02 February 2021
Striking porters at Heartlands hospital in Birmingham are livid after being told they will be sacked this week—unless they sign new, worse contracts

Wilko sick pay cuts scandal + Universal Credit protests + Cleaners fight + Hospitals pay battle + Hackney education strikes

01 February 2021
High street giant Wilko is disgracefully planning to cut sick pay for tens of thousands of its workers.

University jobs battles + NEU victimisations fight + Heathrow resistance + New Sage action + Defend libraries + Manchester buses + Stobart crisp crunch coming

25 January 2021
More college and university workers are moving towards fights to stop job cuts. 

Heartlands hospital porters ready for new strikes

25 January 2021
Porters at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham are preparing to strike next week.

Turn anger over NHS pay into effective action

18 January 2021
It’s urgent that the heath unions step up campaigning to win a pay rise for all NHS workers.

Election achievement for left wing Unison activist Paul Holmes

12 January 2021
Socialists in the Unison union were feeling encouraged after left candidate Paul Holmes delivered a strong result in the general secretary election

NHS workers would strike + Sage action + BT ballot + Courts battle

12 January 2021
The majority of Scottish nurses are willing to strike due to being “burnt out and undervalued” and suffering from bullying during the coronavirus crisis.

NHS pay rise delayed + workers’ action round-up

05 January 2021
Health secretary Matt Hancock has outrageously announced that the promised pay rise for health workers has been “unfortunately delayed”.

Pay fight at Alstom sites + Glasgow guards + Doncaster bins victory + Driving examiners ballot + Heartless at Heartlands

08 December 2020
Over 20 strikers gathered outside the rail maintenance depot in Longsight, Manchester last Thursday evening.

We Are With You dispute sees struggle win gains

01 December 2020
Rehab workers at We Are With You in Wigan and Leigh have forced bosses to cough up cash after a long-running dispute.

Sunak savages workers as Tories signal new austerity assaults

25 November 2020
Although it is just the beginning, it is a clear signal that the Tories want working class people to bail out a system in crisis.

Optare manufacturing strikers escalate their strikes to win higher pay

24 November 2020
 Workers at bus manufacturer Optare, near Leeds, have upped the ante in the fight for higher pay.

Scotrail+Justice for Ricky Reel+Delivery workers strike+Vote Paul Holmes+BT and Beis ballots

23 November 2020
Guards on Scotrail are preparing for their first day of strikes over abuse of disciplinary procedures.

Turn out for Paul Holmes + Battling the outsourcers

16 November 2020
Members of the Unison union have just over a week left to return their votes in the general secretary election.

New strikes called at We Are With You + Scotrail action+ Brighton University + Heartlands hospital

16 November 2020
Rehab charity workers at We Are With You—formerly Addaction—in Wigan and Leigh have announced another round of walkouts for equal pay.

More victories for cleaners + Stop attacks on McKenzie + 40,000 balloted in BT + Bin workers’ fight in Doncaster

09 November 2020
 Facebook cleaning workers who work for the outsourcing company To Go have won the London living wage off the back of protests.

Interview with Paul Holmes—‘Unions need to use their power for their members’

26 October 2020
Sarah Bates talked to socialist candidate Paul Holmes about his plans to shake things up in the public sector trade union

Fights for jobs by tanker drivers and at Rolls-Royce

20 October 2020
Fuel tanker drivers employed by Hoyer Petrolog UK have overwhelmingly voted for strikes over job cuts.

‘We’ll keep fighting,’ say We Are With You rehab strikers

05 October 2020
Workers at We Are With You rehab service in Wigan and Leigh ended their two-week strike last week. But the battle is far from over.

Rehab workers lead the way as they come to end of ten day strike

01 October 2020
Striking rehab workers from Wigan and Leigh took their fight for equal pay to We Are With You’s headquarters in central London on Thursday.

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