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Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists

Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists Plus, Kingsmill strike, Pentonville Five celebration and boiler maintenance workers

In brief - stripping state school funding

In brief - stripping state school funding Over a third of state schools in England are operating with a cash deficit. The figure was revealed in an answer to a parliamentary question on school finances.

Cheers to a minimum price rise for booze?

Cheers to a minimum price rise for booze? Would a minimum price for alcohol benefit working class people and reduce the harm done by excessive drinking?

Workers at Eat Kitchen relish taste of victory

Workers at Eat Kitchen relish taste of victory A successful campaign for union recognition could inspire others, reports?Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Confronting the restaurant boss who refuses to pay his workers wages

Confronting the restaurant boss who refuses to pay his workers wages Watch the embarrassing conversation when Socialist Worker confronts Robert Newmark, a boss refusing to pay what he owes to his workers

Sacked for wanting wages - the reality of workers’ rights under the Tories

Sacked for wanting wages - the reality of workers’ rights under the Tories Eleven workers fired by swanky restaurant Beach Blanket Babylon (BBB) in Shoreditch, east London, have been holding nightly protests outside it since management sacked them last week.

Student nurse slams Theresa May’s ‘disgraceful’ food bank comments

02 May 2017
Prime minister Theresa May is running away from questions and callously indifferent to the malign effects of her policies.

Harrods restaurant boss resigns after workers’ successful fight for tips

25 January 2017
Workers at the posh department store Harrods in London celebrated another victory this week.

Reports round-up: Harrods feels heat over tips

17 January 2017
Restaurant workers at the posh Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, west London, have secured a meeting with management this week.

Slaving over the stoves of the rich... and you don’t even get the tips

03 January 2017
The scandalous theft of waiters’ service charges at posh Harrods is just the tip of the iceberg of how bosses make life in the kitchens hell, catering workers told Alistair Farrow

Silver service workers can scupper the supper rush

06 December 2016
RMT union members at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool are balloting to strike on 23 December.

Protest demands Leicester union member Kumaran Bose's reinstatement

21 June 2016
Supporters of victimised food worker Kumaran Bose protested in Leicester city centre last Saturday to demand his reinstatement.

Reports round-up

14 June 2016
Workers At 100 Wood Street corporate offices in the City of London financial district are on all-out strike.

London hotel sacks waiter for trade union activities

08 June 2016
ME hotel in London has sacked waiter Robert Czegely for handing out trade union leaflets, what they call “gross misconduct”.

Pennine Foods strikers block gates and plan escalation against 2 Sisters

07 June 2016
Food factory workers in Sheffield struck against bosses’ plans to cut their weekend, bank holiday and night shift pay on Sunday and Monday.

Greedy food giant 2 Sisters swallows up firms at workers’ expense

07 June 2016
Boparan Holdings Ltd, 2 Sisters’ parent company, has quietly become Britain’s largest food and drink manufacturer by attacking workers’ pay and conditions.

Sheffield food strikers stand firm against pay cuts

19 May 2016
Workers at a food producer in Sheffield began a 48 hour strike today, Thursday, with a picket running day and night at the site to turn back lorries.

Pasties are binned in Lincoln walkout over half-baked wages

19 April 2016
Three workers in a Lincoln high street bakery shut down their store and threw away all the pasties in it to demand thousands of pounds of unpaid wages.

Strikes and protests make an Unhappy meal for fast food fat cats

19 April 2016
Campaigners from the Fast Food Rights campaign and the Bfawu union took action across Britain last Thursday. They targeted McDonald’s in solidarity with striking McDonald’s workers in the US.

Hellish kitchen - Leicester bakery workers aren't falling for bosses' porkie pies

08 March 2016
Workers at the Samworth Brothers food factories in Leicestershire told Nick Clark why they’d had their fill of management taking all the dough

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