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A picture of resistance as University of the Arts London cleaners draw the line over outsourcing

A picture of resistance as University of the Arts London cleaners draw the line over outsourcing Outsourced cleaners at the University of the Arts London (UAL) rounded off a week-long strike with lively picket lines on Friday.

Royal Parks cleaners end strike with strong rally + round-up

Royal Parks cleaners end strike with strong rally + round-up Outsourced cleaners working at Royal Parks in central London protested alongside their supporters at Speakers’ Corner on Monday to round off a two-week strike.

‘It’s time we started fighting back’, say outsourced cleaners

‘It’s time we started fighting back’, say outsourced cleaners “We believe in doing right by our people, our customers, our society and our planet. We embrace our responsibility to deliver the best possible outcomes by making people happier in their environments."

Beis strikers in renewed battle with ISS outsourcer + three battles by cleaners

Beis strikers in renewed battle with ISS outsourcer + three battles by cleaners Outsourced workers at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (Beis) in central London began a three day strike on Monday of this week.

A victory at La Retraite + Escalation at Openreach

A victory at La Retraite + Escalation at Openreach Cleaning workers at the La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ school in south London celebrated after strikes forced bosses to concede better pay and conditions.

University of East London cleaners fight victimisation of union rep

University of East London cleaners fight victimisation of union rep Outsourced workers at the University of East London (UEL) are fighting victimisation after daring to fight back. 

Facebook cleaners win, but fights go on

04 November 2020
Fifteen cleaning workers will keep their jobs on the same contracts and hours at Facebook headquarters in London on the back of weeks of protest.

More workers join the Facebook fight

25 October 2020
Angry cleaning workers gathered outside Facebook headquarters in central London to protest redundancies and dodgy pay deals on Friday.

Facebook workers speak out - ‘Bosses are taking advantage of Covid-19 to attack us’

16 October 2020
Cleaning workers at Facebook’s head office in London have told Socialist Worker that bosses are “taking advantage of the pandemic to cut jobs and workers’ hours”.

Cleaners in revolt over cuts and low pay

12 October 2020
Workers in the UVW union at a Service to the Aged (Sage) care home in north London are balloting for strikes.

Protests and strikes against arts job cull

01 September 2020
Art workers protested outside the National Theatre in London last Saturday against more than 1,000 “callous” job cuts.

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

09 June 2020
Cleaners at Ark Globe Academy in south London walked out on a wildcat strike on Thursday last week.

Reports round up: UEL university cleaners fight for dignity at work

03 March 2020
UEL cleaners fight for dignity at work

Struggle against poverty pay at Liverpool tax office

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

Workers at central London universities call united action for equality

03 December 2019
University workers in central London have called the “first ever combined strike of directly employed and outsourced workers in the history of higher education” on Wednesday.

Indefinite walkout at Beis gets a result as caterers win their demands

08 October 2019
Outsourced caterers at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) marched back to work victorious on Monday morning, ending an indefinite strike.

Reports round-up - cleaners in London score two more wins against outsourcing

02 October 2018
Cleaners at two London universities have been brought in house by management.

Bold strikes mean cleaners are winning big

18 September 2018
Cleaners across London have got bosses running scared.

Victory at Soas as workers beat outsourcing

30 August 2018
Workers were celebrating after their outsourcing to private firms officially ended and they became directly employed by the university.

Cleaners march to sweep away outsourcing bosses

28 November 2017
A demonstration on Tuesday of last week drew attention to a new legal challenge against outsourcing firms.

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