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Low paid university workers provide a lesson for the whole labour movement

Low paid university workers provide a lesson for the whole labour movement If anyone is unsure what low paid, largely migrant workers can achieve when their union supports them, look no further than our inspirational fight at Soas—the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Serco strikers go from strength to strength - join their protest

Serco strikers go from strength to strength - join their protest Solidarity from trade unionists and campaigners throughout this week has spurred outsourced health workers in east London to take on multinational Serco.

Striking Barts hospital workers say Serco’s latest offer is an insult to low-paid workers

Striking Barts hospital workers say Serco’s latest offer is an insult to low-paid workers Hundreds of domestics, cleaners, porters and security workers began a two-week strike at four east London hospitals on Tuesday.

Buoyant mood on the Barts health picket lines as strikers win support

Buoyant mood on the Barts health picket lines as strikers win support Striking east London health workers have spoken about the big support they’ve received in their fight against low pay.

Industrial round-up: Post workers hold large rallies over Royal Mail pension attack

Industrial round-up: Post workers hold large rallies over Royal Mail pension attack Also: Four-week strike starts at Mears | Tube bosses ban water | Woolwich ferry dispute settled | LSE cleaners defend Alba | Dpac protest against Atos | Birmingham bins | Sellafield firefighters | dirty protest | Unnecessary defeat at BMW

East London hospital workers begin a week-long walkout against Serco bosses

East London hospital workers begin a week-long walkout against Serco bosses Support is growing for east London hospital workers taking on multinational outsourcing giant Serco as they launched a week-long walkout today, Tuesday.

Fed up and fighting back - the health workers defying multinational Serco

10 July 2017
Low-paid and migrant workers are at the sharp end of cuts and privatisation in the NHS. They face rocketing workloads and bullying bosses. But across north east London 1,000 porters, domestics and cleaners are taking on a multinational to demand higher pay—and showing how to fight, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

St Barts hospital cleaners launch bold programme of strikes for more pay

27 June 2017
Around 1,000 outsourced hospital cleaners in east London are planning a programme of hard-hitting action against multinational Serco.

LSE strike wins demands for equal pay and conditions

13 June 2017
Cleaners at the London School of Economics (LSE) university have won an impressive victory. The outsourced workers had been striking to demand equal pay and conditions to workers employed directly by the university.

Striking cleaners push on after their action wins concessions from LSE

30 May 2017
Striking cleaners and their supporters rallied outside the LSE university in central London yesterday, Wendesday.

LSE cleaners strike continues in defiance of management threats

23 May 2017
Cleaners employed by outsourcing firm Noonan at the LSE university on Wednesday continued their strike for equal pay and conditions as workers employed directly by the LSE. Cleaners currently get the statutory minimum sick pay of just £83.95 a week for a maximum of 28 weeks.

London School of Economics cleaners strike for equality

16 May 2017
Outsourced cleaners at the London School of Economics have struck for the same pay and conditions as similar directly-employed workers.

Cleaners strike for equality at university in London

21 March 2017
Cleaners at the London School of Economics (LSE) university began a 48-hour strike today

Striking cleaners take on KCL bosses

26 January 2017
Cleaners at Kings College London (KCL) began a 48-hour strike today, Thursday, in response to massive workloads and understaffing.

Kinsley 3 school cleaners sacked after resisting attacks on pay

03 January 2017
Three cleaners at Kinsley primary school in Barnsley were sacked just before Christmas by their private employer, Barnsley-based company C&D Cleaning.

Support the strikers taking on 'Southern Fail' and London Underground

03 January 2017
the Tories are ignoring the woeful service of their favourite rail firm Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). But Southern rail workers are continuing their fight into the New Year.

Reports round-up: immigrant cleaners take on John Lewis

08 November 2016
Also: Nazis suffer humiliated in Telford and Darlington | UAF trip learns lessons from the Holocaust |Aberdeen UCU members balloting | Aberdeen Seatruck ferries slammed over pay | Don’t close Crown Post Office in St Leonard’s

Reports round-up: Kinsley cleaners win backing in Barnsley

25 October 2016
Also: Forced redundancy pushed back at Hull College | Coventry University contracts victory for union | Firefighters strike at nuclear plant | Protest at John Lewis poverty pay | Solidarity event for people in Turkey | Organising for free labour movement

Trade unionists blockade Amazon depot

04 October 2016
Also: LSE cleaners insist they are not second class

Reports round-up: Anti-fascists humiliate Nazi EDL in Nottingham

09 August 2016
Also: Unions slam payouts for post office bosses | Walkouts can win at London Met | Pride marches in Brighton and Leeds | Sussex hospital drivers vote to strike for liabilities | Nationwide gets shifty in Swindon | Cleaners' fight is over at 100 Wood Street | French state plans attack on ‘jungle’ | Protest in Brixton against arch-enemy council | Magistrates find against reverend’s tax protest

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