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Facebook cleaners win, but fights go on

Facebook cleaners win, but fights go on 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

More workers join the Facebook fight 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’

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

Cleaners in revolt over cuts and low pay 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

Protests and strikes against arts job cull 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

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

Reports round-up: Capita, Sellafield, Mears, Croydon trams, Plymouth DWP and more

07 November 2017
Also: Ministry of Defence cleaners protest | Opposing Fujitsu victimisation | Manchester Airport strike off | Shetland Gas Plant pay row | Brighton University jobs fight | Moshe Machover reinstated

Reports round-up: Porters, cleaners and domestics protest at north London hospital

17 October 2017
Also: Mears workers prepare for more action | Grantham NHS protest | Bristol Deliveroo strike | Gatwick baggage handlers to strike | Bloomberg security guards protest | Bield care homes collapse | Filia feminism conference | Sellafield firefighters strike

Tube cleaners protest for decent pay

12 October 2017
Outsourced tube cleaners demonstrated outside City Hall on Thursday to demand better working conditions.

Reports round-up: Cleaners protest at Ferrari showroom

03 October 2017
Also: Thomas Cook pilots’ strike grounded—for now | Gatwick baggage handlers ballot | Manchester Airport cleaners vote for action

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

09 August 2017
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

29 July 2017
Solidarity from trade unionists and campaigners throughout this week has spurred outsourced health workers in east London to take on multinational Serco.

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