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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

Health workers take on ISS privateers at east London hospital

04 August 2016
Health workers employed by outsourcing giant ISS at Homerton Hospital in east London are fighting attacks on their hours and jobs.

Striking cleaners protest for sacked colleagues in City of London

28 July 2016
Striking cleaners and their supporters protested outside the 100 Wood Street corporate offices in the City of London financial district last night, Wednesday. They are demanding the reinstatement of two of their colleagues.

Reports round-up

19 July 2016
Brighton protest against NHS privatisation | Protest and strike call at St Barts hospital | Unite backs Stand Up to Racism | HMY Radford shop fitters build pay strike | South West Water workers pull plug on overtime | Two-day Capita pay strike hits services | Disabled people take on Capita | Migrant cleaners hold march | Protest for Prossie against deportation

Inspiring calls to struggle open Marxism 2016 festival in London

30 June 2016
The Marxism 2016 festival got underway in central London today, Thursday, bringing together socialists from across Britain and the rest of the world.

Indefinite strike demands justice for City cleaners

28 June 2016
City of London cleaners have been on all-out strike for four weeks.

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.

South London hospital workers strike for £10 an hour

21 March 2016
Workers demand a real living wage from outsourcing giant Aramark

Solidarity with Sotheby’s 2

18 August 2015
Around 70 people demonstrated last Saturday against the victimisation of trade unionists working at Sotheby’s auction house.

Reports round-up

11 August 2015
Pizza Express tips protest | Protest called to target Sotheby’s | Essex firefighters strike against job cuts | Port Talbot vigil for executed miner | Easyjet staff accept deal in close vote | Could Sports Direct be facing strikes? | Strike at Devonport docks | Walkout planned at EDF

Sotheby’s auction house warned of escalation

04 August 2015
Supporters warn of more action after the reinstatement of only two out of the four victimised workers at Sotheby’s auction house in central London.

Migrant workers at Sotheby's suspended for standing up for their rights

02 July 2015
Cleaners and porters who work at Sotheby’s were suspended today, Thursday, for taking part in a protest yesterday for sick pay and against victimisation.

Protesters storm the Barbican

19 May 2015
A group of protesters, including cleaners from the Barbican arts centre, stormed into the central London venue demanding the London Living Wage (LLW) last Saturday.

Cleaners revolt sweeps London university campuses

24 March 2015
A small revolt is beginning at a clutch of London’s universities as migrant workers fight to improve their terms and conditions.

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