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Manchester and London bus strikes +Sage care + Chivas + Devonport + Brush electrical

Manchester and London bus strikes +Sage care + Chivas + Devonport + Brush electrical Around 400 bus workers at Go North West in Manchester are in the ninth week of an indefinite strike against fire and rehire.

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.

40 days and 40 nights of strikes planned + Scaffolders fight + Local government pay + Royal Berks NHS

40 days and 40 nights of strikes planned + Scaffolders fight + Local government pay + Royal Berks NHS Cleaning workers at the La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School in south London are planning 40 days of strikes from 16 March.

DVLA moves to a ballot over coronavirus safety

DVLA moves to a ballot over coronavirus safety Workers at a dangerously overcrowded government office in Swansea were set to ballot for strikes from Thursday of this week.

‘We won’t roll over and take it,’ say Sage care home strikers in north London

‘We won’t roll over and take it,’ say Sage care home strikers in north London Sage care home workers in Golders Green, north London, staged lively picket lines on Saturday. 

Wilko sick pay cuts scandal + Universal Credit protests + Cleaners fight + Hospitals pay battle + Hackney education strikes

Wilko sick pay cuts scandal + Universal Credit protests + Cleaners fight + Hospitals pay battle + Hackney education strikes High street giant Wilko is disgracefully planning to cut sick pay for tens of thousands of its workers.

University jobs battles + NEU victimisations fight + Heathrow resistance + New Sage action + Defend libraries + Manchester buses + Stobart crisp crunch coming

25 January 2021
More college and university workers are moving towards fights to stop job cuts. 

People Before Profit activists’ meeting plans action against Tories

25 January 2021
Over 500 people discussed how to take forward the “fight for safety, jobs and survival” at the People Before Profit (PBP) national activists’ meeting on Sunday 

‘We are going to win,’ say Sage care home strikers

15 January 2021
A group of mainly migrant workers at a north London care home are fighting for higher pay. 

NHS workers would strike + Sage action + BT ballot + Courts battle

12 January 2021
The majority of Scottish nurses are willing to strike due to being “burnt out and undervalued” and suffering from bullying during the coronavirus crisis.

NHS pay rise delayed + workers’ action round-up

05 January 2021
Health secretary Matt Hancock has outrageously announced that the promised pay rise for health workers has been “unfortunately delayed”.

Optare battle continues + Rolls-Royce resistance + Gosh success + Buses could stop + BT ballot

15 December 2020
Optare strike will go on into 2021 unless the bosses concede over pay

Turn out for Paul Holmes + Battling the outsourcers

16 November 2020
Members of the Unison union have just over a week left to return their votes in the general secretary election.

Sage cleaners back strike + BT Technology workers hold action vote

26 October 2020
Workers in the UVW union at a Service to the Aged (Sage) care home in north London have returned a 100 percent yes vote for strikes.

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.

Reports round-up: Government cleaners win Covid-19 sick pay battle

14 July 2020
A campaign by the United Voices of the World (UVW) union has won at the Ministry of Justice, (MOJ) after bosses announced that its cleaners would receive full pay if self-isolating or ill.

Protest says black lives matter at work

16 June 2020
Over 50 people protested against institutional racism outside St George’s hospital and medical school in Tooting, south London, on Monday.

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.

Walk off by St George’s workers against outsourcer

21 April 2020
UVW union members at St George’s University of London in Tooting are demanding Personal Protective Equipment

Reports round-up—Ealing tax office, Harrods ballot, RSPCA workers and more

04 February 2020
Trade unionists rallied in solidarity with workers at a west London tax office last week. PCS union members at the HMRC office in Ealing picketed against its closure at the start of a half-day strike last Thursday and stayed out for a full day on Friday.

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