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

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

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

NHS pay rise delayed  + workers’ action round-up 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

Optare battle continues + Rolls-Royce resistance + Gosh success + Buses could stop +  BT ballot Optare strike will go on into 2021 unless the bosses concede over pay

Turn out for Paul Holmes + Battling the outsourcers

Turn out for Paul Holmes + Battling the outsourcers 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

Sage cleaners back strike + BT Technology workers hold action vote 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.

Strikes win victory over outsourcing at St Mary’s hospital

30 January 2020
Over 200 porters, cleaners and caterers have won their fight over pay, conditions and to be brought in-house.

Round-up: cops called to St George’s pickets, cleaners strike, ferry walkout and more

28 January 2020
Security guards at St George’s medical school in south London struck for a further three days from Monday.

Striking to secure end to outsourcing

21 January 2020
Around 25 security staff at St George’s medical school in south London have unleashed a programme of 15 days of strikes as part of their battle to be brought inhouse.

Police intimidation as workers fight for rights

14 January 2020
Security staff at St George’s University Hospitals Trust (SGUL) in west London started 15 days of strikes on Monday—and immediately faced police action.

Reports round up: Test for bosses from Large Goods Vehicle examiners

17 December 2019
Test for bosses from Large Goods Vehicle examiners

Strikers at St Mary’s have NHS privatisers on the run

03 December 2019
A series of strikes has forced NHS England bosses and multinationals onto the back foot over privatisation and outsourcing. Gabby Thorpe reports on the latest fight in west London

Poorly-paid health staff are sick of low wages

12 November 2019
Striking health workers staged a sit-in in the lobby of St Mary’s Hospital in west London

Health round up: A fight for dignity and respect at St Mary’s Hospital

29 October 2019
Cleaners, porters and caterers from St Mary’s hospital in west London began 15 days of strikes on Monday demanding equality with NHS staff.

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