Category Archives: Unions

New Deliveroo wildcat in Brighton, and other workplace stories for late November

A few updates on various different workplace disputes: The wildcat bug seems to spreading among Deliveroo riders, at least in the South, as riders in Brighton went out on a wildcat strike on November 25th as part of a long-running … Continue reading

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Uber, Deliveroo, and other precarious/gig economy updates

A few recent-ish updates: Uber have lost their appeal against the employment tribunal that ruled that Uber drivers are workers; meanwhile, Deliveroo have managed to get a ruling that Deliveroo drivers are not workers, showing how tricky these kinds of … Continue reading

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Mid-November round-up of workplace and social struggles

In workplace news, housing maintenance workers employed by Mears in Manchester have just voted for an extensive programme of strike action as part of their long-running dispute over pay and conditions, with a total of 49 days’ strike action planned … Continue reading

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HR Owen dispute: bosses crumble completely, cleaners win their original demands!

What a difference a few days can make: a few short days ago, Freddy and Angelica were fired from their jobs for daring to threaten strike action in pursuit of a living wage. As of yesterday, not only have they … Continue reading

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HR Owen dispute: Sacked cleaners win reinstatement and a pay rise in 24 hours, the struggle goes on!

Some good news from London, where pressure from the United Voices of the World union has led to sacked cleaners Freddy & Angelica being reinstated the day after they were fired. The UVW explain: “Surprise Halloween Ferrari flashmob secures reinstatement … Continue reading

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HR Owen dispute: luxury car dealership bosses sack cleaners for organising, cleaners refuse to back down

Last night, Freddy and Angelica, two cleaners who’ve been suspended from the job cleaning luxury car showrooms after voting to strike for a living wage, were summoned to a disciplinary hearing where “they were given a choice: promise not to … Continue reading

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Hauntings from the past, and Italian blood’n’guts – Halloweeny class struggle happenings

A few upcoming events around the end of October: On October 27th, some of those affected by undercover spycops, along with friends and supporters, will be holding a “We refuse to be haunted” ghost-themed tour around sites related to the … Continue reading

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