Category Archives: Work

Early December round-up of a few workplace struggles and other stories

In workplace news, Shelter staff have just called off strike action that was set to start tomorrow, after winning a pay increase. RMT strikes against driver-only operation are continuing on Northern Rail, and further action on South-Western is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Saturday 8th December: Hanworth MacDonald’s Picket – Support sacked UberEats drivers!

A last-minute call-out for this weekend, from London IWW: ————— PLEASE SHARE WIDELY ————— IWW Picket to protest the termination of 5 UberEats drivers. What: Picket to support five sacked UberEats drivers When: 6pm until 9pm Saturday the 8th of … Continue reading

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Grimethorpe school staff win against redundancies, Birkenhead shipyard strike begins

In Ladywood, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire, school staff are returning to work with their heads held high after their all-out strike beat attempts to sack a number of dinner ladies and get teaching assistants to cover their work. Having … Continue reading

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Recent workplace wins: TGI Fridays, Bolton NHS and a London climbing centre

A few recent workplace victories I forgot to include in my last round-up: At TGI Fridays, the recent strikes have led to some gains. “A series of well-publicized strikes (click here, here and here for more) over tipping and minimum … Continue reading

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Mid-November round-up of UK workplace and social struggles, and upcoming events

In mainstream union news, the Communication Workers’ Union are calling for people to join a day of action in defence of post offices on December 1st, with events currently planned for Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, London, Aberdeen, Crawley, Nottingham, Chester, Basingstoke, … Continue reading

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Late October round-up of UK work and social struggles and international repression news

In UK workplace-related news, the 30th of October saw simultaneous precarious workers’ demos in London and Glasgow, while security guards at the Ministry of Justice, organising through the grassroots UVW union, have just voted to strike for a living wage. … Continue reading

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Thousands to strike for equal pay in Glasgow, and other quick updates

In Glasgow, 8000 mainly female workers will be striking on October 23rd and 24th to demand equal pay. Glasgow Unison write: “The dispute is about the council’s failure to make any real progress on agreeing compensation for past pay discrimination … Continue reading

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