Tag Archives: CAIWU

Happy ending at the opera: cleaners and porters beat the Royal Opera House and Kier

At the start of this year, cleaners and porters organising through the grassroots union CAIWU managed to win a substantial pay increase, taking them up to the London Living Wage of £10.20 an hour. Shortly afterwards, five workers involved in … Continue reading

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Refuse workers refuse work: early April round-up of workplace and social struggles

A quick overview of ongoing workplace disputes, social struggles, and other relevant events: The cleaners’ and porters’ dispute at the Royal Opera House is still ongoing, with the nightly protests set to continue from Tuesday 3rd April onwards. People can … Continue reading

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London cleaners’ disputes: victory at the Daily Mail, updates from the Royal Opera House

Two pieces of news from the ongoing wave of cleaners’ struggles in London: At the Daily Mail, cleaners organising through the UVW union have managed to secure a pay rise of around 25% and force management to back down on … Continue reading

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A night at the opera, and then some: mid-March round-up of workplace struggles

A quick overview of some recent and ongoing workplace disputes: Independent cleaners’ union CAIWU report that Keir and ISS, two of the UK’s largest facilities management companies, have launched a co-ordinated offensive against militant cleaners, with six workers at the … Continue reading

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Workplace round-up for mid-January

The first few weeks of the year have already seen a fair bit of industrial action across the country, with more on the way. Perhaps the biggest workplace win has been the news that McDonalds’ workers are to get their … Continue reading

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Updates on blacklisting action and cleaners’ disputes

Almost certainly too late to be of any use to anyone, but Unite have finally got around to confirming full details of the blacklisting day of action: London 09:00 – Skanska office, Goswell Road, Barbican, London, EC1A 4JY 12:00 – … Continue reading

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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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