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“Appropriate action will be taken”: LSE bosses try to menace striking cleaners

Management at the London School of Economics have written to striking cleaners, claiming that some of them had breached the government’s code of practice on picketing, asking them not to strike in future, and warning that “we are in the … Continue reading

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LSE cleaners’ strike continues, and other upcoming events…

In workplace news, the United Voices of the World union have a lot going on this week: the 5th day of the LSE cleaners strike is on Wednesday 24th, there’s the Feminist Fightback filmshowing about their struggles on Friday 26th, … Continue reading

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Cleaners and security guards strike together, Wednesday 17th May

Security guards organised through the IWGB grassroots union at the University of London will be out on strike on Tuesday 16th-Wednesday 17th, fighting for fair pay, an end to zero hours contracts and proper payslips. Meanwhile, cleaners at the London … Continue reading

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Upcoming events: benefits, the NHS, Deliveroo, Britain First and more…

Just a quick reminder of a few upcoming events over the next few days: On Thursday 30th, there’s the national day of action against benefit sanctions – see here for a full (if slightly untidy) list of planned events. On … Continue reading

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Updates on cleaners’ struggles in London and West Yorkshire

Down in London, cleaners organising through the grassroots UVW union are on the verge of striking at the London School of Economics – they’ve told management that they have until Friday 18th to put them on terms and conditions equal … Continue reading

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100 Wood Street: the bosses start to crumble, the strike goes on

As the amazing cleaners’ strike at 100 Wood Street in the City of London goes on, the bosses are starting to back down, but the cleaners are determined not to settle for less than total victory. As their statement puts … Continue reading

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IWW Cleaners win at John Lewis

So far, 2012 hasn’t been a great year. Internationally, the burst of rebellious energy that shook regimes across the Middle East last year seems to have run out, or, as in the case of Syria, been channeled back into the … Continue reading

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