Tag Archives: cleaners

The dirt behind the daydream: Facebook cleaners against redundancies, Friday 23rd October

Fairly short notice, but on Friday 23rd October, cleaners at Facebook’s London offices will be holding a protest organised through the CAIWU union against redudancy threats. A bit of background on the dispute: “Fifteen cleaners at Facebook’s flagship London offices … Continue reading

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Early August round-up: Minnesota, Ferguson, Lebanon, Iran and more

A quick round-up of some UK and international developments: In Bristol, the local IWW branch have been active in supporting a strike by Romanian agricultural workers. There doesn’t seem to be a full write-up of the situation anywhere yet, but … Continue reading

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A disciplinary hearing in the middle of a pandemic: reinstate Percy!

From the United Voices of the World union, and via the South Essex Heckler:   SOLIDARITY CALL OUT FOR PERCY Percy is a cleaner at King’s college with 5 years on the job, and a UVW executive committee member, who’s … Continue reading

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Extra mid-June workplace notes: outsourced workers strike in London, fighting against union-busting in Birmingham and Merseyside

Quick updates on a few things not covered in my last post: I’d missed that there was two weeks of strike action by cleaners working in government departments, with cleaners at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office striking over pay and … Continue reading

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Answering our rulers’ crisis with mutual aid and solidarity

As the pantomime in Parliament goes on and on, a no deal Brexit is coming to seem increasingly plausible – not that anyone in charge particularly wants it, but then few of our rulers actively wanted a four-year war in … 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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Two pints of lager and a picket line? Spoons strike ballot starts, and more UK union/workplace news

A very quick roundup of stories across a few different sectors: In UK prisons news, Dorset IWW have shared an action alert to stop the harassment of IWW member and long-term prisoner Kevan Thakrar. The UK Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee … 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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Wiping the floor with the bosses: Cleaners win at the LSE!

An important announcement from the United Voices of the World union: Breaking news: VICTORY TO LSE CLEANERS! UVW is proud to announce that the LSE cleaners will be BROUGHT IN-HOUSE and become employees of the LSE from Spring 2018! This … Continue reading

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Workers’ power in the heart of the beast: HSBC cleaners win against redundancies

Whatever else this week brings, there is one piece of straightforwardly good news to celebrate: cleaners at HSBC’s headquarters have called off a threatened strike after receiving written guarantees that there will be no job losses. The cleaners’ union, the … Continue reading

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