Tag Archives: LSE

Cleaners and security guards: updates from London’s grassroots union struggles

Two quick updates from the capital’s grassroots union efforts: an IWGB member and striking University of London security guard has written a good introduction to their dispute, while over at the LSE, cleaners organised through the UVW have voted for … 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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Call for action against overcrowding in Southwark, and reports from pickets, bike rides, and antifascist success stories

Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth are calling for people to help them pressure the council into rehousing 5 families living in seriously overcrowded accommodation:   “5 HASL families who are statutorily overcrowded have faced huge delays and refusals by Southwark … Continue reading

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Solidarity wildcat on Merseyrail, Deliveroo update, and upcoming events

In case you missed it, the huge railway strike yesterday saw a great bit of solidarity on Merseyrail, as drivers affiliated to ASLEF – who weren’t officially striking – refused to cross the picket lines of their coworkers who were. … Continue reading

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On your bike: Brighton bike ride for Deliveroo workers, and LSE cleaners vote to strike

Two quick updates from grassroots union struggles: In Brighton, Deliveroo riders and friends will be touring restaurants that have Deliveroo contracts on March 14th as part of their struggle for a living wage. Meanwhile, over in London, cleaners organised through … Continue reading

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Against homophobic abuse and management complicity: London, Friday 24th February

Over two months ago, a cleaner at the London School of Economics, employed via the contractor Noonan, submitted a formal grievance saying he’d been subjected to homophobic bullying at work. While Noonan is known for its record of taking very … Continue reading

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Cleaners, couriers, casualisation, cereal and construction: news from grassroots workers’ struggles

A few stories you might have missed from recent days: The LSE has just announced a pay rise for cleaners that will take them up to the current London Living Wage of £9.75 an hour, which is one of the … Continue reading

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