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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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Mid-June events listings: Peterloo, Orgreave, letting fees and more

A quick listing of a few upcoming events: On Thursday 13th, the People’s History Museum in Manchester will be hosting a discussion on “From Peterloo to Orgreave” with the Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign. Following on from that, Saturday 15th … Continue reading

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Uber strike May 8th, breakthrough for the Shrewsbury 24, and more

A few quick updates: Uber drivers organising through the IWGB are organising strikes in London, Glasgow, Nottingham and Birmingham as part of an international action against the company. “Uber drivers will log off the app and stage protests in London, … Continue reading

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Crashing the party: pub workers call time on low pay on Wednesday 19th, Spoons staff celebrate concessions, Debenhams dispute develops…

Two quick pieces of news about pub workers organising: On Wednesday 19th, staff employed by pub company Antic will be holding a demo at the head office xmas do*, in support of their collective demand for double pay for workers … Continue reading

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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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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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National day of action against Universal Credit, Saturday 1st December

Unite Community have finally started confirming some of the details for their upcoming day of action against Universal Credit. Obviously, this is all pretty inadequate, especially the late notice, since these events would be a lot more powerful if they … Continue reading

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