Tag Archives: United Voices of the World

Updates on the Picturehouse and Lee Hecht Harrison disputes – 14 December and beyond

Thursday 14 December is set to be a busy day in London – while workers at five Picturehouse cinemas will be striking for the living wage and holding a united demo at Hackney Picturehouse, cleaners at financial firm Lee Hecht … 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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HR Owen dispute: bosses crumble completely, cleaners win their original demands!

What a difference a few days can make: a few short days ago, Freddy and Angelica were fired from their jobs for daring to threaten strike action in pursuit of a living wage. As of yesterday, not only have they … Continue reading

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HR Owen dispute: Sacked cleaners win reinstatement and a pay rise in 24 hours, the struggle goes on!

Some good news from London, where pressure from the United Voices of the World union has led to sacked cleaners Freddy & Angelica being reinstated the day after they were fired. The UVW explain: “Surprise Halloween Ferrari flashmob secures reinstatement … Continue reading

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HR Owen dispute: luxury car dealership bosses sack cleaners for organising, cleaners refuse to back down

Last night, Freddy and Angelica, two cleaners who’ve been suspended from the job cleaning luxury car showrooms after voting to strike for a living wage, were summoned to a disciplinary hearing where “they were given a choice: promise not to … Continue reading

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Early October round-up for workplace news and other social struggles

As ever, there’s a lot going on. In workplace news, the Picturehouse Cinema strikes are continuing, with Hackney and Central out from the 11th-14th, and then all five London sites out on the 15th. As ever, check the local Central, … Continue reading

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