Tag Archives: University of London

Updates from the Picturehouse, Lee Hecht Harrison, LSE and University of London disputes

A round-up of a few recent developments in some ongoing workplace disputes: At Picturehouse, staff have been intimidated into postponing most of their scheduled strike dates thanks to a shocking lockout threat from the company, which would have required workers … Continue reading

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Workplace round-up for mid-January

The first few weeks of the year have already seen a fair bit of industrial action across the country, with more on the way. Perhaps the biggest workplace win has been the news that McDonalds’ workers are to get their … 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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Late August round-up of workplace and other news

A quick round-up of ongoing/upcoming workplace struggles and other events: In the logistics sector, warehouse workers at Argos are currently striking to try and win an agreement on redundancy and severance packages. The affected sites are in Basildon in Essex, … Continue reading

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Early July round-up of workplace and repression news

Another quick round-up of ongoing workplace and legal/repression stuff: The Woolwich Ferry dispute, which has been running since last winter, has been resolved in what the unions are describing as a victory, with the two managers at the heart of … Continue reading

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Workplace, antifascist and other struggles: late June-early July round-up

Another round-up of upcoming events across a few different fronts: Two ongoing disputes, where things are happening very quickly, are at SOAS and Picturehouse Cinemas. At SOAS, the Justice for Workers group occupied the directorate in response to job cuts, … Continue reading

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