Cleaners at the LSE are striking for equality. The outsourced workers, members of the UVW,: have now taken seven days of strike action in support of their demand for the same sick pay, maternity and paternity pay and pensions as workers directy employed by LSE, making this the longest running cleaners dispute in the UK ever. Next protest: Monday June 19, Midday – 5pm.
Rank and file trade unionists spell out the changes that an incoming government will need to make in workers rights, all of which are included in the Labour party manifesto – before joining Steve White and the Protest Family on the steps of the Tory party HQ for a confrontational rendition of “Which Side Are You On”. in a sign of the Tories’ plumetting confidence, they don’t even call the police or security to move them on.
Trade unionists join Steve White and the Protest Family on the steps of the Tory party HQ for a confrontational rendition of “Which Side Are You On” – and in a sign of the Tories’ plumetting confidence, they didn’t even call the police or security to move them on. Sneak preview of the Reel News/Blacklist Support Group film “Trade Unionists for Jeremy Corbyn”, to be released on Tuesday.
On their 59th consecutive week of protesting to reopen the A&E department at Chorley and South Ribble hospital, campaigners hold a minutes silence for the victims of the Manchester bombing and pay tribute to the emergency services, particularly the NHS workers.
More proof of a serious movement building to save the NHS, as Grimsby has its biggest demonstration of any sort for years. Campaigners call for mass direct action to renationalise the NHS and end the PFI contract that are draining billions of pounds of taxpayers money.
Huddersfield is one of the towns at the forefront of the growing social movement to stop the privatisation of the NHS. A vibrant campaign has grown to fight the demolition of their local hospital and cuts to local surgeries; now they are linking up with other campaigns to defend the NHS on a national basis.
Incredible scenes as Rivington Barn Bikers join the 54th consecutive week of protests to re-open Chorley’s A&E. The campaign is the only one in the country who have managed to reverse a closure; they’ve got the A&E re-opened for 12 hours a day, and now they’re fighting on to get it open 24/7. Later on, members of the “Sing It Big” choir rehearse campaigners in a version of “Fix You”. which Coldplay have agreed the use of as an NHS campaign song. Chorley are at the forefront of a growing national social movement to defend the NHS, with demos and protests spreading throughout the country.
A huge and incredibly unified campaign to save the NHS is building in Cumbria. Activists from all corners of the huge county come together in Carlisle to fight plans to downgrade maternity and children’s services and close community hospital beds in the largest demonstration ever seen in the area, emphasising the real battle – to stop full privatisation of the NHS. Now more militant action to defend their services is set to follow.
Station staff at London Bridge were out on strike today after one of their colleagues was sacked, and two more disciplined for defending themselves from a serious assault by a fare dodger, which included an attack on a pregnant woman. the RMT are now balloting all station staff throughout London Underground for strike action … the city faces gridlock if management don’t see sense and reverse this baffling decision.
Here we go again – another company who thinks it can completely ignore national construction agreements and refuse to let unions on site. This time it’s Danish company BWSC, who are building a biomass plant in Kent. UNITE and GMB are working together to ensure ALL workers – whether Brtisih or European – get a fair deal.