Renationalise mail distribution – Save City Link jobs!

December 31, 2014 in Appeals

Almost 3,000 City Link workers are facing the New Year dole queue as the company is going into administration. The RMT union represents these workers and expects them to receive redundancy notices on New Year’s Eve! But because the firm is going bankrupt, workers will only receive statutory payments of a maximum of nearly £14,000 for decades of service while most will get far less. On top of this those workers who had to work as “self-employed” contractors with City Link will get no redundancy pay at all and become “unsecured” creditors of what is likely to be a bankrupt […]

164 – “We’re ALL under attack – so let’s strike together in November”

October 15, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes, Video

NSSN E-Bulletin 164  “We’re ALL under attack – so let’s strike together in November”  Last Saturday October 12th, I attended a Steering Committee meeting of the NSSN*, the National Shop Stewards Network, at the RMT’s National HQ. The Steering Committee brings together representatives from trade unions right across the public and private sector to discuss how we can support each other’s disputes, develop a network across the movement and provide individual stewards with support. As you would expect, everyone there wished teachers well for the regional strike action on Thursday this week. The news that NHS workers might not even […]

‘Nothings got worse since austerity took hold’ – Really?!

October 11, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes

A BBC survey purported to show that over 40% of those interviewed had not noticed a change to local government services since austerity took hold. Some even thought services had improved! Yet we all know of closures to libraries, swimming pools, reduced council facilities and the rest. Even the BBC website has stories from leading councillors believing councils will run out of money (‘Budget cuts could make councils ‘go bust’ says senior councillor’ here ‘Councils in England and Wales have “run out of money and the system is bust”, said the head of the Local Government Association’ here Liverpool mayor claims ‘city could be bankrupt […]

Join RMT CITY LINK protests Sat Oct 5th

October 1, 2013 in News, Protest

Join RMT City Link workers protesting over £4,000 pay cuts, flexible contracts and abolition of bonuses and overtime rates. HULL-   MOTHERCARE- KINGSTON RETAIL PARK- HU1 2TX- 1100am NORWICH- JOHN LEWIS- ALL SAINTS GREEN- NR1 3LX- 1100am EASTBOURNE- MARKS&SPENCER- TERMINUS ROAD- BN21 3NW- 1100am MILTON KEYNES- JOHN LEWIS- CENTRAL MILTON KEYNES- MK9 3EP- 1100am NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE- MARKS&SPENCER- NORTHUMBERLAND ST- NE1 7AS- 1100am READING- JOHN LEWIS- BROAD ST- RG1 2BB- 1100am PRESTON- MARKS&SPENCER- FISHERGATE- PR1 2BT- 1100am SOUTHAMPTON- JOHN LEWIS- WEST QUAYS- no code available 1100am SOUTHSEA- JOHN LEWIS- PALMERSTON RD- PO5 3QE- 1100am PORTSMOUTH- MARKS&SPENCER- COMMERCIAL RD- PO1 1EA- 1100am […]