602: Workers strike back – come to NSSN TUC Congress Action Summit

September 21, 2022 in Bulletins

The strike wave is back on. On 30 September, 115,000 CWU members in Royal Mail will recommence their action and the next day 50,000 rail workers will join them in RMT and Aslef. And 1 October will also see 2,500 dockers in Liverpool and Felixstowe in the midst of their weeks of action. These strikes will be taking place during ten days of action being taken by UCU members in 26 further education colleges, as well as rolling action by Unison members in over 20 universities. Also, local strikes such as the Newham binworkers have started again and has been escalated. In addition, public sector unions are starting to ballot members nationally on pay.

Liverpool dock strike

Liverpool dock strike

The TUC’s lobby of parliament has been shifted as well, from 19 October to Wednesday 2 November. Its timing lends itself even more to be a vital platform to build coordinated strike action. The TUC and the unions must mobilise to make it a mass mid-week demonstration, that can reach out to all workers fighting the cost-of-living crisis, and working-class people facing huge energy prices.

The proposal by Truss’s chancellor to remove the caps on bankers’ bonuses shows their priority – to protect profits at the expense of workers’ pay. And if Truss moves to implement her threatened new anti-union measures, the unions should organise for a 24-hour general strike.

The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) has rearranged its pre-TUC congress event to Sunday 16 October, to set out a fighting programme for the reconvened TUC Congress. The push into autumn makes this even more important. It is now an action summit – to bring together striking union reps and members or those moving into action – to demand that the unions coordinate action so that millions of workers across the private and public sectors, all struggling to keep a roof above their families’ heads, can strike together. It will be a hybrid event – we will post here how those who can’t make it to Brighton can take part online.

 

Come to the NSSN TUC Congress Action Summit – 1pm Sunday 16th October Holiday Inn Brighton Facebook event

 

TUC rally and lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 2nd November against the cost of living crisis – 11am Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA more details on TUC website

The TUC is organising town hall rallies around the country. Find your local event here

 

Coventry TUC: Fight the Cost of Living Crisis: march and rally to support strikes to defend pay and conditions – 11am Saturday 24th September, assemble at Coventry train station Facebook event

 

Surrey Peoples Budget Conference and Strike Solidarity Rally (hosted by Save Our Services in Surrey): 10am-4pm Saturday 24th October at Christ Church Woking, Jubilee Square, Woking GU21 6YG details and registration

 

‘The working class is back as a movement’ – Enough is Enough read more on CWU website. People can find out about events and how to join the campaign via the Enough is Enough website

Enough is Enough National Day of Action on energy prices rise on October 1st with protests across the UK

 

People’s Assembly:-

Protest the Tory Party Conference – 2 Oct, 1pm, Victoria Square, Birmingham

National Demonstration – 5 Nov 2022, London, Assemble Embankment, WC2N 6NS

 

NSSN news

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And if you can, come to one of our regional Conferences. If there is not one in your area, get in touch to either assist in organising or have a speaker at one of your meetings or events. Contact Rob or Linda on [email protected]

 

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RMT

RMT National Dispute Fund

BREAKING NEWS!! RAIL UNION RMT has announced that railway workers will walkout across the country on October 8 in the ongoing fight over jobs, pay and working conditions read more

BREAKING NEWS!! RMT members at Orsted Energy in Barrow upon Furness and Birkenhead will take two 48 hour stoppages in a row over pay. Strike action will take place on 23-24 September and 30th September and 1st of October read more

RMT to strike across the rail network on October 1st (20 Sept) – Railway workers on Network Rail and 14 train operating companies will take strike action on October 1st in a row over job security, pay and working conditions. The 24-hour action which will bring the railway to an effective standstill, comes after the union received no further offers from the rail industry to help come to a negotiated settlement. In separate disputes, Arriva Rail London members, Hull Trains and bus workers at First Group Southwest will also take strike action on October 1st. With workers struggling to cope with the escalating cost of living crisis, October 1st is set to see strikes by a number of unions in various industries read more

Avanti West Coast train cleaners working for Atalian Servest are on strike again this FRIDAY 23 Sept 2022 – in a dispute over pay going back to 2021 #RMT #JusticeForCleaners #EndPovertyPay   read more

 

ASLEF

New strike dates: 1st and 5th October (20 Sept) – Train drivers will walk out for two further days of strike action – Saturday 1st and Wednesday 5th October – in an ongoing dispute over pay. Drivers previously took strike action on 30th July and 13th August but their employers are still failing to come to the table with any improved offer read more

 

TSSA

TSSA ballots for strike action at Govia Thameslink Railway (8 Sept) – TSSA members in GTR are voting on strike action. Rail union TSSA is to ballot hundreds of members at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) over possible industrial action, including strikes, in an escalation of the ongoing national rail dispute about pay job security and conditions. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) operates the Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, and Gatwick Express franchises in and around London. It runs services to Cambridge, Bedford, Brighton and the South Coast and is a vital commuter artery for the capital read more

 

Unite

Transatlantic disruption looms as United Airlines workers begin voting on industrial action (21 Sept) – Transatlantic disruption looms as United Airlines workers begin voting on industrial action. Real terms pay cut and outsourcing threats provoke industrial action ballot. Transatlantic routes face the prospect of disruption in the coming months as workers employed by United Airlines prepare to vote on industrial action. The ballot is open and will run for 3 weeks until 11 October. Despite the airline reporting a quarterly profit of $329 million, workers based at Heathrow are being offered a pay increase worth just 5 per cent plus an additional payment this year, and 4 per cent in 2023. Inflation (RPI) is currently at a 40 year high of 12.3 per cent. The company has also angered the workforce by threatening to tear-up a long standing agreement which bars the use of outsourced labour or third party companies. This is a red line for Unite members. If the airline pressed ahead it would undo years of mutual agreement read more

Fresh Arriva Kent strike announced after Arriva fail to make fresh pay offer (21 Sept) – Passengers in Kent are braced for further disruption next week after bus company Arriva failed to grasp the nettle and make an improved pay offer, in the dispute over pay. Six hundred bus drivers who are employed by Arriva and based in Kent will take strike action on Friday 30 September. The strike action will cause disruption throughout the county read more

London facing all-out bus strikes in Arriva pay dispute (21 Sept) – Two thousand bus drivers to begin an all-out strike next month. Bus passengers across swathes of London are facing widespread disruption from early next month as bus drivers employed by Arriva begin strike action in a pay dispute. The 2,000 plus drivers who are employed in the company’s North London division are seeking a pay increase in line with the real inflation rate (RPI) of 12.3 per cent. Strike action will begin on Tuesday 4 October and will run continuously until the dispute is resolved read more

Unite leader Sharon Graham to visit Liverpool port picket line tomorrow (20 Sept) – Billionaire owned Liverpool port made £30 million profits in 2021 but refuses cost-of-living pay rise. More than 560 port operatives and maintenance engineers employed by MDHC are taking two weeks of strike action that will end on 3 October over a pay offer equating to approximately 8.3 per cent. With the real rate of inflation, RPI, at 12.3 per cent this is a pay cut. Workers are also striking over MDHC’s failure to honour the 2021 pay agreement. This includes the company not undertaking a promised pay review, which last happened in 1995, and failing to deliver on an agreement to improve shift rotas read more

Quorn Billingham workers strike after pay offer with ‘no meat on bone’ (20 Sept) – Latest Quorn operating profits £236m, CEO paid £1.7m but workers offered 4% plus bonus. More than 60 workers at Quorn’s meat free paste production factory will strike on 30 September and 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 October. More strikes are set to be scheduled if the dispute is not resolved. Workers rejected a four per cent pay offer plus a £1,000 bonus. They voted to strike after the company refused to meet their demands of a nine per cent pay rise, which was the RPI inflation rate in April, when negotiations began read more

M&S and Waitrose milk disruption continues with fresh Muller Gloucestershire strikes (20 Sept) – HGV drivers and shunters at Stonehouse factory striking over ‘excessive’ rota demands. HGV drivers and shunters at Mullers’ Stonehouse factory in Gloucestershire will begin a fresh round of strike action this week over imposed rota changes that are detrimental to their quality of life. The change to a five days on two days off rota system contravenes an agreement with Unite signed by the company earlier this year. Nearly 70 staff, responsible for delivering milk and other dairy products to M&S and Waitrose nationwide, have taken nine days of strike action since 25 August. A further six days of strike action will take place on 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30 September and 1 October. More strikes are set to be scheduled if the dispute is not resolved read more

East Midlands Rail maintenance facing disruption as Alstom workers vote on strike following ‘pay cut’ offer (20 Sept) – Derby workers offered 4% pay rise as Alstom profits soar to £233m. More than 70 highly skilled workers who perform maintenance of rolling stock will be balloted from today until 4 October. French-based Alstom’s latest financial report shows it brought in sales of £13.6 billion in 2021/22 and made net profits of £233 million read more

London’s New Covent Market facing severe disruption as OCS security guards strike over poverty pay (20 Sept) – New Covent Garden Market in Nine Elms London is facing severe disruption later this month as its outsourced security guards, employed by OCS Group UK Ltd, begin strike action over poverty rates of pay. The security guards who work at the market, the hub of London’s fruit vegetable and plant trade, are paid just £9.69 an hour. As well as maintaining security, they are also act as the site’s first aiders and ensure that health and safety rules are applied. OCS has refused to enter into pay negotiations with the workers, who are seeking to be paid at least the London Living Wage, which is currently set at £11.05 an hour. As a consequence, the workers will take an initial three days of strike action beginning on Sunday 25 September and ending at close of business on Tuesday 27 September read more

Unite Irish Policy Conference 2022: Cost of living crisis and workers’ rights dominate first day of conference (19 Sept) – The first day of Unite’s Sixth Irish Policy Conference in Malahide today (Monday) was dominated by motions on workers’ rights and energy costs read more

Newham bin workers announce two more weeks of strike action (14 Sept) – Workers “rubbish” the Mayor’s misleading pay claims. Unite has issued Newham borough council with notice of a further two weeks of strike action starting on Tuesday 20 September, ending Monday 3 October. The 1st phase of action began on Saturday 27 August and ended on Saturday 3 September. The refuse collectors have “rubbished” Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz’s preposterous claims that the workers have been offered a pay deal of up to 17.9 per cent by the council. Unite says the misleading claims posted on the council website do Newham residents and the workers a disservice (see notes to editors). The council’s offer is worth a “measly” £950 – only if workers work every bank holiday week. In reality, Bosses in Newham have offered zero per cent on workers’ basic pay read more

Fresh strike dates announced in Felixstowe dispute as workers reject imposed pay deal (13 Sept) – Fresh strikes have been announced in the Felixstowe port dispute after workers overwhelmingly rejected management’s attempt to impose a pay deal. Last week the management at the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company unilaterally ended pay talks after refusing to improve its pay offer and instead announced that it was imposing a pay deal of seven per cent on the workforce. The imposed pay deal is in reality a sizeable pay cut with the current real inflation rate (RPI) standing at 12.3 per cent. The Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company is ultimately owned by the multi-national port operator CK Hutchison, which is registered in the Cayman Islands. In response Unite, the UK’s leading union, which represents 1,900 blue collar workers at the port, surveyed its members.  They voted to reject the imposed pay offer by 82 per cent on a 78 per cent turnout. As a result fresh strike action for eight days has been called from 07:00 Tuesday 27 September and ending on 06:59 on Wednesday 5 October. The previous eight days of strike action last month brought the port, which is responsible for 48 per cent of the UK’s container goods, to a standstill read more

Alexander Dennis workers strike (12 Sept) – Action follows wage offer rejection. Unite the union can confirm that its members based at Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) will begin strike action tomorrow (13 September) following the rejection of a wage offer. The first round of strike action at the bus manufacturing company based in Camelon and Larbert will finish on 16 September at 23.59 hours. The trade union can further confirm that there will be a second round of strike action starting on 3 October which will continue each day up to 14 October when the action will conclude at 23.59 hours read more

Grosvenor Casino workers to down chips in demand for cost of living pay deal – £74 million parent company offering `poverty pay’ while profits rocket. Picket lines will form across London this weekend. Customers at London’s Grosvenor Casinos’ seven venues will face picket lines and protests as workers walkout out tomorrow (Friday 9 September) over an insulting offer on pay. Around 150 gaming and hospitality staff, members of Unite the union, will down chips in protest at the `poverty pay’  deal they have been offered in the midst of the worst cost of living crisis in generations. This by a company that has raked in £74 million in profits so far this year. The workers have voted by 91 per cent to reject Grosvenor Casino’s offers of two one off-payments of £600 and £800, both subject to tax and National Insurance.  Instead, the workers are demanding a pay rise in line with spiralling prices read more

Unite: Liz Truss energy bill plan ‘boosts profiteering’ (8 Sept) – Commenting on prime minister Liz Truss’ plan on energy bills, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “It is quite frankly remarkable that the prime minster is asking workers to pay for massive energy company profits. The economy is broken and workers will see through this plan to boost profiteering yet again. “I don’t think the irony escapes many: The reason we are held to ransom now by an over reliance on non-domestic energy is that a Conservative government privatised our energy.” Read more

Council workers striking for a cost of living pay increase at Lisburn and Castlereagh blast unlawful use of agency workers in attempt to undermine industrial action – Unite the union will challenge desperate measures taken by bosses at local government authority who appear determined to avoid paying a cost of living increase to their employees regardless of the legality of their actions. Workers on picket lines at Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council who are engaged in all-out strike action expressed indignation as they heard the news that council bosses had moved to use agency workers to cover work impacted by their industrial action. Their union, Unite, has confirmed that it will proceed to challenge the unlawful status of management’s actions which are an attempt to break a strike by council workers seeking a cost of living pay increase read more

SQA strike action remains on after no breakthrough in talks – Up to 55,000 appeals impacted as new strike days announced. Unite the union can confirm that strike action is set to begin on Thursday (8 September) at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) following no breakthrough in talks. Unite has been engaged in talks involving SQA management through the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) since announcing strike action dates. A new offer was tabled by the SQA but Unite has rejected it on the basis that for the lowest pay grades it represents an uplift of between 5.5 to 7.7 per cent, which remains a significant real terms pay cut. For nearly half the workforce it also represents a consolidated pay offer as low as 3.3 per cent. The broader measure of inflation (RPI) has now soared to hit a forty-year high at 12.3 per cent. Unite has also criticised the last minute tabling of the offer before tomorrow’s industrial action as a ‘cynical publicity stunt’. The trade union is drawing attention to the SQA being prevented from tabling a fair pay offer at an earlier date by the Scottish Government due to the various public sector pay disputes. The three days of strike action at the SQA on 8, 15 and 16 September previously announced by Unite will continue as scheduled read more

Honeywell workforce set for strike action – Workers reject ‘pitiful’ pay offer at Edinburgh aerospace company. Members of Unite, Scotland’s leading trade union, employed at aerospace company Honeywell, will begin strike action tomorrow (8 September) in a dispute over pay. Around Unite 20 members including production and assembly workers recorded a 78.6 per cent vote in favour of strike action on a 77.8 per cent turnout at Honeywell. The first day of strike action (8 September) will be followed every Thursday for the next twelve weeks (see notes to editor). The company, which specialises in the design and manufacturing of electronic hardware and systems, has proposed a multi-year deal of 2.75 per cent for this year and next year then followed by 0 per cent in 2024. This offer has been resoundingly rejected by the workers read more

Workers at Causeway Coast and Glens council to commence all-out strike action tomorrow after councils vote down pay increase – Offer of two pay points plus a cash lump sum to end dispute was rejected at last night’s council meeting by a single vote in the chamber. Unite the union has confirmed that its members at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will commence continuous strike action at the local authority tomorrow (8 Sept). The decision by workers followed last night’s vote at full council at which a proposal to settle the strike by offering two pay point increments and a lump sum to workers – similar to that provided in Derry City & Strabane and in Mid-Ulster District Councils – was voted down by a majority of one councillor. General Secretary of Unite, Sharon Graham, pledged her union’s full support to the striking council workers read more

Striking Tipton CabAuto workers reveal shocking levels of in-work poverty – Workers in McLaren, Aston Martin, JLR and Bentley supply chains ‘terrified of winter bills’. Striking Cab Auto worker – “How can it be that I work for a company that makes millions in profits, yet I have to use a begging bowl at food banks?” More than 100 West Midlands workers, paid just £9.90 an hour, are taking renewed strike action, which began on 23 August and will finish on 16 September, over a three per cent pay offer. The real rate of inflation, RPI, is running at 12.3 per cent and is expected to climb even higher. The workers, who make luxury car interiors but do not receive company sick pay or shift pay, have taken 26 days of strike action since 28 June read more

September Liverpool docks strikes to go ahead over ‘pay cut dressed up as rise’ – Billionaire owned port operator MDHC made £30 million profits in 2021 but won’t honour pay promises. More than 560 port operatives and maintenance engineers will take strike action from 19 September to 3 October over a seven per cent pay offer. With the real rate of inflation, RPI, at 12.3 per cent and rising this is a pay cut. Workers will also strike over MDHC’s failure to honour the 2021 pay agreement. This includes the company not undertaking a promised pay review, which last happened in 1995, and failing to deliver on an agreement to improve shift rotas… More strikes are set to be scheduled in the coming weeks if MDHC fails to put forward an acceptable offer to the workers read more

Arriva’s pay failures result in Kent bus strikes (1 Sept) – Over 600 bus workers, employed by Arriva, based in Kent, will take four days of strike action next month in a dispute over pay. The workers who are members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, have backed strike action after the company made a pay offer of around 10 per cent. With the real rate of inflation currently standing at 12.3 per cent, the offer is a real terms pay cut. The strike action will take place on Monday 5 September, Friday 16 September, Tuesday 20 September and Friday 30 September read more

Real terms pay cut forces strike by Hartlepool chemical workers at Venator – Members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, employed at chemical company Venator Materials Ltd, will begin strike action this week in a dispute over pay. The company, which produces pigments and additives, has only offered the workers a five per cent pay increase – far below the rate of inflation. The 100 plus members of Unite at the company recorded an 81 per cent vote in favour of strike action on an 84 per cent turnout… The workers will take a total of 10 days of strike action (see note to editors for details) this month in the dispute. The first four day strike will begin on Thursday 1 September at 18:59 and will initially involve the night shift read more

Baker Hughes strike action amid fire and rehire claims – Billion dollar US oil and gas giant plans to wipe-off £10,000 from salaries. Unite the union members working for US oil and gas giant, Baker Hughes, are starting strike action today (29 August) in a dispute over fire and rehire tactics. Around 110 workers are taking strike action with Unite accusing the multi-billion pound company of `laying waste to Scottish jobs’. Unite estimates that detrimental contractual changes could wipe-off up to 29 per cent from the annual wages of Baker Hughes workers. The equivalent to a £10,500 drop in annual income. Unite members voted for strike action by 87.3 per cent on an 87.5% per cent turnout to defend their jobs, terms and conditions. The all-out strike action will last until the morning of 14 September with a series of 48-hour stoppages taking place until 16 November read more

Strike notice issued to Northern Ireland Housing Executive after management fail to make any pay offer – Four week strike will have severe impact on housing services. Strike involving 300 Unite members will start on Monday 5 September. Unite the union has confirmed that it has given the Northern Ireland Housing Executive seven day notice of a strike action over pay. The strike by the union’s approximately 300 members working at the agency is due to commence on September 5th and will remain in place for four weeks. The strike has been called after management failed to make any offer whatsoever to improve pay and meet the pay claim of Unite members. Workers’ demands include a cash payment alongside a consolidated two pay point increase above the [National Joint Council] national pay offer for 2021-22, which is a bare 1.75 percent. Workers at the Housing Executive engaged in two strikes earlier in the year but the latest announcement represents a clear escalation read more

Unite anger over University of Dundee imposing ‘pension poverty’ – Striking workers fight against £5,700 pension cut. Unite Scotland has today (26 August) angrily reacted to the University of Dundee confirming that it will forge ahead with detrimental pension changes. Over 100 Unite members are on continuous strike action since yesterday (25 August). The workers include technicians, administrators, student support staff and estates staff such as plumbers, joiners and electricians read more

Go North East bus workers forced to strike in battle to prevent Chester-le-Street garage closure – Bus workers employed by Go North East at its Chester-Le-Street garage in Durham, will begin strike action later this month as a direct response to the company’s plan to close the depot. The industrial action will involve 170 members of Unite, the UK’s leading union. The all out continuous strike action will begin on Friday 12 August. The strike action has been called due to the company’s plans to close the Chester-le Street garage next month and permanently move the workers to different depots, some of which are 14 miles away read more

North Sea strike to hit Foinaven vessel – 96% vote for strike action over inferior redundancy package. Unite the union today (25 July) confirmed that its members operating the Foinaven Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) have voted to take strike action. 96 per cent voted for strike action on an 84 per cent turnout. Continuous strike action is now scheduled to take place from 5 August. The dispute centres on offshore members being given a significantly inferior redundancy package compared with Altera’s onshore workforce.  The Foinaven field is situated approximately 120 miles west of the Shetland Isles within the Faroes/Shetland Trough. Production from the field was suspended in 2021 read more

Bosch Rexroth workers to strike in dispute over pay and shift changes – Unite slams global giant’s plans that leave Scottish workers £7000 a year worse off. Unite has today (Monday 4 July) confirmed that members working at Bosch Rexroth Glenrothes, will walk out over a pay proposal that will leave workers £7000 a year worse off. The German-owned global tech and engineering giant has proposed a six per cent pay deal, which Unite says is a significant pay cut given that real inflation currently stands at 11.7 per cent. The employers are also refusing to back-date the pay award to 1 January or to reverse changes to shift patterns and shift allowances, which means the combined impact of the offer is to leave workers around £7,000 per year worse off. Workers at the site have rejected the company’s proposal by 74 per cent. Unite says that the Bosch Rexroth, a subsidiary of Bosch, is in a strong financial position and has no need to attack the workers’ pay and conditions.  In its 2021 annual report, Bosch Rexroth boasted of `reaching a new high on incoming orders’ which have generated sales of £5.4 billion (6.2 billion euros), up by nearly one fifth on the year before. The union’s members, 245 workers, will take continuous strike action from Tuesday 5 July until Tuesday 12 July inclusive. Thereafter they will strike every Monday and Tuesday going forward with an ongoing ban on overtime throughout read more

 

CWU

Support the CWU strikes in Royal Mail, BT/Openreach & Post Office – the next Royal mail strikes are 30th September – 1st October. We support the call of the CWU for Royal Mail and BT to be re-nationalised. Follow the latest news via CWU’s Facebook page, website and Twitter @CWUnews

Stubborn Post Office chiefs provoked 28th September strike call (20 Sept) – Refusal to settle pay, refusal to extend ballot mandate and ‘ridiculous’ law left union with no option, explains Andy Furey. The announcement that there will be a nationwide Post Office strike on Wednesday 28th September had not been something the union had wanted to do, Andy told CWU News. “We were in negotiations – held under the auspices of independent arbitration service ACAS – and we felt there was scope for real progress. But sadly, Post Office CEO Nick Read and his team refused to make an increased pay offer…” read more

Capita pay deal for BBC TVL reached (Sept 16) – A 6 per cent consolidated offer, plus £900 cash and new allowances adds up to a reasonable settlement for hundreds of hard-working CWU members, reports assistant secretary Andy Furey. Today’s industrial executive endorsed a negotiated agreement reached with Capita that is “significantly better than what was on the table before and goes a fair way to meeting the needs of our members,” said Andy this afternoon. After months of discussions, a referral to arbitration service ACAS and the looming possibility of an industrial action ballot, a package of benefits which now comes close to current levels of inflation will be recommended to workers employed on the company’s BBC Licensing contract over the coming two weeks. If endorsed by members, they will receive a fully consolidated 6 per cent basic pay increase backdated to 1st January 2022, a £400 lump sum (pro-rata for part-time) payment in October and a further £500 lump-sum (prpt) in January 2023 read more

Recognition for EE security staff as ISS extends collective bargaining unit (Sept 16) – Agreement has been reached with ISS to ensure that all housekeeping and security staff working on the BT account now benefit from full collective bargaining rights. While most ex-BT Facilities Services employees have enjoyed unbroken union representation since the disputed outsourcing of 1,700 employees to ISS and CBRE in 2019, the situation has been more complicated for 57 security staff at EE sites. Now, however, talks with ISS have successfully secured the enlargement of the CWU’s existing bargaining unit covering cleaning and security staff across the BT account to include those ex-Securitas employees conducting security roles on EE sites who were brought into the company following BT’s acquisition of EE in 2016 read more

 

PCS

22 September join the DWP Facebook live ballot event – Members have been telling PCS in their hundreds about the terrible impact the cost-of-living crisis is having on them. But the government has not been listening to our reasonable demands on pay, pensions, job cuts and redundancy pay. PCS is balloting for strike action in support of our campaign for decent pay and terms and conditions. PCS is holding a Facebook Live event in preparation for our industrial action ballot that starts on 26 September. This meeting is for all members working in the DWP at 6pm on 22 September read more

PCS to raise pay, pensions and jobs demands with new paymaster general (20 Sept) – We will make it clear that our demands on pay, pensions and jobs must be addressed urgently to deal with the cost-of-living crisis at our first meeting tomorrow with new paymaster general and minister for the Cabinet Office, Edward Argar read more

PCS calls on head of staff at Clarence House to withdraw redundancy letters (16 Sept) – PCS has written to the head of staff of King Charles’ former household asking him to halt planned redundancies. Up to 100 employees on Tuesday received notification they could lose their jobs at Clarence House. Now PCS has sent a letter to principal private secretary Sir Clive Alderton, asking him to stop the plans and meet with the union ahead of any future consultation read more

HGS strike at Disclosure and Barring Service continues (7 Sept) –Members are now into their second week of strike action over pay, terms and conditions. Today is the third out of six days of strike action this week for PCS members employed by Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) at the Disclosure and Barring Service. It is their ninth strike day within the last month. Yesterday’s strike action saw 96 of the 97 PCS members staying off work. It was the best attended and most lively picket line so far with over 25 HGS staff during the morning, with even more expected today. The membership has been growing in recent weeks, as a result of the action. Yesterday the pickets were joined by members of the North West TUC executive committee that was meeting in Liverpool. Reps from the RMT also showed up to lend their support and show solidarity following their own strike action last month read more

Sign petition to support striking workers at Hinduja Global Solutions

PCS Devonport security guards start strike action read more

 

GMB

Teesside airport faces strike (16 Sept) – Teesside Airport faces strike action as workers begin voting on an industrial action ballot today [16 September 2022]. Dozens of GMB members working as air traffic controllers and fire fighters at the airport have turned down a pay offer which amounts to a real terms pay cut. The ballot closes on 28 September, with any industrial action likely to take place in October read more

Amazon workers begin first ever UK strike ballot (15 Sept) – Amazon workers at a Coventry warehouse will become the first in the UK to take part in a formal strike ballot. Hundreds of workers will today begin voting on whether to walk out in anger over the company’s 35 pence per hour pay offer. The ballot closes on 19 October, with any industrial action likely to take place in November. Amazon workers across the UK have staged informal protests in anger at a three per cent pay offer from the company. Last September, Amazon reported paying £492m in tax the previous year – despite UK revenue soaring to £20.6billion in the pandemic read more

Sunderland bus strike begins (13 Sept) – Almost 200 Stagecoach bus drivers in Sunderland have begun voting on strike action. The ballot closes on 26 September and if GMB members vote to walk out the city will ‘grind to a halt’, the union warned. Workers are angry after being offered a massive real terms pay cut of just 4 per cent, with 2 per cent to follow later in the year. Any strike action would take place October read more

Almost 200 workers laid off at Polyflor Ltd, in Manchester after voting to strike (5 Sept) – Almost 200 workers at a floor company have been laid off after voting to strike. Staff at Polyflor Ltd, in Manchester, will down tools tomorrow [7 September]. But ahead of the strike, all workers taking industrial action received a messaged from the company saying ‘process shifts for process workers continue to be suspended…please do not turn up for your shift(s) from 6am on Monday 5th September.’ The company is a leading manufacturer of vinyl floorcoverings. After months of delays and several weeks of negotiations, GMB members have rejected the company’s final pay offer read more    follow @GMB_union on Twitter for updates

Walsall Housing Group workers to strike – Workers are Walsall Housing Group are set to strike over a ‘paltry’ pay offer. Almost 200 GMB members will walk out for six days in September; 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30. Staff are angry after being offered just a 3.1 per cent day deal, amounting to massive real terms pay cut with RPI inflation at 12.3 per cent. Meanwhile Walsall Housing Group’s chief executive was handed a 14.7 per cent pay rise read more

Further Budweiser strikes planned after talks collapse – Further strike action at Budweiser has been scheduled after workers turned down the latest pay offer from the company. A total of 275 GMB members working at BBG’s Samlesbury site, near Preston, will down tools from 22 – 29 August. In total, 93 per cent of GMB members rejected latest offer from Budweiser read more

Solidarity with GMB after yet another arrest on a bin picket line – For the second time in months, GMB Southern Region officers have been arrested on a picket line of their striking refuse members. Previously, arrests were made on the Wealden picket. They appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court on 29th June. The case was adjourned to Brighton Crown Court on November 16th. Then two weeks ago, further arrests were made on the Surrey bin picket line. This is outrageous attacks on the right of trade unions to strike, picket and protest. The NSSN sends our continued solidarity and support read more about Surry strike

Sign petition – To St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mitie out: Demand fair pay and conditions for staff at St George’s Hospital

 

Unison

University staff to strike over pay as new term begins (20 Sept) – Workers have reached breaking point and have little choice but to strike. Thousands of university staff including administrators, cleaners, library, security and catering employees are to walk out in a wave of strikes that will hit universities from today (Tuesday), says UNISON. Universities will be disrupted across England and Scotland as employees push for a fair pay rise that takes account of soaring cost of living pressures and years of below-inflation awards, says the union. The workers, among the lowest paid in the higher education sector, took the difficult decision to strike after rejecting a 3% pay award from the University and Colleges Employers Association in May, the union says. Staff are asking for a wage increase of 2% above inflation, the lowest measure for which is currently 9.8% read more for details of picket lines

UNISON takes the government to court over law allowing the use of agency workers to break strike (20 Sept) – Ministers are risking everyone’s safety by allowing the use of inexperienced agency workers. Legal action against the government over new regulations allowing agency workers to replace striking staff has been launched by UNISON read more

Care staff announce new strike dates over pay, says UNISON – Workers at St Monica Trust plan 48-hour walkout and two-day strike in August. Care workers, registered nurses and residential home staff employed by Bristol-based St Monica Trust will take further strike action next week, said UNISON. Staff at the Russets and Sherwood care home in Sandford, North Somerset, will walk out for 48 hours from 7am on Tuesday 16 August, while workers at Cote Lane in Bristol will launch a two-day strike from Friday 19 August. The new dates follow five days of action in June and July over fire and rehire threats and cuts to pay read more

There is a strike fund which is being collected for. Many of these workers are low paid and part time. With cost of living ever rising it’s essential that we can ensure no one feels like they can’t stand up with their colleagues and strike for fear of lost pay. The union will be paying strike pay and members can request hardship payments up to their full wages so no one gets left behind.

For donations please send to the following details with the reference “SMT”

Account name: UNISON South West; Account number: 49021079; Sort Code: 60-83-01

OCS LANCASHIRE: PAY UP NOW – Pay our hospital heroes what they are owed for working throughout the pandemic. We are NHS workers in Lancashire and we urgently need your support. As hospital cleaners and catering staff, we are outsourced to OCS and have worked 24/7 throughout the pandemic to keep staff and patients safe. But while OCS boasts it turned over hundreds of millions during the COVID crisis, it continues to pay us less than our NHS colleagues doing exactly the same jobs. Hospital workers employed by OCS are £2000 worse off than our colleagues working for the NHS. We also have inferior working conditions including 7 days less annual leave and lower sick pay. 45 of us submitted a collective grievance about this issue in May 2021, but EIGHT MONTHS on, we have still not been listened to. We have become increasingly frustrated and have now voted 97.8% in favour of taking strike action to resolve this issue…We think that a great way to get the Chief Executive’s attention is to flood his inbox with emails from all of us. Can you take a few minutes to email Bob Taylor? It’s easy, you just need to add your details and press send. https://www.megaphone.org.uk/petitions/ocs-pay-up-now. Post messages of support on social media: please tag @NorthWestUNISON. Use hashtags #ONENHS and #PayUpNowOCS read more

 

NIPSA

NIPSA to Ballot Members in Health on Pay, Staffing Levels and Travel Reimbursement (6 Sept) – HSC Pay Ballot Industrial Action Health and Social Care. Members across Health and Social Care (HSC) will be aware that NIPSA alongside other Health Unions have been engaging with Department of Health (DOH) and Employers on a number of significant issues including pay, Staffing Levels and Travel Reimbursement. The NIPSA Health and Social Care Central Panel has met and considered the announcement from the Pay Review Body as Endorsed by Government at Westminster which identifies: “The recommendations of the NHS Pay Review Body for Agenda for Change staff is for a £1,400 payment on all pay points, which will be enhanced for the top point of Band 6 and for the pay points in Band 7 to ensure that they receive a 4% payment.” Whilst acknowledging £1,400 is a higher percentage increase on the lowest Bands, it remains significantly lower than the increasing rate of inflation for all Bands and is effectively a further Pay Cut for NIPSA members read more

 

Royal College of Nursing

RCN announces new industrial action strike ballot dates (15 Sept) – Our ballot of members working for the NHS and HSC will take place between Thursday 6 October and Wednesday 2 November read more

 

Royal College of Midwives

RCM members in England and Wales have voted overwhelmingly that the pay ward is “unacceptable” in a consultative ballot. 66% of eligible members voted, 75% said that they would be willing to vote for industrial action. The union’s board will now discuss next steps 

RCM announces date to ballot members in Scotland on industrial action (7 Sept) – All RCM members working in the NHS in Scotland are set to be balloted on industrial action. A statutory ballot will launch on 29 September and run for four weeks until 27 October This follows an indicative survey of midwives, maternity support workers (MSWs) and maternity care assistants (MCAs) in which almost 90 percent of those who voted rejected the Scottish Government’s 5% pay offer and indicated that they would be willing to take industrial action read more

 

NEU

Be ballot ready – reject the pay cut read more

Energy Support for Schools and Colleges (8 Sept) – The Government’s announcement that they will freeze energy prices for schools and colleges for six months will do nothing to mitigate the increases that have already happened read more

Oak National Academy (7 Sept) – Converting the Oak National Academy into a permanent arm of Government is a serious mistake read more

Support these strikes:-

Coulsdon Sixth Form College Croydon – 20-21 Sept [email protected]

Calverton Primary School Newham – 20-21 Sept [email protected]

Deptford Park Primary Lewisham – 20-21 Sept [email protected]

 

NASUWT

NASUWT launches legal challenge over strike breaking regulations (20 Sept) – The NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union is issuing legal action against the Government over its decision to allow the use of agency workers to cover for striking workers and effectively break strikes. The NASUWT believes that the new regulations violate fundamental trade union rights, including the right to strike read more

NASUWT escalates action campaign in Manx schools (8 Sept) – Members of NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union in the Isle of Man will begin escalated action short of strike action from next Monday (12th September) as a result of the failure of the Manx Government to improve pay and tackle excessive and onerous workload and working practices. The Union is warning that it will further escalate the current action to strikes later this term if no progress is made in addressing the current dispute. NASUWT members have been undertaking action short of strike action since late April, withdrawing from a range of activities which do not directly relate to teaching and learning. The escalated action will mean that from Monday members will no longer undertake break duties or any marking, setting and assessment of cover work arising from any planned or unplanned staff absence. They will also not implement any new working practices which have not been workload impact assessed and agreed with the NASUWT read more

 

EIS

Overwhelming Rejection of pay Offer by Scotland’s Teachers (16 Sept) – Members of the EIS have delivered an overwhelming rejection of the current 5% pay offer from employers and indicated immense support for a move to strike action in pursuit of an improved pay settlement. The EIS, which represents 8 out of 10 teachers in Scotland, will now formally reject the pay offer next week and move to a statutory strike ballot of its members shortly thereafter. In the online ballot, which closed at noon today, 94% of members voted to reject the pay offer and 91% indicated their willingness to take strike action over pay. Turnout in the ballot was very high, at 78% – well above the thresholds set by the UK government’s anti-trade union legislation read more

 

UCU

Unprecedented 10 days of strike action to hit English colleges over low pay (12 Sept) – Staff at 26 further education colleges will take ten days of strike action starting on Monday 26 September unless employers make a significant pay rise to deal with the cost-of-living crisis, UCU confirmed. The action will amount to the biggest set of strikes ever in further education. The strikes will take place over four weeks in the first half term of the academic year. The full dates of strike action are:

  • Week 1: Monday 26, Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 September (3 days)
  • Week 2: Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October (2 days)
  • Week 3: Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 October (2 days)
  • Week 4: Tuesday 18 Wednesday, 19 and Thursday 20 October (3 days)

The strike comes after 89.9% of UCU members voted YES (in July) to strike action on an overall turnout of 57.9%, which is the biggest mandate for industrial action across English further education colleges since the 50% turnout threshold was brought into force in 2016. UCU is demanding employers make a pay offer that reflects the soaring costs college staff currently face. Since 2009 pay in further education has fallen behind inflation by 35% and the pay gap between school and college teachers stands at around £9k. Unqualified college teachers earn as little as £21k whilst qualified teachers earn as little as £26k read more

English prisons face strike ballot in low pay dispute (8 Sept) – Staff at prisons and youth offender institutions across England are set to be balloted for strike action over low pay. Around 500 UCU members working in education at 48 prisons and youth offender institutions across England will be balloted unless the employer raises pay to help staff meet the cost of living crisis. The ballot will open on Wednesday 14 September and closes on Wednesday 5 October. The prison educators being balloted, who are employed by Novus, have seen their pay fall by more than 25% since 2009. Prison education is already one of the lowest paid sectors, as highlighted by the House of Commons Education Select Committee. UCU is demanding Novus makes a pay offer that helps staff meet the cost of living crisis, but Novus has only offered 2% for 2021/22 and 3% for 2022/23, far below current RPI inflation of 12.3% read more

University strike ballots open today amidst cost-of-living crisis (6 Sept) – Ballots for industrial action opened today at universities across the UK in disputes over pay, working conditions and pension cuts amidst the worst cost of living crisis in living memory, confirmed UCU. In total, over 70,000 staff at 150 universities are being balloted across two separate ballots. 67 institutions are being balloted over pension cuts to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and 145 are being balloted over pay and working conditions. Both ballots are aggregated. This means that for the first time in these disputes if UCU achieves an overall turnout of 50% or above and a majority YES vote in both ballots, all 150 universities will be hit by strike action, which would be unprecedented read more

Richmond upon Thames College issues ‘sign or sack’ ultimatum to over 100 teachers (30 Aug) – Tomorrow all 127 teachers at Richmond upon Thames College will be forced to sign up to a punitive new contract of employment that will see them lose eight days holiday, the University and College Union (UCU) revealed today. Any teacher who refuses to do so will be sacked the following day. The implementation of the punitive contract comes after UCU recently suspended strike action in good faith in an attempt to facilitate a resolution through industrial conciliation service ACAS. The ACAS talks did not lead to a resolution of the dispute leaving staff with the ‘sign or sack’ ultimatum. Staff will strike on Monday 12 September 2022 in protest against the imposition of the new contracts and the dispute remains ongoing. UCU said further action will be called if the dispute remains unresolved read more

Office of National Statistics (ONS) review of the FE sector classification in the National Accounts (15 Sept) – The Office of National Statistics (ONS) is in the process of deciding whether to re-classify the further education (FE) sector from the private to the public sector, which could, if re-classified, provide the same financial benefits enjoyed by schools to the FE sector read more

Government proposal to regulate FE staff in England (15 Sept) – Government is proposing to regulate FE staff in England, through extending the ‘fitness to practice’ framework that applies to teachers in schools and sixth form colleges, to the FE sector read more

UCU fighting fund: the link is here and donations to the fund are spent on supporting members involved in important disputes.

 

FBU

Cornwall fire service control operation to be scrapped (16 Sept) – Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is set to scrap its entire control operation on money-saving grounds, in a move first revealed to fire control and officials on Tuesday 14th September. Firefighter control staff handle calls from the public, provide safety guidance and deploy resources during incidents. The move will result in the entire workforce of control staff and officials being made redundant or redeployed elsewhere read more

Red Plaque unveiled for London firefighter killed in hotel fire over 65 years ago (15 Sept) – Leading Firefighter Frederick Charles Willoughby, of Twickenham, was overcome by fumes whilst fighting a four-hour fire in the basement of the Royal Palace Hotel in Kensington, London, on February 22nd 1956. He died in an ambulance on the way to hospital read more

Firefighters prepare for ballot for strike action over pay (6 Sept) – Firefighters and firefighter control staff are preparing for a ballot for strike action, following consultation in Fire Brigades Union branches and a meeting of the union’s executive council on 2 September. The decision follows firefighters and firefighter control staff receiving a 2% annual pay offer on 27 June, which has not been improved upon since despite union representations to multiple parties. Inflation (CPI) has been measured at 10.1%, meaning that such a pay offer represents a significant real-terms pay cut. The aim is for the ballot to be held in five weeks’ time read more

 

POA

Pensions challenge the 2015 pension schemes and age discrimination (14 Sept) – Circular 037/2022 advised members of the progress being made to settle the Employment Tribunal claims of members who were affected by the pension changes in 2015. The main outstanding issues relate to their claims for compensation for upset, anger and distress (“injury to feelings”) and resolving the position for members who have already retired and are receiving too small a pension. The purpose of this circular is to provide an update read more

 

BFAWU

Post Conference Foodworker 2022 here

 

NUJ

New complaint submitted to ICC following killing of Shireen Abu Akleh (20 Sept) – A complaint to the International Criminal Court has been submitted over the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh and injured journalist Ali Samoudi read more

Myanmar: journalist imprisoned for incitement (16 Sept) – A former BBC journalist has been sentenced to three years in prison by a Myanmar military court. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has joined the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in condemning the sentencing of journalist Htet Htet Khine amid growing restrictions on press freedom read more

Zimbabwe: journalist assaulted by security officers (14 Sept) – NUJ condemns actions by officials from the Citizen Coalition for Change political party, who attacked a journalist in Chinhoyi, central northern Zimbabwe read more

Israel: journalist killed by unknown shooter (14 Sept) – The union has urged Israeli authorities to open an investigation into the murder of Nidal Ighbariya. The National Union of Journalists has joined the International Federation of Journalists in condemning the murder of Israeli-Palestinian journalist Nidal Ighbariya. On 4 September, Ighbariya was shot dead as he drove home in the Haifa district in Israel read more

NUJ postpones planned strike action (9 Sept) – Three-day strike action at Reach Plc and current work to rule at the company will no longer take place. The National Union of Journalists has postponed next week’s three-day strike action at Reach Plc and the current work to rule at the company.  The strike was due to begin on Wednesday, coinciding with the TUC Congress in Brighton. On 9 September, the Reach group chapel decided to postpone the strike action and to use the intervening period to consult members on proposals put forward by the company. The Executive Council of the TUC today decided to postpone Congress following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The union will now undertake an online consultative ballot of members to gain views on whether journalists wish to accept the proposed deal. The ballot will open on 14 September and close at noon on 23 September read more

Reach hardship fund – Show support for Reach strikers – donate to the NUJ Hardship Fund. When NUJ members are on strike, all members of the union are encouraged to offer support and show solidarity. As NUJ members across Reach gear up for strike action, we are launching a union-wide appeal raising funds for a special NUJ Hardship fund read more

Scotsman and other Scottish titles vote for industrial action (10 Aug) – NUJ members on National World’s Scottish titles have voted in favour of taking industrial action over compulsory redundancies. Two separate ballots have been held: one for the members at Scotsman Publications; and another for those employed at the company’s Scottish Weeklies. The titles affected include The Scotsman, The Edinburgh Evening News,  Scotland on Sunday, The Falkirk Herald, and Milngavie and Bearsden Herald. Of the 45 members balloted at the former, 29 voted: a turnout of 64.4 per cent. Of those, 27 voted yes to strike action, and 26 voted for action short of a strike. Of the members on the weekly titles, 23 were balloted and 15 voted: a turnout of 65.2 per cent. Ten voted in favour of strike action, and 11 in favour of action short of a strike read more

 

USDAW

Usdaw joins a TUC co-ordinated legal challenge against the Government’s “strike-breaking” agency worker regulations (20 Sept) – Retail trade union Usdaw is one of eleven trade unions to launch a judicial review of “anti-worker” regulations which “undermine the right to strike”. They are being coordinated by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and represented by Thompsons Solicitors LLP read more

 

SIPTU (Ireland)

Workers in Western Care Association in Mayo to strike on 22nd September (12 Sept) – Staff in the Western Care Association in county Mayo will strike on Thursday, 22nd September, as part of the Valuing Care, Valuing Community campaign to highlight the demand for a first pay rise in 14 years for workers in the sector read more

 

Barristers take indefinite action over pay and conditions

From The Criminal Bar Association website: Indefinite Weeks of Action Arrangements for Week Commencing 5th September 2022

The Government continues to refuse to negotiate with the Criminal Bar Association and, pursuant to the last overwhelming ballot of our membership, indefinite weeks of action will begin from the 5th of September 2022, the day that the new Prime Minister is announced. That action will continue, with no further ballot initiated, unless and until there is a substantial positive movement from Government.

This action is taken as a last resort, driven by our collective resolve to ensure the viability of the junior criminal bar, in order to guarantee the future sustainability of the criminal justice system for all of our communities, across the country. The collapse of the Criminal Justice System, pre-dating, not caused by, our action, can no longer can be disguised. The remedies of immediate, substantial, long-term investment and reform, can no longer be ignored.

Whilst strength and unity are expressed in national zoom meetings and realised across the profession, it is also very important that barristers publicly show their strength and support for each other, and for the junior bar, in order to continue to raise the profile of the crisis, and our action, in the media. The CBA thanks and welcomes the solicitors, HCAs, barristers from other practice areas and law students who have come and stood beside criminal barristers on court steps across the country read more – including details of strike rallies on Tuesday 6th September – this includes the Supreme Court in London at 9am and at court buildings in Cardiff 9am, Manchester 9am, Birmingham 12noon, Bristol 10am and Leeds 9am.

 

Police Scotland officers to ‘withdraw goodwill’ in pay row

(From BBC website) Police officers in Scotland will withdraw “all goodwill” after they were offered a “derisory” £565 pay rise, the force’s chief constable has been told. The Scottish Police Federation said members would claim payment for any overtime they were ordered to work read more

 

Other news

Sign petition: Liz Truss, give a 10% pay rise and equal pay to all care workers and personal assistants from Disability Rights Action [email protected]

 

International News

Pakistan flooding disaster – Urgent appeal from the Sindh Workers’ Alliance read more and find details on how to donate

 

Fight blacklisting and victimisation of union reps

QC appointed to lead the independent Unite inquiry into blacklisting – Unite is delighted to announce that Nick Randall QC and John Carl Townsend have been appointed to investigate the possible collusion by union officers in blacklisting. Over the past months, evidence gathering by Thompsons solicitors has continued, with many blacklisted construction workers and other witnesses having already been interviewed. The work of the independent investigators is expected to start officially on 11 April read more

#SPYCops Inquiry exposes state surveillance of workers movement

Keep up with developments and read and watch campaigners’ statements on the Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance (COPS) and Undercover Policing Inquiry websites and spycops info Facebook group

Builders Crack: The Movie

In the current situation, this long lost film from the 1990s about rank and file union organising in the construction industry is intended to lift the spirits, but also to spark a debate in our movement. Hope the youngsters in this film put a smile on your face.

Watch – Share – Discuss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VZ-QMA1FMg

Blacklist Support Group

Book: http://newint.org/books/politics/blacklisted-secret-war/

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNcgrNs6pB8

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/blacklistSG/

Blog: www.hazards.org/blacklistblog

Blacklist Support Group financial appeal: the Blacklist support group is desperately short of funds, to continue the incredible work we need more finance, would you please consider making a donation, raise it at your branches and trade councils. Please make cheques payable to Joint sites committee and send to 70 Darnay Rise Chelmsford Essex CM1 4XA. Please forward onto your contacts many thanks Steve Kelly (JSC Treasurer)

Blacklisted t-shirts available at: https://shop.hopenothate.org.uk/component/hikashop/product/78-blacklisted-t-shirt

 

Keep an eye out for other Facebook and social media groups and pages that are being created. The Coronavirus Support Group for Workers has been set up on Facebook and is a useful forum and you can catch up on disputes at Strike Map UK

 

Diary

September

 

October

1 Enough is Enough National Day of Action on energy prices rise with protests across the UK

2 People’s Assembly Protest the Tory Party Conference – 1pm, Victoria Square, Birmingham

19 TUC Rally & Lobby of Parliament

 

November

5 People’s Assembly National Demonstration – London, Assemble Embankment, WC2N 6NS

 

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