VIDEO: Sparks blockade Tommy Clarke site in Romford

September 1, 2014 in News, Reports, Strikes, Video

At a Romford rail station site in east London last week, 15 agency construction workers who were suffering being paid via the umbrella company scam called a Unite official to the site. They were seeking help in putting forward their demand that they be employed directly by the building services contractor company T. Clarke. In a meeting between Unite reps and Clarke’s management it was agreed that Clarke would consider the request for the 13 to be directly employed. A Unite steward and deputy steward were elected by the workers. However on Friday morning these two stewards and one other worker were sacked by Clarke. In […]

NSSN leaflet for July 10th strikes

July 8, 2014 in News, Strikes

NSSN leaflet for July 10th strikes

Occupational Therapists to walk out against bullying

June 9, 2014 in News, Strikes

Unite members working as Occupational Therapists in Greenwich, London, will be out on strike again on 11th and 12th June in protest at bullying, harassment and victimisation. The strike was sparked by the suspension of one of our members the day after she made a grievance complaint about harassment and bullying. The member in question is the team leader – one of the accusations against her is the she is too friendly with her workmates! Haveing mates at work is now a disciplinary offence in Greenwich! Members will be striking this week and are asking for support on the picket […]

Occupational Therapists strike against bullying

May 15, 2014 in News, Strikes

Occupational Therapists (OTs) in Greenwich will be taking strike action on Wednesday 21st May to protest about bullying and harassment in the workplace. The strike action by Unite members employed by the Council is the trade union answer to how to deal with bullying bosses. Any worker who has been through the process of raising an internal complaint through a grievance process will know that often this feels like the police policing the police. You are asking the employer who often creates the atmosphere in which bullying breeds to investigate one of its own managers. It is often the case […]

Protest at hearing of Unite Convenor Bryan Kennedy

April 17, 2014 in News, Protest, Strikes

Unite Housing Workers Fighting for decent pay & dignity at work. Protest at hearing of Unite Convenor Bryan Kennedy  Wed 23rd April 12.30-1.30pm Dear Members Thank you for your ongoing support and solidarity to our branch campaigns. We are inviting you to join our protest outside of the hearing of suspended Unite convenor Bryan Kennedy on Wednesday 23rd April 12.30-1.30pm at One Housing Group Head Office, 100 Chalk Farm Rd, NW1. (Nearest Tube Chalk Farm) On 12th February 2014 Bryan Kennedy, Project Manager and Unite Workplace Convener at One Housing Group was suspended from his job pending an investigation. It is the […]

VIDEO: The War of the Ports

April 10, 2014 in International, Protest, Strikes, Video

“The War of Ports” is the result of a set of European dockworkers testimonials about the solidarity international movement with the port of Lisbon. Taken from the Estivadores Solidariedade YouTube channel.

VIDEO: NUT strike London march & rally

March 31, 2014 in Strikes, Video

Reposted from Real News You Tube channel.

SOAS cleaners strike again!

March 21, 2014 in News, Strikes, Uncategorized

Unison members working for outsourced cleaning company ISS at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) have again been on strike today. The strikers, many of them migrant workers are demanding the same terms and conditions such as sick pay and other benefits enjoyed by in-house workers. They and their supporters are also calling for them to be brought in-house and work for SOAS directly.  This is the 3rd day of strike action after a two day strike two weeks ago. The workers received tremendous support from college workers, students and other trade unionists who attended the picket line […]

Support Unite’s Homes & Communities Agency strike action

March 19, 2014 in Strikes

From Unite Housing Branch 1111 Over 68% of Unite members at the Homes and Communities Agency have voted for strike action over the divisive and unfair way that the Agency has chosen to allocate pay, and because the Agency has consistently failed to negotiate in a meaningful way on this key issue. See more at: http://www.housingworkers.org.uk/readnews.html?con_id=55#sthash.W81YibOs.dpuf Unite members at the Homes and Communities Agency will be on strike on the 25th, 26th, and 27th March. There will be two picket lines as follows: London 7am – 11am  Maple House 149 Tottenham Court Road London W1T (Opp. Warren Street Station)   […]

Support striking Ealing Hospital workers

March 17, 2014 in News, Strikes

GMB pickets were again on strike and out in force this morning at Ealing Hospital in their seven day strike against poverty pay. The 150 porters and ancillary workers are fighting to get off the minimum hourly wage rate of £6.31 that outsourced NHS employer Medirest is currently paying them. This is 44% below the lowest comparable rate in the Health Service in London of £9.09. Medirest is only prepared to offer an insulting pay increase of 20p per hour. They were furious about reports that scab labour that has been bussed in by agencies are being paid £9 per […]