PCS members employed by, the facilities management contractor ISS at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have yet again voted overwhelmingly for strike action. Many readers will recall the historic strikes these workers led in 2019, not only undertaking the first ever … Continue reading OUTSOURCED WORKERS IN THE HEART OF WHITEHALL FIGHT BACK
Engineers at Brush Electrical Machine have committed to the company throughout their tenure ranging from 2 years service to over 50 years. They have worked through the pandemic as key workers and given continued support to the business and its customers. “a comprehensive massacre of … Continue reading A Brush With Fire and Rehire
Beal High School is the largest secondary school in England. It is run by an academy trust that treats educators as costs whilst claiming to have “compassion”. Staff are being punished for being sick Unlike local authority schools, Beal High School’s Sickness Policy treats sickness … Continue reading “We’d rather be teaching!”
On Thursday 6th March, following a campaign that included five days of national strike action at FE colleges across the Scotland, EIS-FELA and Colleges Scotland (the Employers’ representative body) formally ratified an agreement bringing an end to the national dispute over the replacement of lecturers … Continue reading Virtual strike ends in agreement
The reason for this vote was the council’s plan to bring in a series of drastic contractual changes that would leave these workers between £1,000 and £4,000 per year worse off. Existing terms and conditions around bank holiday pay, overtime, and vehicle checks allowance are … Continue reading The height of betrayal – The Thurrock Bin Strike
Victoria school teachers, including myself, have taken 3 days of strike actionat our special school in Poole, owned and run by Livability. We have had our sickness and maternity conditions massively eroded in an attempt to bring the whole of Livability under one contract. That … Continue reading Livability or Liability? Staff strike over new contract.
On Wednesday 24th March, I will be standing on a limited picket line, outside our marvellous Moulsecoomb Primary School. To be honest, feeling a little shell-shocked, confused and battered as to how this metaphoric movie managed to turn into such a protest film. The original … Continue reading Hands off Moulsecoomb – The sequel
NEARLY 800 NURSES at a private for-profit hospital in the city of Worcester, the second most populous in the US state of Massachusetts, launched an open-ended strike at the start of the morning shift on Monday 8th March. The health-workers, members of the Massachusetts Nurses … Continue reading Nurses leading the fight for safety
We have worked on the frontline as porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering staff at Cumberland Infirmary during this pandemic. We have put ourselves at risk to serve patients meals, clean wards- keeping them safe from infection and do the jobs which allow nurses and doctors … Continue reading Pay up Mitie
Drivers at Go North West’s Queen’s Road Bus Depot are on all-out strike from Sunday after Unite members there voted 83% in favour of strike action against the company’s decision to fire and rehire them on new contracts that would reduce sick pay and wages. … Continue reading Trouble on the buses
This is a pivotal moment for CWU members employed as Repayment Project Engineers (RPE’s). The grade of the role they carry out is being attacked and moved in to a managerial structure where performance related pay and bonus incentives rule the day. For the vast … Continue reading #CWUandProud
Goodlord: Fire and rehire tactics at London based prop-tech company Goodlord The referencing department of Goodlord has always been treated like an unwelcome necessity to the business. The company employs upwards of two hundred people, with almost half of these being in the referencing department. … Continue reading Not very good lord
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