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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 September 2014
Workplace news in brief
Fast Food Rights supporters demonstrate outside Labour's national conference (Click to enlarge)
£10 an hour now!
Fast Food Rights campaign supporters, spearheaded by the BFAWU bakers' union, demonstrated outside Labour's national conference in Manchester demanding the banning of zero-hour contracts and the introduction of a universal £10 an hour minimum wage
Tube overtime ban
RMT members working at London Underground (LU) stations will start an overtime ban on 24 September in opposition to mayor Boris Johnson's decimation of jobs and services on the tube.
Despite months of discussions between RMT and London Underground, and two rounds of strikes so far, major job cuts and downgrading is still planned.
Every ticket office is due to close by the end of 2015.
The RMT has threatened more strike action if the cuts aren't withdrawn.
Arriva Trains Wales
Drivers working for Arriva Trains Wales will strike for 24 hours on 26 September over the misuse of disciplinary procedures. The strike, involving Aslef and RMT members, will start at midnight.
An Aslef member
Mick Cash has been elected as the new RMT general secretary. The election was held following the death of union leader Bob Crow in March.
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In The Socialist 24 September 2014:
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We need £10 an hour now!
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Climate change: Summit for nothing
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International socialist news and analysis
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Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Tenants threatened by 'feudal lord'
Global day of eco action
Round up: Socialist Students at the freshers fairs
Socialist Party comments and reviews
The struggle for decent social care - a personal account
Tony Benn: Will and testament
Front row fury
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