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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 December 2018
Workplace news in brief
Members of Unite the Union employed by housing charity Shelter have secured a victory after agreeing an improved pay offer ahead of a strike due to start on 11 December.
Workers accepted an offer of a 4% increase, four times the original 1%.
As a result of the fight and threat of industrial action, Unite the Union have recruited a further 100 members at Shelter.
Ritzy Picturehouse picket line, Brixton, 24.9.16, photo James Ivens (Click to enlarge)
Two Bectu entertainment union reps unfairly sacked by Picturehouse-owned Ritzy cinema in Brixton, London, must be returned to their former positions, an employment tribunal hearing has ruled.
The reps, who have worked at the Ritzy for a number of years, will have to be reinstated in January.
Picturehouse workers, including at the Ritzy, have taken strike action and been campaigning to be paid the official living wage in London, for fair pay rises for supervisors, managers, chefs, sound technicians and projectionists and for company sick pay for all staff. They are also demanding company pay for maternity, paternity and adoption.
Unison members in Camden, north London, working for private company NSL as traffic wardens have walked out again for 14 days until 19 December, after recently taking five days of strike action as part of their fight for decent pay.
They are asking for £11.15 an hour, an amount that Camden Unison argues is very reasonable particularly when the top director at NSL gets over £320 an hour.
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In The Socialist 12 December 2018:
What we think
Tory chaos reaches fever pitch
National Union of Students faces bankruptcy
Tories' NHS cash insult - mass action can save our NHS
Cuts and NHS crisis result in 'excess' elderly deaths
Corbyn supporter wins Welsh Labour leadership
Worldwide threat to journalists at worst for ten years
Universal Credit Christmas misery
Tommy Robinson's rich backers
Strike action saves jobs at Cammell Laird shipyard
Select Chris Baugh as Left Unity AGS candidate
Spontaneous hull walkouts stick two fingers up at Tory anti-trade union laws
Hull council workers fight to protect sick pay
Veolia waste workers vote for action in Cheshire
Workplace news in brief
France in revolt
John Maclean - revolutionary fighter of the working class
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Women's Lives Matter national meeting - a determination to fight cuts to domestic violence services
'Stansted 15' - outrageous guilty verdict
Socialist Students LJMU victory
Jobs and homes not racism - kick the Tories out!
Give us a bumper Christmas cash boost!
New twist in Derby TUSC election agent case
Obituary - Beth Roper (1990-2018) - comrade, friend and fighter
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