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From The Socialist newspaper, 13 November 2019

Transport for London - Justice for cleaners!

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The Mayor of London and Tory government have conspired to cut 1 billion from Transport for London's budget but tube workers are fighting back.

Cleaners working for ABM are balloting for strike action to win basic rights to sick pay, staff travel facilities and a decent pension.

Socialist Party member Jared Wood, who is standing for election to the RMT union executive from the London transport region, said: "We must all help to deliver a resounding yes vote for strike.

"If we can win our cleaners' dispute the working life of our cleaner members would be transformed, and so would the industrial position of RMT."

LU ballot

All grades, whether London Underground staff or members working for sub-contractors are under attack as employers seek to cut costs and pass on the austerity policies of both the government and the London mayor.

London Underground staff are preparing to ballot for action in a fight for improved conditions. This includes a demand for a 4-day week to address shift patterns that have been shown to reduce life expectancy through fatigue.

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UCU strikes: Union means business in fight against employers

Postal union determined to resist bosses' attacks

PCS union general secretary election: Enthusiastic support for Marion Lloyd

Frimley NHS Trust strikes: Health workers walkout against privatisation

Bradford libraries and museums: Unite members escalate action against cuts

RMT union members at SWR to walk out in December

Transport for London - Justice for cleaners!


Education

Save education - Kick out the Tories


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

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Socialism 2019 rally: "Socialist change needed to end climate change"

Trade union conference to force secret police disclosure

Barking: protest brings pledge to remove dangerous decking

Help socialist ideas spread this election: donate!

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I'm 90 and still a socialist


Readers' opinion

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