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From The Socialist newspaper, 29 April 2020
ISS workers' pay victory
Cleaning staff at Lewisham Hospital who have taken strike action over unpaid wages have won.
Workers first downed tools in February after private contractor ISS failed to pay numerous staff members due to an "administrative error".
ISS has now made the wage payments in full - with back pay - which brings the cleaners' hourly rate of pay up to £10.55 an hour.
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In The Socialist 29 April 2020:
Workers' safety before bosses' profits
Dispatches from the front: PPE chaos goes on
Private firm causes weeks of delay to free school meal vouchers: bring it back in-house!
Lessons from history
No return to the 1930s: World War Two and 'a land fit for heroes'
May Day 2020: join the protests - wear red, bring flags and banners
130 Years of May Day in Britain: Fight for workers' rights more relevant than ever
May Day greetings pull out 2020
Workers fighting to defend safety and livelihoods - NSSN national meeting a huge success
Civil servants in Paisley protest after Covid outbreak
Irish police use Covid-19 emergency powers to disperse Dublin shop workers' protest
B&M Bargains management puts profit before safety
Schools: No return without a national union agreement that guarantees safety!
Unions must organise throughout crisis
Waltham Forest trade unions discuss the fight for PPE and workplace safety
Woolwich ferry - workers secure 100% furlough agreement
ISS workers' pay victory
Organising during coronavirus
Should the Socialist still be produced during the Corona crisis? An exchange with Mark Serwotka about sales of the Socialist
Coronavirus crisis finance appeal
Adding demands to the weekly claps
Going viral: Socialist comments and letters
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