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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 February 2022

Workplace news in brief

Sheffield couriers continue campaign

Sheffield Just Eat strikers step up action and hold mass rally, photo Alistair Tice

Sheffield Just Eat strikers step up action and hold mass rally, photo Alistair Tice   (Click to enlarge)

A cavalcade circled McDonald's in Sheffield on 30 January with car horns blaring, coloured smoke flares, banners, loudspeakers and vocal support from around 60 supporters who joined couriers opposing the 'offer' of a pay rise of minus 25% by Stuart which employs Just Eat couriers.

In effect, the bosses are offering a punishment to couriers, rather than a reward, for providing an essential service throughout the pandemic, including within the NHS by delivering prescriptions. The chief executive of Stuart has given himself a pay rise of 1,000%, taking his annual pay to £2,000,000 while demanding that his frontline workers take a pay cut.

The protesters' children present were no doubt entertained by the rich spectacle, but their parents have a fight on their hands. But they are up to it. It was crystal clear that the Sheffield couriers' campaign has moved up a notch, after taking 40 days of targeted strike action against Stuart clients like McDonald's and now Greggs.

Steve Merriman, Sheffield Socialist Party

Bus workers win

Stagecoach bus workers in Unite have won a pay rise in Peterborough and Cambridge after balloting for strike action against the original 1.5% offer. The threat alone forced the bosses to give workers in Peterborough a rise of at least 12.2% for the period April 2021 to October 2022, and a lump sum of £300, while Cambridge and Fenstanton staff will receive at least 7.4% for the above period and a lump sum of £500.

Uni strike dates

The University and College Union (UCU) has announced the next wave of industrial action dates in the USS pension and 'Four Fights' pay and conditions disputes, starting on Monday 14 February, involving 68 unis.

The strike dates are:

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In The Socialist 2 February 2022:


News

Tories attack UC recipients with 'get any job' threat

NHS mandatory vaccination to be ditched

NI rise piled onto shoulders of the lowest paid

Gas and electric bills set to soar by 50% this year

Covering basic costs is hard, and it's getting worse


International news

Ukraine: Workers' unity needed

Northern Ireland: Bloody Sunday 50 years on

School students strike in Austria

Coup d'état in Burkina Faso

France: Education workers and students walkout


TUSC

Tories Out!

Dave Nellist standing for Birmingham Erdington

Why a socialist candidate for Birmingham Erdington is vital

Hackney Unison to encourage anti-cuts candidates

Essex cuts racket must end

Portsmouth: Council workers leaving and tenants' double whammy

TUSC by-elections round-up


Workers fighting back

The winter strike wave escalates as workers fight back and win

NHS workers begin strike for 15% and against outsourcing

Victory at NewVIc college! 'The picket line gives us power'

Coventry bins: all-out against strike-breaking Labour council

Scunny scaffs strike restarts with a bang, barricades and a win!

PCS 2022 elections

Workplace news in brief


Campaigns news

Tories sinking, workers rising - help fund the socialist fightback

May Day Greetings: Back the paper that backs the working class

Why I joined: I'm tired of austerity and status quo

Socialist Students getting organised for 2 March walkout


Review

Belfast: Worth watching portrayal of previously airbrushed workers' unity


 

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