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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 July 2008
Tube cleaners in pay strike
700 RMT members working for four cleaning sub-contractors on London Underground went on 24-hour strike on 26 June, in protest at their poverty pay.
They are striking again for 48 hours from 1 July. The workers are also demanding better holidays, sick pay, decent pensions and travel facilities.
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In The Socialist 2 July 2008:
Hands off our NHS!
Feature: 60 years of the NHS
Socialist Party campaigns
Local government strike action: Workers say: 'enough is enough!'
Fight Labour's welfare privatisation
91% of pay deals are below inflation
Workers united against pay freeze
Socialist Party news and analysis
Education - class segregation grows
Boris Johnson reveals his real policies
Royals down to their last crown?
Union support for demo to stop BNP 'festival'
National Shop Stewards Network
National Shop Stewards Network: Rebuilding trade union strength
Campaign for a New Workers Party
Campaign for a New Workers' Party
Obituary: Terry Fields
Socialist Party LGBT
LGBT London Pride: No to homophobia
International socialist news and analysis
Mugabe clique tightens its grip on Zimbabwe
Big oil returns to Iraq
Poland: Thousands join 'hands off the Labour Code' demo
Socialist Party workplace news
PCS shows action gets results
Visteon workers win 5%
For a fighting, democratic Usdaw
Tube cleaners in pay strike
Victory for Belfast Airport shop stewards
East London street cleaners fight privatised employer
The Socialist 2 July 2008 |
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