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23 October 2019

Workplace news in brief

Short reports of workplace struggles.

23 October 2019

NEU members strike against sixth-form funding cuts

"The funding for school kids has been cut catastrophically, but the cuts for students aged 16-18 have been even worse," said Alan Clifford, National Education Union (NEU) teachers' rep at Notre Dame Sixth Form College, to Socialist Party members visiting their picket line.

23 October 2019

Asda contracts: Vital that GMB mobilises for industrial action

About 400 hundred Asda workers and members of the GMB union marched defiantly through Leeds on 16 October, angry at the company's plans to sack staff members that hadn't signed up to the company's 'Contract 6'- with its unacceptable working conditions - by a 2 November deadline.

23 October 2019

Marion Lloyd for PCS union general secretary

Nominations for the PCS union general secretary election closed on 14 October, and details of branch nominations have now been published.

23 October 2019

Which way forward for the working people and youth of Nigeria?

Come hear about the struggle for a mass party of the working class and a socialist programme in Nigeria

23 October 2019

Join the party that dares to fight for socialism

More than a decade on from the world economic crash, the ongoing capitalist crisis is ravaging lives across the planet - with wars, homelessness, poverty and inequality

23 October 2019

Bradford: Workers walk out over council cuts

"If these cuts go through we won't be able to run these services," said Unite libraries shop steward Karen Raynor, on the 2 million cuts to Bradford council's libraries, museums and galleries

16 October 2019

Massive vote for strike action: - "We're out to win!"

There was a deafening roar of approval at a CWU meeting when a 97.1% vote for strike action was announced

16 October 2019

General secretary election: Marion Lloyd - standing for action on members' pay, jobs, pensions and more

Marion is on the election ballot paper, having won 39 nominations

16 October 2019

Be part of the future: join the Socialist Party

Capitalism offers us climate change, poverty, and constant instability

16 October 2019

Mass union mobilisation needed to counter anti-choice group

Waltham Forest has become the focus of intense activity by an anti-abortion rights group

16 October 2019

Pressure needed to force secret police disclosure

For at least 40 years, special undercover sections of the police spied on trade unionists, socialist organisations including the Socialist Party, and campaigners such as the family of Stephen Lawrence, victim of a racist murder.

16 October 2019

Trade unionists discuss climate change

Socialist Party members attended a climate change discussion event organised by members of the National Education Union on 12 October.

16 October 2019

NEU support staff dismiss Tory 'extra funding' hype

The National Education Union was formed in September 2018 to include school teachers, further education lecturers, education support staff and teaching assistants.

16 October 2019

Hackney SEND transport workers achieve victory

Drivers and passenger assistants employed by Hackney Council in the Special Education Needs Service have won an outstanding victory following strike action in support of a pay claim.

16 October 2019

RMT: Jared Wood - Fighting cuts, defending jobs, pay and conditions

Ballot papers will be posted to RMT transport union members this week to fill a seat on the union's executive committee from the London transport region.

16 October 2019

Wales: Hundreds march to save the Orb works

On 12 October steelworkers from all over Britain joined hundreds of Orb workers and their families on an impressive march through Newport, South Wales, to demand that the Tata Orb steelworks in the city is saved.

15 October 2019

Flooring workers strike, Derbyshire

More than 70 production workers at Forbo Flooring UK in Ripley, Derbyshire began a series of 48-hour strikes on Tuesday 15 October

9 October 2019

Attacks on Caerphilly waste management workers

Unison and GMB trade union banners brightened the rain outside Caerphilly council offices on 3 October. The air rang with chants as waste management workers and their supporters demanded fair play for themselves and five unfairly sacked workmates.

9 October 2019

BEIS: Outsourced caterers' indefinite strike victory

More than nine months of action, including three months on indefinite strike, have paid off


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