Great video by Reel News demo:
Also there is a Sparks/Siteworker demonstration on Wednesday 19th October at 7am, outside Blackfriars station. It is to protest against Balfour Beatty Engineering Services who are cutting workers wages by 35% and terminating 1700 jobs.Read more →
From the UNISON website and other Unison sources:
Today is World Day for Decent Work and there is a demonstration at 12:30-1:30 in front of Technopark building, London South Bank University, London Road SE1 6LN (nearest tube Elephant and Castle) as the cleaners are campaigning for the London Living Wage.
“We, the cleaners at London South Bank [...]
Several hundreds garment workers have observed a token hunger strike in front of Bangladeshi National Press Club in Dhaka today demanding payment of workers’ dues, including wages arrears and allowances from five garment factories and legal compensation of retrenched workers of four garment factories.
Bangladeshi National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) organised the hunger strike, which [...]
High street retailers accused of lack of action to prevent ‘sweatshops’
High street retailers are failing to take enough action to end poverty pay for overseas workers, says a new report being released as the champagne corks pop to celebrate the start of London Fashion Week.
The list, from the campaign group Labour Behind the Label, compares [...]
From Dale Farm Solidarity
A last ditch effort to stop the eviction at the High Courts has just been turned down. This means that anytime after midnight tonight, Dale Farm could face the bulldozers. Dale Farm residents are defiant, refusing to leave their homes, and supporters from the UK and across Europe are standing with them.
Some joker from Young Voters’ Question Time, giving his tuppence worth:Read more →
Thousands of our members live and work in the communities that have been hit by the vandalism and looting of recent days. Tragically many people have lost their homes, and many more their workplace, potentially their job and income too.
We echo the words of the Fire Brigades Union, “these events illustrate the bravery and commitment [...]
By Jack Mahoney
UPDATE: New York Times story on the victory
The CGT union in Honduras announced that it reached an agreement with Nike on behalf of the 1,800 former workers who sewed Nike college apparel at the factories Hugger de Honduras and Vision Tex. One year and six months after the factories closed and failed to [...]
Press release from INQUEST
Today’s decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions not to bring any criminal charges over the death of Ian Tomlinson follows a line of previous decisions when police conduct has resulted in death or serious injury and no charges were brought.Read more →
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