MP John McDonnell has added his backing to sacked trade unionist Abdul Omer Mohsin who is going to an employment tribunal on November 7th asserting unfair dismissal and seeking reinstatement to his job with Sovereign Busses where he was Unite union convenor. Sovereign runs buses from Harrow and Edgware Garages. It is part of the […]Read more →
On Monday 7th November at 10am, the cleaners of the prestigious London Guildhall will be holding a noisy and lively protest against their direct employers, Sodexo, and also the City of London Corporation, who control the cleaning contract. Their demands are: dignity and respect at work from management, the reinstatement of victimised union rep Wilmer […]Read more →
By Dave Elliot, co-author with Hilary Wainwright ofÂ The Lucas Plan; a new trade unionism in the making?
Over the years the trade union movement has often led radical challenges to existingÂ ways of doing things, including initiatives to improve not just the health and safety ofÂ the workforce, but also, during a period of increased worker militancy in […]Read more →
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.
â€œWe, the cleaners at London South Bank […]
Today activists held a funeral outside high end fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana’s Old Bond Street store to send a message to brand owners that killing workers for fashion is unacceptable.
Protesters, headed up by workers’ rights group Labour Behind the Label, were calling on the brand to ban ‘sandblasting’ in its supply chain â€“ a […]Read more →
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 […]
The Cleaners of Guildhall, many of whom are members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), are holding a rally and demonstration at the Guildhall this Friday at 9am. They are demanding respect at work and calling on the Corporation of London and its cleaning subcontractor to ensure they receive the London Living Wage […]Read more →
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