Construction workers, members of the country’s largest trade union, Unite, will be staging a protest outside Ratcliffe power station between 6am and 8.30am tomorrow (Wednesday, 1 February) in an on-going dispute over proposals to make up to 30 per cent pay cuts as rogue employers are de-skill the industry.
Workers at Ratcliffe power station in Nottinghamshire [...]
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 →
People who support migrant cleaners’ struggles in London may well know of Juan Carlos Piedra, an Ecuadorian worker victimised at University College London because of his trade union activism. He has also been active in the solidarity efforts behind UBS bank cleaners in the City of London.
Juan Carlos has been called to an interim [...]Read more →
From Workers’ Climate Action:
On Saturday 22 May, Workers’ Climate Action will be organising a critical mass bike ride in solidarity with the BA cabin crew workers’ struggle and in defence of the right to strike.
British Airways bosses have once again secured a high court injunction against the strike on the basis of [...]
At last, someone’s come up with a clean, decisive system for holding elections. The way it works is everyone has a vote, and then the management of British Airways and a judge decide the result. They’ve tried this method with the ballot for a strike amongst cabin crews, who voted 7,482 to 1,789 in favour. [...]Read more →
After 5 days of selling themselves to the highest bidder, the Liberal Democrats have gone to bed with Cameron’s Conservatives. Liberal Democrats across the federal executive and parliamentary group are quietly grinning that finally after almost 70 years they are back in government.
Peter Mandelson predicted “[People who] vote Lib Dem, they are making [...]
Abdul Omer Mohsin, Unite convenor for London Sovereign, lost his appeal against dismissal on Tuesday. The Unite official who represented Omer at his appeal took the company’s case apart. Its obvious that Abdul Omer has been sacked for being an effective union convenor.
Drivers at Sovereign had the worst pay and conditions in London. That has changed, [...]
Originally posted on Facebook
Hello, let me introduce myself, I am a forty-two year old mother who has been employed by British Airways for fifteen years. I have read a lot in the media over the last year about how spoilt and overpaid BA cabin crew are, similar comments even come from my own family who [...]
From The Third Estate
Yesterday I went down again to the Heathrow picket lines, to see how the strike is developing, and also to check out the new community garden squatted by Sipson residents and activists.
Last time I didn’t write about my journey down there. (Quick tangent: a crack-of-dawn piccadilly line farce [...]
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