Trade union issues

Industrial news in brief: train cleaners; Sports Direct; Tube; Riverboats; Argos

Submitted by cathy n on 21 September, 2017 - 12:19 Author: Solidarity
Sports Direct hits headlines

Train cleaners ballot

Cleaners working for Southern and Southeastern railways will be balloted by the RMT in two separate disputes over pay and working conditions.
The cleaners are employed by two different cleaning contractors — Wettons on Southeastern and Churchill on Southern.
The ballot closes on 21 September.

Sports Direct

Solid First Day of Action at Northern and Merseyrail! Off The Rails Mon, 03/13/2017 - 18:59

The RMT action on Northern and Merseyrail against Driver Only Operation on 13th March was very successful.

At Merseyrail, ALL Traincrew stayed out, including ALL Drivers, despite the majority of them belonging to ASLEF, which has not yet joined the dispute. The ONLY trains that moved at Merseyrail on the day were operated by managers.

That is a huge step forward in this dispute in terms of solidarity- let's hope this spreads to other depots as the dispute rolls on!

Workers' direct action gets the goods: sacked Crossrail worker reinstated AWL Mon, 02/16/2015 - 20:43

Construction workers scored a big win against contractors operating on the Crossrail transport project in central London, after a sacked worker was reinstated within hours of a demo at Crossrail's Oxford Street site.

The worker, who began work on Monday 9 February, raised concerns over safety standards on the site. Despite being told he would have work for three years, he was summarily sacked on Friday 13 February.

AWL NC 06/12/14 AWL Sat, 12/06/2014 - 19:14

AWL NC 06/12/14

Click here to download NC papers as pdf; and here for later additional papers.

Forum topics

Survey: education, diary of a tubeworker & labour news

Submitted by AWL on 24 July, 2014 - 10:42

Student debt explodes: HE, FE (Daisy Forest, Ed Whitby)
Out Proud and Organising (Daisy Forest)
Diary of a tubeworker: Phew, what a sell out!
Troops used against firefighters dispute (Chris Jones)
The rail sell out
Strike against casual labour
Defeated council plans library closure

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Ritzy cinema workers' strike hots up AWL Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:52

On 20 July workers at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton were on strike again as part of their Living Wage campaign. The strike had been timed to disrupt a live screening of the new Monty Python musical, the kind of screening that normally draws packed audiences and big profits.