Unite

Sheffield Tram Strikes SJWWed, 04/07/2018 - 14:03

Unite members working on the Supertram network in Sheffield will strike on 9 and 12 July in a dispute over pay.

Workers had been offered a 26p per hour pay rise for both this year and next year, which they have rejected.

Over 200 tram drivers and conductors, employed by Stagecoach, took part in the ballot and 91.7% voted for strikes.

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Unite members oppose BrexitSJWWed, 04/07/2018 - 11:52

A poll of Unite members conducted by YouGov has shown a majority in favour of remaining in the single market, and in favour of a referendum on the final deal.

The poll, released ahead of Unite′s national policy conference which happened in Brighton on 2-6 July, puts increased pressure on the Labour leadership to stop trying to fudge its Brexit policy and come out in favour of a softer-Brexit or stopping Brexit all together.

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Traffic wardens strikeSJWThu, 21/06/2018 - 13:28

Traffic wardens in Hackney will strike for six days beginning at 00:01 on Monday 9 July.

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TGIs strikes continue to spread
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SJWWed, 06/06/2018 - 15:15

Workers at TGI Fridays restaurants will strike for the fourth time on Friday 8 June.

Workers are now on strike at Covent Garden and Haymarket Piccadilly in London, Trafford Centre in Manchester, and Milton Keynes. Pickets were held at all sites during the last strike on Friday 1 June, and workers from the Trafford Centre restaurant met Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell at the Trade Union Congress’ (TUC) 150th birthday event at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester.

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Unite UCU walk out is abuse of trade union principlesGemma_STue, 05/06/2018 - 13:51

The actions of full time officials of the UCU in walking out of the union's Congress is effectively a dispute with their own members. It is unprecedented in the history of British trade unionism and an abuse of trade union principles by the Unite branch to which UCU full-time officials, including General Secretary Sally Hunt, belong.

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Traffic wardens strikeSJWTue, 22/05/2018 - 21:07

Traffic wardens in Hackney struck for 48 hours from Monday 14 May in a dispute over pay.

The traffic wardens, employed by APOCA Parking, are organised by Unite, which has put in a claim for a cost of living pay increase of five percent. Workers are also fighting back against unfair implementation of sickness procedures, and unfair and potentially discriminatory implementation of the annual holiday allocation.

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Tesco workers demand 15%, bosses offer 3%.SJWTue, 22/05/2018 - 21:04

Warehouse and office workers at Tesco’s distribution centre in Dagenham, east London, struck for 24 hours from 17-18 May. 

The workers, who are members of the Usdaw union, are demanding a 15% pay increase. Tesco bosses have offered 3%. The workers’ claim would equate to a £1.39/hour increase. 

The logistics sector is strategically crucial to the capitalist economy, but unions, where they have members, have tended to be conservative. 

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All eyes on TGIs
TGI Friday's
SJWTue, 22/05/2018 - 20:48

Workers at TGI Fridays restaurants in Covent Garden, London, and Milton Keynes struck on Friday 18 May in the first of a series of Friday strikes over a new tips policy which would see workers losing up to £250 a month.

Workers at TGI Fridays in the Trafford Centre, Manchester and Haymarket Piccadilly, London, have also now voted 100% in favour of strikes and are expected to join the strikes on Friday 25 May. Results of ballots at other restaurants in Enfield, and Gateshead Metro, Newcastle, are expected soon. All six sites may be on strike by Friday 1 June.

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Bromley library workers win victory SJWWed, 09/05/2018 - 14:45

Library workers in Bromley have won a victory following their all-out indefinite strikes which began on 28 March.

Workers had been on strike after Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL), who have run libraries since they were privatised in 2017, refused to meet the pay offer other local government workers will be getting.

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Robbing the poor to pay the even-poorerSJWWed, 09/05/2018 - 14:31

Workers at TGI Fridays restaurants in Milton Keynes and Covent Garden, London, will strike on Friday 18 May, and then every Friday over the summer, over tips and minimum wage abuses which lose workers £250 a month.

The strike will be the first time TGI Fridays workers have ever struck in the UK, after the Unite members voted by 100% in favour of strikes.

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