Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/635/10120

From The Socialist newspaper, 18 August 2010

Workplace news in brief

London buses

The London Bus Campaign will stage a rally outside City Hall on Wednesday 15 September to oppose cuts in services, fare increases and reductions in contract prices. The London bus industry, which receives significant public subsidy, will not escape the Con-Dem government's full frontal assault.

Reductions in route tender prices mean reducing labour costs. Fare increases and /or the removal of concessionary fares will affect the number of passengers using buses.

This, along with service cuts, will mean job losses. Clearly we could be facing attempts to cut pay and introduce longer hours and inferior conditions.

The London Bus Campaign is led by shop stewards in Unite the Union. The planned action is only a first step in the massive campaign involving bus users as well as bus workers that will be needed to repulse the coming attacks.

Andy Beadle

Fire chief blogs about mass sackings

The commissioner of the London Fire Brigade has threatened the entire workforce with the sack if the workers don't agree to changes to their contracts. Even worse, he posted this on his personal blog. Chief Dobson wants to force everyone onto 12-hour shifts which will be disruptive of family life and pave the way for cuts in fire cover.

The FBU has promised to ballot for strike action if these changes are imposed.

PCS denounces union busting

PCS branch secretary Sam Buckley has become the fifth union officer at the Child Support Agency (CSA) in Hastings to be sacked on trumped up charges since 2007. In that time management has got rid of a branch chair, two vice chairs, two branch secretaries and a treasurer.

PCS, backed by Hastings trades council, have called a demonstration and rally in Hastings for Saturday 18 September, assembling at 1pm at Hastings Pier for a 1.30pm start and marching to the town centre for a rally with speakers. For more information contact: PCS, CSA, TU Room B1F, Ashdown House, Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7N.

Unsafe schools

Waltham Forest council, in east London, has received three improvement notices from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in relation to asbestos management and legionella in Waltham Forest schools.

Bill Palmer, Unison's branch Health and Safety officer, said: "The trade unions have long complained of inadequate health and safety management in schools and hope that these notices will make the council take the actions that are clearly laid out in their own risk assessments and the inspector's report."

Su Manning, Unison branch Health and Safety convenor said: "Unison believes that Health and Safety could be one of the biggest losers under the new academies scheme."

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 18 August 2010:

Action now to defeat cuts!


International socialist news

Pakistan: Workers' solidarity urgently needed

Floods in Pakistan bring devastation - poor suffer most


Socialist Party youth and students

Youth must fight for a future!

Student demo should be start of the fightback

No to advice service cuts

Decent pay for interns

Uni bosses say cuts will cause closures


Socialist Party editorial

Forecasts of fragile economic growth


Socialist Party news and analysis

Cameron sticks the boot into our council housing

Private-profit company granted 'snoopers' charter'

Private Finance Initiative: A licence to print money


Socialist Party campaigns

Coventry Against the Cuts challenge councillors' 'legal obligation'

Northern Ireland: Belfast Stop the Cuts Alliance established

Bromley care workers fight privatisation and job cuts

Defend Our Community Services launched in Bracknell

Cuts devastate mental health services


Socialist Party Marxist analysis

The legacy of Leon Trotsky


Socialist Party workplace news

Kirklees Unison strike ballot launched

CWU members accept BT pay deal

Debate how to fight back at Socialism 2010

Tube staff vote for action against cuts

Jobs under threat at Ministry of Justice

Airport workers win improved offer from BAA

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party events

Socialist Party summer camp - book now!


International socialist news and analysis

Russia's raging wildfires - a crisis of government policies


Socialist Party news and comment

Bradford must organise against the EDL

Birmingham: Community says 'No' to racist spy cameras


 

Home   |   The Socialist 18 August 2010   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Buses:

triangleArriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

triangleLondon Buses safety campaign

triangleBus safety: we won't be distracted from public ownership

triangleSocialist sales at Salford station

triangleBuses and buggies: a driver speaks

PCS:

triangleConference on state spies: who's watching who?

triangleBalloting members on the pay cap

triangleWorkplace news in brief

triangleWho's watching who?: The fight for justice, trade union and democratic rights

London:

triangleNorth London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

triangleNo cuts - hands off King George A&E!

triangleTories scrap the NHS pay cap: now fight for real-terms pay rises!

Health and safety:

triangleFood processing workers vote for action against miserly bosses

triangleThe Socialist inbox

Health:

triangleObesity epidemic: end food market anarchy

Bus workers:

triangleWorkplace news in brief

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

19/10/17

North West

Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

18/10/17

Democratic rights

Conference on state spies: who's watching who?

18/10/17

Leeds

Striking back against sackers' charter at Leeds Uni

18/10/17

Royal Mail

Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

18/10/17

PCS

Balloting members on the pay cap

18/10/17

Art

'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

18/10/17

Council

Sheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

18/10/17

South West Wales

Hundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

18/10/17

NHS

Uprising to save the NHS!

18/10/17

Socialism

Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

18/10/17

East London

No cuts - hands off King George A&E!

18/10/17

North London

North London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

18/10/17

BAE

Nationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

18/10/17

Schools

Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

18/10/17

Swansea

Socialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle19 Oct Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

triangle18 Oct Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

triangle18 Oct Tories torn - bin them now

triangle18 Oct Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

triangle18 Oct Balloting members on the pay cap

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

More ...

triangle21 Oct Birmingham: NSSN Solidarity Forum

triangle23 Oct Chesterfield Socialist Party: The continuing struggle for abortion rights

triangle24 Oct Liverpool Socialist Party: The October Russian Revolution 100 years ago to the day

triangle25 Oct Salford Socialist Party: The October 1917 Russian revolution

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2