Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/741/15653

From The Socialist newspaper, 7 November 2012

Workplace News in brief

Black cabs

Workers at Coventry black cab maker LTI, staged a sit-in on 31 October before entering talks with administrators, PWC.

The sit-in was in response to the ruthless sacking of over 150 highly skilled workers.

Manganese Bronze is the last car manufacturer left in Coventry, a city once famed for its vast car industry.

Unite has called for the workers to be reinstated and demanded the government steps in to save the firm.

Socialist Party members quickly went down to the factory, when news of the occupation broke. We give full support and solidarity to the LTI workers and will be supporting any further action that is taken to defend jobs, conditions and to save production at the factory.

The unions must demand that if Manganese Bronze is unwilling to maintain production in Coventry and protect skilled jobs and manufacturing, it should be nationalised.

Lenny Shail

NHS strike

On 1 November admin and clerical workers at the three hospitals making up the Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust took strike action in defence of pay.

Management at the hospital want to foist the massive debt from a rip-off PFI deal that built a new hospital at Pinderfields onto the backs of low-paid staff.

They want to move them down a grade, which will see staff lose between 1,700 and 2,800 a year.

The workers are also threatened with compulsory redundancies.

Newly elected shop steward for medical secretaries, Andrea Busfield, explained: "We've been pushed to the absolute limit with these proposals.

"The Trust is spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on an outside management consultancy, while wanting to cut our pay by up to 20%.

"The new PFI hospitals have put the trust in massive debt and we're the ones that are paying the cost for that.

"They are reducing staffing levels by such an extent you wonder who's actually going to be there to staff these buildings and provide patient care."

Iain Dalton

Tesco drivers

Unite members waved union placards on the picket line saying 'Tesco - every sacking helps'. This was as 186 Tesco drivers in Doncaster started a three-day strike on 31 October against job losses and wage cuts.

Tesco, not content with 3.8 billion profit last year, transferred their Doncaster transport workforce in August to Eddie Stobart Ltd (ESL) to cut costs.

Then ESL, whose own drivers are on 2.50 an hour less than the Tesco drivers, issued notice of termination of employment on 5 September, with no promise that the drivers will be re-employed once the 90 days are up.

Alistair Tice

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


In The Socialist 7 November 2012:


 

Home   |   The Socialist 7 November 2012   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  




Related links:

Coventry:

triangleCoventry Socialist sales hit 1,000

triangleConference on state spies: who's watching who?

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

triangleCoventry: march following racist police killing

triangleHousing safety campaign kicks off in Coventry

Strike:

triangleDriving examiners walkout hits first day of new test

triangleSchool staff strike against privatisation

triangleTeachers strike in Sheffield

triangleDramatic retelling of Grunwick strike

Tesco:

triangleTesco's 10% pay increase accompanied by cuts and job losses

triangleUsdaw ADM 2017: Left challenge needed to end assault on retail jobs and conditions

triangleWhat would a socialist food industry look like?

Drivers:

triangleArriva bus strikers stand firm

triangleNorth West: drivers and housing workers escalate strike wave

Doncaster:

triangleStop the cuts - save our vital services

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

7/12/17

RMT

Anti-DOO lobby of Liverpool's transport committee

7/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite protest against blacklisting

6/12/17

Donald Trump

Mobilise to stop bigoted billionaire Donald Trump's state visit to Britain

6/12/17

Transport

Arriva bus strikers stand firm

6/12/17

Pensions

BT pensions review - oppose the attacks on the pension schemes

6/12/17

PCS

Driving examiners walkout hits first day of new test

6/12/17

Newham

School staff strike against privatisation

6/12/17

Rail

Brutal rail privateer Abellio takes over Midlands rail services

6/12/17

PCS

PCS Left Unity celebrates 40th anniversary at annual conference

6/12/17

North Yorkshire

Court maintains injunction against fracking protesters

6/12/17

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Universal Credit protest

6/12/17

Coventry

Coventry Socialist sales hit 1,000

6/12/17

TUSC

TUSC conference to debate 2018 elections

6/12/17

Liverpool

Liverpool John Moores Uni landslide for Socialist Students

6/12/17

Kirklees

Plans to launch no-cuts campaign at Kirklees College

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


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

triangle8 Dec Local government pay: fight for the full 5% claim

triangle6 Dec Strikers rally in Liverpool

triangle6 Dec Corbyn's Labour can defeat Tories with socialist programme

triangle5 Dec Victory at Glenfield shows people power can save our NHS

triangle5 Dec Labour council Blairites deselected

triangle30 Nov Victory: Glenfield Children's Heart Centre saved!

triangle30 Nov Dramatic retelling of Grunwick strike

More ...

triangle11 Dec Leeds Socialist Party: Campaigning workshop

triangle11 Dec Bristol North Socialist Party: Christmas Quiz

triangle12 Dec Birmingham South East Socialist Party: Can the Labour Party be changed?

triangle12 Dec Liverpool Socialist Party: Fighting council cuts

More ...

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

Archive

Archives:

December 2017

November 2017

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