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25 January 2013
Churchill cleaners are still battling against poverty pay
30 December 2012
Churchill cleaners working on Tyne and Wear Metro have taken a further 72 hours of strike action over the Christmas holiday
20 June 2012
Following a successful 24-hour strike on 7 June, drivers, ticket inspectors and engineering workers covered by the Red Book Agreement were offered an improved pay award along with travel concessions on other train operating companies
12 June 2012
Striking Churchill cleaners on Tyne and Wear Metro lobbied the public body which oversees the maintenance and operations on the Metro
23 May 2012
A worker and trade unionist who was sacked at AEI Cables in Birtley, Tyne and Wear in 2011 sent us this report on what happened last year...
22 February 2012
No choice but more action: Transport union RMT member Richie Veitch recently wrote a letter to his local paper about the cleaners on the Tyne and Wear Metro, whose pay and conditions have been severely undermined since the Metro was privatised...
14 February 2012
Note: update added on 18.2.12. When health workers are gagged from speaking out at public consultation meetings, being told they can only intervene as residents, alarm bells begin to sound
27 January 2012
"If Bernard gets up your nose - picket!", was the slogan on the leaflet handed out by cleaners from Churchill Contract Services who work on Tyne and Wear Metro.
23 August 2011
From the onset Churchill has reneged on the TUPE transfer agreement, which should have guaranteed working conditions...
24 June 2011
'AEI - You owe us' chanted sacked workers on a demonstration outside the factory gates of AEI cables in Birtley, in Tyne and Wear
9 December 2009
On 4 December it was announced that DB Regio is the preferred bidder, over the in-house bid, to operate the Tyne and Wear Metro from April next year, writes Norman Hall, Keep Metro Public (KMP) steering committee and Socialist Party member and Stan Herschel, RMT regional organiser and Socialist Party Member.
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