Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/816/18840

From The Socialist newspaper, 25 June 2014

Workplace news in brief

Ritzy Cinema strike

Ritzy Cinema workers in Lambeth from the BECTU union were out on strike for a seventh time last weekend in demand of a living wage from Picturehouse Cinemas.

The employer pulled out of negotiations when workers refused to accept a sham bonus scheme with unachievable demands attached to it.

Picturehouse has a revenue of 400 million but pays employees a paltry 7.53 an hour when the London living wage is currently 8.80. These workers are also on zero-hour contracts.

Helen Ridett

Care UK

Doncaster Care UK strikers, May 2014, photo A Tice

Doncaster Care UK strikers, May 2014, photo A Tice   (Click to enlarge)

Doncaster Care UK workers have already taken 34 days of strike action against 35% pay cuts and NHS privatisation. They have now voted by 85% in a consultation ballot to continue their fight against Care UK.

Their determination has been an inspiration to trade unionists around the country and a delegation of strikers got a standing ovation at their union Unison's national conference. That union support needs to be translated into a Unison-led national campaign of unionisation, protests and demonstrations targeting Care UK across the country.


Tesco drivers

Sacked Tesco drivers in Doncaster, 18.5.13 , photo John Gill

Sacked Tesco drivers in Doncaster, 18.5.13 , photo John Gill   (Click to enlarge)

Remember the Doncaster Tesco drivers? 184 Unite members, outsourced by Tesco to Stobarts who then sacked them all 18 months ago. They took strike action, blockaded delivery lorries for three days and even had a tank on their picket line!

Last week, ex-drivers lobbied the employment tribunal where Unite is fighting for compensation for unfair dismissal and lack of consultation. The bosses offered an out of court 10,000 (up from 3,000, then 6,000) per sacked driver but with a gagging order, which was rejected.

Drivers' branch secretary Trevor Cheetham says the tribunal is going well but ran out of allocated time so resumes in January.

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


In The Socialist 25 June 2014:


Socialist Party news and analysis

10 July: All out to end poverty pay

Western hypocrisy as Iraq disintegrates

Blame the profit system not its victims!

NHS: The world's best - but for how long?

Miliband - the emperor with no clothes

Poverty Britain

Them & Us


Socialist Party review

Thomas Piketty: The new Marx?


International socialist news and analysis

Hong Kong: Pro-Beijing newspaper attacks socialists

Israel: Nationalist thugs assault CWI members


Socialist Party workplace news

How can Unite lead fight against cuts?

Reinstate Bryan Kennedy!

Unison conference: members call for united action

GMB members question Labour link

Safety Glass strikers demonstrate their strength

National Museum Wales strike

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

People's Assembly demo shows anti-austerity anger

South Yorkshire 'Freedom Riders' attacked by police

Fighting for young people in Blackwall and Cubitt Town

Victory! York socialists win university letting agency

Tottenham: Stop fascist attacks

Winning recruits for socialism

Tax dodgers feel the heat


Readers' comments

Supermarket price wars

A day in the life of a supermarket worker


Socialist history

When Thatcher unleashed her attack dogs


Obituary

Gerry Conlon: Fighter against state injustice


 

Home   |   The Socialist 25 June 2014   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Strike:

triangleSouth African Airways workers win wage increase after strike action

triangleStrikes: more determined than ever

triangleRoyal Mail court ruling - national reps meeting and solidarity action essential

triangleIt's a strike to ensure the safety of the travelling public

triangleSWR strike: "We're up for the fight"

Tesco:

triangleIncompetent bosses use tech to bully us

triangleWhat strategy can end the retail jobs massacre?

triangleFight back against the retail bosses!

triangleAngry Usdaw members strike at Sainsbury's distribution centre over sick pay cut

Drivers:

triangleUnions must fight to make bus drivers and passengers safe

triangleWorkplace news in brief

triangleThe NSSN in Brighton lobbying the TUC, 8.9.19. A report will be posted soon. photo by Mary Finch

Union:

triangleThe Great Big Socialist Party Quiz 2019

trianglePCS union general secretary election

Unite:

triangleUnite against terrorism, racism, war and austerity

Doncaster:

triangleBradford NHS workers strike against privatisation

Unison:

triangleWorkplace news in brief

NHS:

triangleEnd profiteering from health - nationalise big pharma

Bectu:

triangleWorkplace news in brief

Lambeth:

triangleLambeth & SW London Socialist Party: After the election - What next in the struggle for socialism?

Zero-hour contracts:

triangleLabour and the fight for a shorter working week

Unfair dismissal:

triangleKirkby factory workers walk out over unfair dismissal

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

9/12/19

Swansea

Swansea: Corbyn rally attracts turnout but many can't get in

4/12/19

Socialist Party

Fight for your future - join the socialists

4/12/19

UCU

Strikes: more determined than ever

4/12/19

Socialist Students

Students and workers united in struggle

4/12/19

South Western Railway

It's a strike to ensure the safety of the travelling public

4/12/19

Surrey

Surrey firefighters to ballot on Christmas industrial action

4/12/19

Hull

Social workers lobby Hull City Council

4/12/19

Climate change

Climate strikes: Students and trade unionists protest together

4/12/19

Socialist Party

Why I joined: "Proud to be a socialist"

4/12/19

Carlisle

Carlisle election meeting: Education - time to make the mega-rich and corporations pay

4/12/19

Council

Workplace news in brief

4/12/19

West Midlands

Solid support for guards on West Midlands Trains

4/12/19

Climate change

Climate change election debate - Corbyn offers best green solutions but needs to go further

4/12/19

The Socialist

Selling the Socialist

4/12/19

Royal Mail

Royal Mail court ruling - national reps meeting and solidarity action essential

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999