Waltham Forest bin workers’ protest
Waltham Forest bin workers in Unite and GMB unions protested on the steps of the town hall on 13 January against bad pay and conditions. Labour councils take note: the working class has had enough of your austerity and contempt!
Local Socialist Party members joined in solidarity and addressed the demo, calling for support for trade union action and anti-austerity workers’ candidates in elections.
Eastbourne bin strike wins 19% pay rise
A long-running Eastbourne bin strike ended on 18 January in a “massive win for GMB members” as workers, who had taken six days of strike action, have won a 19% total pay rise. Their hourly rate will reach a minimum of £13.50 an hour.
RMT night-tube strike continues
London Underground night-tube workers in the RMT union are continuing their strike action over detrimental changes to their working hours, and have escalated that action this year, striking every weekend until June. Socialist Party members and National Shop Steward Network supporters joined picket lines including Seven Sisters on 14 January
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