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The Socialist 24 March 2021 |
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Goodlord workers continue all-out strike
Goodlord picket line 8 March, photo James Ivens (Click to enlarge)
Ferdinand Lyons, East London Socialist Party
Tenant-referencing workers at the tech firm Goodlord were out on strike again on 18 and 19 March against the company's attempts at slashing wages using fire and rehire.
Once again, there was a mass picket outside their offices in East London, with members of the Unite tech workers branch, two Unite Community branches, Unite Housing workers branch and Socialist Party members all attending.
Howard Beckett, Unite assistant general secretary, attended on 18 March showing solidarity from the wider union and calling for Goodlord to abandon its attempt. Like previous pickets, it was very lively, with the strikers determined to carry on with the action until their demands are met. We can't rely on the bosses to self-regulate fair pay, we need a £15 minimum wage now and we need an end to fire and rehire.