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The Socialist 30 July 2014

No More Carnage in Gaza

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No more carnage in Gaza - Mass struggle to end the siege - Stop Israeli state terror

Gaza in crisis - Mass action needed to stop bloodshed

Thousands march against slaughter in Gaza


WW1 - 100 years since the great slaughter


Obituary: Dave Boyes

Socialism 2014: Ideas to change the world

Socialist Party news


Economic recovery - so where's our share-out?

Student loan sell-off plan scrapped

More police spying revelations

Miliband needs a makeover... ...of his party and his politics

Them & Us


10/hr Now! Because the bills keep coming and the rent won't wait!

Tolpuddle martyrs rally

And now for something completely different... a barricaded cinema

Hackney tenants get organised

Solidarity with Birmingham student occupiers

Southampton: Channel 4's Immigration Street condemned

Rugby League: Have Featherstone fans got their club back?


Passport Office strikes for jobs and decent pay

Reinstate Bryan Kennedy

The games that Glasgow Labour plays

Doncaster Care UK workers striking for 2 weeks

Workplace news in brief

 
 
 
 

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Doncaster Care UK workers on strike, 29.7.14, photo by A Tice

Doncaster Care UK workers on strike, 29.7.14, photo by A Tice   (Click to enlarge)

Doncaster Care UK workers striking for 2 weeks

On Tuesday 29th July, Doncaster Care UK workers, members of Unison trade union, begin another two weeks of strike action. They have already taken 34 days of strike action between February and May against 35% pay cuts as a result of the privatisation of the Supported Living Service for Adults with Learning Difficulties.

Unison has declared a new industrial dispute in support of a pay claim including a living wage for all Doncaster Care UK staff. The company has already declared no pay rise whatsoever for this year. Consultative and formal ballots produced Yes votes for strike action.

The Care UK workers have been a cause celebre to trade unionists around the country. Their determination to overcome anti-union laws to continue their fight against "Don't Care UK" bosses is inspirational. To win this dispute, the strikers will need to convince new Care UK staff to join the union and join the action, and persuade Unison to launch a nationwide union recruitment drive of Care UK workers around a campaign for the Living Wage across the company.

Alistair Tice

This version of this article was first posted on the Socialist Party website on 28 July 2014 and may vary slightly from the version subsequently printed in The Socialist.


In this issue


Middle East

No more carnage in Gaza - Mass struggle to end the siege - Stop Israeli state terror

Gaza in crisis - Mass action needed to stop bloodshed

Thousands march against slaughter in Gaza


Socialist Party feature

WW1 - 100 years since the great slaughter


Socialist Party

Obituary: Dave Boyes

Socialism 2014: Ideas to change the world

Socialist Party news


Socialist Party news and analysis

Economic recovery - so where's our share-out?

Student loan sell-off plan scrapped

More police spying revelations

Miliband needs a makeover... ...of his party and his politics

Them & Us


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

10/hr Now! Because the bills keep coming and the rent won't wait!

Tolpuddle martyrs rally

And now for something completely different... a barricaded cinema

Hackney tenants get organised

Solidarity with Birmingham student occupiers

Southampton: Channel 4's Immigration Street condemned

Rugby League: Have Featherstone fans got their club back?


Socialist Party workplace news

Passport Office strikes for jobs and decent pay

Reinstate Bryan Kennedy

The games that Glasgow Labour plays

Doncaster Care UK workers striking for 2 weeks

Workplace news in brief


 

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