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7 July 2021

Royal London Hospital strike win

Strike action was suspended after Serco capitulated to most of the catering workers' demands.

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19 September 2017

Deal concludes Barts health strike - "We have raised our heads high"

Cleaners, porters and catering staff in Barts NHS Trust have voted to accept the offer made by employer Serco

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11 September 2017

Barts strike - 'Up the ante' if necessary

24 days of strike action have brought greedy profiteering company Serco to the table

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6 September 2017

Strike together for better pay

NSSN lobby of TUC 10 September: This summer has seen a wave of strikes. Now we need determined coordinated action across the public sector to smash the pay cap and fight for a 10 an hour minimum wage for all

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9 August 2017

Barts strike: Keep up the pressure on Serco and the trust!

Talks are expected between NHS privateer Serco and striking Barts health workers as we go to press with the next strike set for 6am on 18 August

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3 August 2017

Three London strikes coordinate demos

Unite members at Barts NHS Trust, the Bank of England and BA cabin crew went on the march

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26 July 2017

Barts health strike: Low pay, no way!

Serco strikers have led a magnificent fight so far

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Unite Barts NHS cleaners and porters strike demo July 15

21 July 2017

Support Barts NHS striking cleaners and porters!

John McDonnell and Len Hockey were among the demo speakers

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14 July 2017

Support the Bart's strikers

A press release from Waltham Forest Trades Council.

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4 July 2017

'Jubilant' hospital workers strike against poverty pay in east London

On 4-5 July domestics, porters and security staff at Barts Health Trust began a strike

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9 November 2016

Read the Socialist

Reading the Socialist can boost our confidence to fight back. Cover to cover, you can hear working class people in their own words. It's an antidote to the pro-austerity ideas festering in the mainstream media and among establishment politicians.

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15 June 2016

Hospital porters and domestic staff claim jobs and pay victory

Domestic staff and porters at Whipps Cross Hospital in east London have won a significant pay increase and job security. The pay rise - over 20% - and permanent contracts - follow a sustained campaign by general union Unite.

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28 April 2015

Meet the TUSCs taking on the austerity-mongers

Who are the TUSCs? Not career politicians but nurses, teachers, rail workers, firefighters, low-paid young workers ...

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Demonstration against NHS cuts at Whipps Cross hospital, East London 21 September 2013, photo Paul Mattsson

8 April 2015

Whipps Cross hospital trade union activist reinstated

Workers are celebrating the victory of Unison health activist Charlotte Monro

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19 June 2014

Defending jobs, pay and services at Whipps Cross hospital

In April, the Unison branch secretary and stewards employed by Initial at Whipps Cross hospital resigned from Unison.

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Over 100 people attended the meeting to defend Whipps Cross, photo Neil Cafferky

Over 100 people attended the meeting to defend Whipps Cross, photo Neil Cafferky

20 August 2013

Fighting mood at meeting to defend Whipps Cross Hospital

Standing room only as over 100 people attend packed public meeting, called by Waltham Forest Unison Health branch, to defend Whipps Cross Hospital

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22 July 2013

Stop the destruction of the NHS in East London

Barts Health Trust, Britain's biggest NHS trust, has announced it is losing 2m a week

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7 February 2012

Victory! Health bosses back off from attack on Unison rep

Len Hockey, a Unison rep at Whipps Cross hospital in London, has received a letter from his employer Initial stating that there is no case to answer in their attempt to discipline him

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1 February 2012

Workplace news in brief

As previously reported in the Socialist, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is planning to close all 39 of its local offices and centralise operations at its Swansea headquarters.

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25 January 2012

Defend Len Hockey: Outrageous attack on Whipps Cross hospital workers

Shock and outrage by porters, domestics and switchboard staff at Whipps Cross hospital east London, greeted the news of the threat by Initial Facilities to discipline Unison joint branch secretary Len Hockey, a Unison member writes.

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