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7 July 2021
Strike action was suspended after Serco capitulated to most of the catering workers' demands.
19 September 2017
Cleaners, porters and catering staff in Barts NHS Trust have voted to accept the offer made by employer Serco
11 September 2017
24 days of strike action have brought greedy profiteering company Serco to the table
6 September 2017
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
9 August 2017
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
3 August 2017
Unite members at Barts NHS Trust, the Bank of England and BA cabin crew went on the march
26 July 2017
Serco strikers have led a magnificent fight so far
21 July 2017
John McDonnell and Len Hockey were among the demo speakers
14 July 2017
A press release from Waltham Forest Trades Council.
4 July 2017
On 4-5 July domestics, porters and security staff at Barts Health Trust began a strike
9 November 2016
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.
15 June 2016
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.
28 April 2015
Who are the TUSCs? Not career politicians but nurses, teachers, rail workers, firefighters, low-paid young workers ...
8 April 2015
Workers are celebrating the victory of Unison health activist Charlotte Monro
19 June 2014
In April, the Unison branch secretary and stewards employed by Initial at Whipps Cross hospital resigned from Unison.
20 August 2013
Standing room only as over 100 people attend packed public meeting, called by Waltham Forest Unison Health branch, to defend Whipps Cross Hospital
22 July 2013
Barts Health Trust, Britain's biggest NHS trust, has announced it is losing £2m a week
7 February 2012
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
1 February 2012
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.
25 January 2012
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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