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Ealing parking wardens strike against Serco over absence policy

Ealing parking wardens strike May 2021, photo Helen Pattison

Ealing parking wardens strike May 2021, photo Helen Pattison   (Click to enlarge)

Helen Pattison, West London Socialist Party

Once again, Ealing parking attendants are out on strike. This time for six days over two weeks. They are fighting outsourcing private company Serco, which has been targeting the union's activists, and is refusing, even during the pandemic, to negotiate a decent absence management policy.

Socialist Party members have been down to support the strikers who were angry with Serco, but also the Labour-run council which has refused to come out in support of the workers.

There were three council by-elections taking place on one of the strike days, with Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidates standing in each election, supporting the strike.

We need a council that will stand in solidarity with their workers against bullying companies such as Serco, and bring staff back in-house.

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In The Socialist 12 May 2021:


Election analysis

Hartlepool sums up Labour crisis

Scotland: Pro-independence majority in highly polarised election

Welsh Labour holds on to government but new crises loom

TUSC is back


Ireland

Bobby Sands - Nothing but an Unfinished Song

British state absolves itself from killings during 'the Troubles'


International news

Is Biden offering a new 'New Deal'?

Stop Israeli state brutality

Right-wing Partido Popular wins Madrid elections - a warning to the working class


Workplace news

United action needed to defeat fire and rehire

RMT: Militant industrial and political strategy must be fought for

National Education Union needs a socialist, fighting deputy general secretary

Thurrock refuse workers strike escalates

Ealing parking wardens strike against Serco over absence policy

Norwich City Council workers vote for strike action over broken promises on pay and conditions

Beal school strikers suspend action after possible victory

Sparks fight continues


Readers' opinion

Readers' opinion


Obituary

Obituary - Jon Elvin


 

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