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5 August 2020

Workplace news in brief

Campaign group 'Sheffield needs a pay rise' and the fast food workers' union BFAWU organised a protest against wage theft at Papa John's pizza chain on 25 July.

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8 April 2020

Victory for Medway bin workers

Unite the Union reps are pleased to announce that we have won in our dispute at Medway Norse and have ensured a safe environment for staff and the local community (see 'Refuse collection workers strike' at socialistpartyorg.uk)

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31 March 2020

Refuse collection workers strike

Bin workers in Medway, Kent, walked out on 30 March over management's failure to follow social distancing directives, to provide adequate PPE and the closure of public toilets

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18 March 2020

East London bin workers strike to get back unpaid holiday pay

Workers are furious because 150 are owed substantial arrears

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18 March 2020

Bexley bin workers strike over lack of hand sanitiser

Left with no hand sanitiser, yet having to collect everybody's rubbish amid the coronavirus epidemic, they walked out on strike

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9 October 2019

Attacks on Caerphilly waste management workers

Unison and GMB trade union banners brightened the rain outside Caerphilly council offices on 3 October. The air rang with chants as waste management workers and their supporters demanded fair play for themselves and five unfairly sacked workmates.

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19 June 2019

East London bin workers call 12-day strike over wage grades

Bin workers in Newham, east London could have lost over 20,000 each over the last decade

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22 May 2019

Home carers victory

The Birmingham home carers' 20-month long dispute has ended in victory

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15 May 2019

Birmingham home care strikers close to victory!

Just as we go to press, Birmingham Socialist Party members have learnt that the city's home care workers could be on the verge of claiming victory in their 20-month-long dispute against Birmingham Council.

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17 April 2019

Newham bin workers ballot for strikes

Refuse workers employed by Newham Council in east London could have lost more than 20,000 each in the last decade in a dispute over grading.

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20 March 2019

Victory for Birmingham bin workers

Meeting discusses fight to win other disputes and save services in the city

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13 March 2019

Breaking news: Birmingham bin workers' strike suspended pending new deal

Birmingham bin workers in Unite and Unison local government unions have agreed a deal to end the ongoing dispute which is to be ratified by Birmingham council's cabinet on 15 March.

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20 February 2019

Bin strike against 'blacklisting'

Hundreds of Birmingham bin workers took strike action to protest against secret payments to workers who did not take part in the 2017 bin strike.

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13 February 2019

Victory to Birmingham bin workers

Deselect the Blairites! Bin strikers have caough Brum council red-handed at blacklisting

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23 January 2019

Birmingham: hostile Labour council attacks striking workers

Councillor resigns from cabinet: Labour councillors should be accountable to the labour movement

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5 December 2018

Blairite Birmingham steps up union-busting and two workforces plan strikes

Brum's Labour council won't get an easy Christmas this year. Two of its workforces - bin workers and home carers - are balloting for strikes

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Lobby of the Swansea City Council's budget setting meeting on 28th February, photo by Swansea SP

Lobby of the Swansea City Council's budget setting meeting on 28th February, photo by Swansea SP

16 November 2018

Lobby of the Swansea City Council's budget setting meeting on 28th February, photo by Swansea SP

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8 August 2018

Kirklees bin workers' strike forces management back

The deal includes ten more drivers with two new rounds and a further 30 agency staff to cover for leave and sickness. Crucially two of the hardline managers have been removed

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11 July 2018

Summer of discontent on the cards in Huddersfield bin workers' dispute

50 bin workers, union members and supporters came together for a march on 6 July from the waste depot to Huddersfield Town Hall in protest against bullying and racism by management, and a refusal to allow bin workers to take leave for holidays and medical appointments.

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4 July 2018

Bin workers take strike action after talks with Kirklees council collapse

Kirklees bin workers are striking action from 3 to 9 July against a bullying manager

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