Category: Protest

  • VIDEO: #J10 Public sector strike

    VIDEO: #J10 Public sector strike

    Public sector workers in nine different unions were out on strike in force on 10 July 2014 in a magnificent show of strength to demand an end to the pay freeze. Local government workers in Unison, Unite and GMB; civil servants in the PCS and Nipsa, teachers in the NUT, fire-fighters in the FBU, and…

  • RMT confront ISS agency over lockout

    RMT confront ISS agency over lockout

    RMT members supported by the National Shop Stewards Network go to ISS corporate headquarters in Canary Wharf. ISS has imposed fingerprinting and biometric scanning on their workforce of cleaners on the London Underground. After a lawful ballot for industrial action RMT ISS members have refused to comply with the scanners when clocking on to work.…

  • RMT protests sacking of ISS Agency Tube cleaners

    RMT protests sacking of ISS Agency Tube cleaners

    The RMT held a protest outside Parliament today in response to cleaning contractor ISS sacking at least one tube cleaner – and sending home many more workers without pay today – for following a union instruction not to book on for shifts using Biometric Fingerprinting Machines. The agency cleaner was sacked after refusing to use the…

  • IN PICTURES: London Fast Food Rights Day of Action

    IN PICTURES: London Fast Food Rights Day of Action

    May 15th saw protests and strike action around the world as fast food workers went on the offensive for higher wages and trade union rights. Here in Britain the Bakers union the BFAWU organised actions around the country as part of their fast food rights campaign. The London leg of the day of action took…

  • Protest at hearing of Unite Convenor Bryan Kennedy

    Protest at hearing of Unite Convenor Bryan Kennedy

    Unite Housing Workers Fighting for decent pay & dignity at work. Protest at hearing of Unite Convenor Bryan Kennedy  Wed 23rd April 12.30-1.30pm Dear Members Thank you for your ongoing support and solidarity to our branch campaigns. We are inviting you to join our protest outside of the hearing of suspended Unite convenor Bryan Kennedy…

  • VIDEO: The War of the Ports

    VIDEO: The War of the Ports

    “The War of Ports” is the result of a set of European dockworkers testimonials about the solidarity international movement with the port of Lisbon. Taken from the Estivadores Solidariedade YouTube channel.

  • POA Budget Day march against austerity

    POA Budget Day march against austerity

    Prison officers from around the country gathered in Westminster this morning for a march and rally against austerity. The prison service has taken massive cuts since the austerity offensive against the public sector began in 2008. This has led to a worsening of conditions in prisons for prison officers and prisoners alike. Like much of the…

  • Solidarity Appeal – Justice for Berkin Elvan

    Solidarity Appeal – Justice for Berkin Elvan

    The AKP government in Turkey has continued its violence against trade unions political parties and social groups. This was graphically demonstrated in the attacks against mourners at the funeral of Berkin Elvan. Solidarity with the People of Turkey (SPOT), an organisation supported by the NSSN has issued an appeal for solidarity with those facing state…

  • POA General Secretary: Join POA march against austerity

    POA General Secretary: Join POA march against austerity

    The POA will be holding a march and rally on the 19th March 2014 to coincide with budget day in order to demonstrate at the budget cuts, pay freeze, pension age, assaults on POA members and privatisation. In recent years, budget cuts have seen the Prison Service impose an almost total recruitment freeze alongside pay…

  • Unprecedented response to legal aid cuts

    Unprecedented response to legal aid cuts

    Over two thousand legal professionals rallied at Parliament this morning as part of strike action against cuts to legal aid. Barristers, solicitors, paralegals and other professionals crammed into Old Palace Yard to hear speaker after speaker condemn the governments attack on access to legal aid. The loudest cheers were reserved for the speeches of Janis…

  • “Historic” strike by Doncaster Care UK workers

    “Historic” strike by Doncaster Care UK workers

    “Historic is an over-used word” said Jim Bell, Unison full-time officer, “but it really is historic that Doncaster Care UK workers are striking 30 years on from the beginning of the miners’ strike. Then and now, we face the same type of employers, like the miners we have drawn a line in the sand in…

  • HE strike: rally at London Met Uni

    HE strike: rally at London Met Uni

    Taken from Reel News YouTube Channel Third day of national strike action for a decent pay rise and a living wage for all higher education workers. At a rally at London Metropolitan University, the pickets are joined by strikers from the tube strike, the strike at STEM 6 academy free school, and many others as…