Post Tagged with: "Trade Unions"

  • Camden Traffic Wardens’ Strike for a Living Wage

    Camden Traffic Wardens’ Strike for a Living Wage

    News, Video August 9, 2012 10:43 pm 2 comments

    NSL staff in Camden are taking industrial action for a living wage. The members of Unison are currently working for just £8.09 an hour in what is a difficult and sometimes stressful job. They are calling for a pay rise of £2.50 which would give the the same pay as NSL […]

     
  • ‘Barnet Council not for sale’ Conference, 7th July

    ‘Barnet Council not for sale’ Conference, 7th July

    Event June 26, 2012 8:00 am no comments

    UNISON along with Barnet Alliance are hosting ‘Barnet Council not for Sale’ Conference Saturday 7 July 12 – 3pm Greek Cypriot Centre, Britannia Road, Britannia Road, North Finchley, London N12 9RU Guest speakers Professor Dexter Whitfield Andy Mudd APSE Consultant John Dix aka Mr Reasonable (local resident & Blogger) Aberdeen UNISON […]

     
  • Bus strike still on despite court injunction

    Bus strike still on despite court injunction

    News June 22, 2012 8:00 am no comments

    Bus workers in the Unite union will be striking across London today despite a last minute court injunction that hoped to halt the industrial action. Disruption will began around 3.00am and will finish at the end of the night shift on Saturday 23 June. A judge ruled today that the action […]

     
  • Save Our Placards

    Save Our Placards

    Culture June 14, 2012 8:00 am 3 comments

    The Save Our Placards project ais to preserve all those wonderful hand drawn banners and placards that would otherwise end up in the bin somewhere. Personally speaking, I far prefer the home made placards than the mass produced ones because they are sally funnier and because, more seriously, they don’t […]

     
  • A day of discontent: police march and public sector strike in pictures

    A day of discontent: police march and public sector strike in pictures

    News May 10, 2012 10:50 pm no comments

    As thousands of public sector workers across London went on strike to defend their pensions, around 30,000 police officers also took to the streets against the cuts. Police officers are banned from taking strike action but a number of those we spoke to today raised the idea as a very real […]

     
  • Number crunching: How did the left do in London?

    Number crunching: How did the left do in London?

    Culture May 9, 2012 5:03 pm 6 comments

    While we know that Labour polled very strongly in the Assembly seats (detail) and the Greens made their move forwards to third place above the Lib Dems look far easier than it was in reality (detail) these are the simply the two highest profile parties who attract left of center […]

     
  • Becky Wright: How do we move from campaigning to organising?

    Becky Wright: How do we move from campaigning to organising?

    Voices May 9, 2012 2:12 pm no comments

    Becky Wright is the Director of the TUC’s Organising Academy which is responsible for the development and delivery of the TUC’s training programme for union organisers and officers. She regularly blogs on Stronger Unions (www.strongerunions.org)   The local elections are over, France and Greece have seen people vote for an alternative […]

     
  • Event: Grassroots, growing people power:26th May

    Event: Grassroots, growing people power:26th May

    Event May 9, 2012 2:00 pm no comments

    Grassroots: growing people power We’re a community of trade unionists and progressive organisations committed to tackling the big challenges we face right now.  To do that we’ve set up Grassroots, a conference and space that lets us share and hear the most exciting and practical ideas on campaigning, organising and mobilisation. This year, […]

     
  • Happy May Day everyone!

    Happy May Day everyone!

    News May 1, 2012 11:35 am 11 comments

    May the first is here and, as always, it’s a good time to remember what May Day is all about. Richard Seymour has an excellent little history of May Day on Comment is Free where he looks at the roots of International Workers Day. Certainly in this country it’s not been […]

     
  • Tube maintenance workers start 72 hour tube strike today

    Tube maintenance workers start 72 hour tube strike today

    News April 24, 2012 9:25 am no comments

    Maintenance workers on the tube will start a 72-hour strike at 4 pm today in a dispute over pensions and benefits equality. Workers who do maintenance on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines voted four to one in favour of strike action be allowed to join the TfL Pension Scheme and receive […]