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  • Hospital staff back on strike for better pay

    CLEANERS, porters and security staff went on strike yesterday at four London hospitals in the latest action in a long-running dispute over pay.

    Unite members working for multinational outfit Serco walked out at St Barts NHS Trust in the first of a seven-day strike.

    The action...

    Wednesday 12th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Corbyn chides cleaning contractor for sackings

    Labour leader hits out at outsourced C&D for firing Kinsley Three strikers

    Saturday 24th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Kinsley Three strikers given the sack

    Three school cleaners sacked after securing pay

    Friday 23rd Dec 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Contract cleaners strike in bid for equal pay

    CLEANERS on Great Western Railway trains will strike for 48 hours today in a dispute over poverty pay, poor working conditions and alleged bullying.

    Pickets were planned for London’s Paddington station.

    The cleaners, members of rail union RMT, are employed by Servest UK,...

    Friday 23rd Dec 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Trade unionists march for striking cleaning trio

    TRADE unionists will march through Barnsley today in support of the “Kinsley Three” — three Yorkshire school cleaners on permanent strike against pay cuts, writes Peter Lazenby.

    Leslie Leake, Marice Hall and Karen McGee are cleaners at Kinsley Academy in...

    Saturday 8th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Nationwide cleaners to strike over cut hours

    CLEANERS at Nationwide Bank’s headquarters in Swindon are to ballot on strike action.

    Contractor Carillion — which was involved in blacklisting in the construction industry — plans to cut the cleaners’ hours and introduce new evening shift patterns affecting...

    Saturday 6th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tax offices’ own cleaners don’t get minimum wage

    CLEANERS at six government offices on Merseyside walked out yesterday over their employer’s failure to pay them the legal minimum wage.

    The staff began the two-day strike because they have not received the £7.20-an-hour rate the government introduced on April 1 as a...

    Tuesday 26th Jul 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Tax office cleaners walk out over pay

    TAX OFFICE cleaners will kick off a two-day walkout on Monday against bosses who have cut staff hours after ministers increased the minimum wage.

    The HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) staff work for outsourcing giant ISS, which doubled its profits to £250 million last year.


    Saturday 23rd Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • RMT AGM: Cleaners hit out at FirstGroup jobs cull

    RAIL cleaners are worried for their livelihoods after FirstGroup dropped their contractor on Great Western Railway (GWR), RMT conference heard yesterday.

    FirstGroup, which has already come under fire for plans to axe buffet cars and travelling chefs on its new Intercity trains, has...

    Thursday 30th Jun 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • City cleaners ramp up protest

    PICKETING City cleaners vowed to go on hunger strike and “fight to the ultimate consequences” yesterday if their calls for a living wage and sackings to stop go unheeded.

    Cleaners contracted to work at the building that plays host to financial mammoth JP Morgan’s HQ...

    Thursday 9th Jun 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain