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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 January 2022
Workplace news in brief
Waltham Forest bin workers lobby council (Click to enlarge)
Waltham Forest bin workers' protest
Waltham Forest bin workers in Unite and GMB unions protested on the steps of the town hall on 13 January against bad pay and conditions. Labour councils take note: the working class has had enough of your austerity and contempt!
Local Socialist Party members joined in solidarity and addressed the demo, calling for support for trade union action and anti-austerity workers' candidates in elections.
Eastbourne bin strike wins 19% pay rise
A long-running Eastbourne bin strike ended on 18 January in a "massive win for GMB members" as workers, who had taken six days of strike action, have won a 19% total pay rise. Their hourly rate will reach a minimum of £13.50 an hour.
RMT night-tube strike continues
London Underground night-tube workers in the RMT union are continuing their strike action over detrimental changes to their working hours, and have escalated that action this year, striking every weekend until June. Socialist Party members and National Shop Steward Network supporters joined picket lines including Seven Sisters on 14 January
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In The Socialist 19 January 2022:
What we think
Tories on the ropes
Want to fight austerity?
No trust in Tories to keep us safe
Tories hand cash to private health profiteers
Tory vaccine sacking threat set to deepen NHS staffing crisis
Employers use vaccine excuse to attack sick pay
News in brief
Murder of Ashling Murphy sends shocks waves across Ireland and beyond
Northern Ireland: Workers fight threatened closure of women's hostel
US: Independent Socialist Group launches new paper
Eyewitness account of workers' uprising in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Mutual aid, the welfare state and the fight for a new mass workers' party
Why are things the way they are?
Rob Windsor - remembering a tireless fighter for socialism
Theatre: Yes Yes UCS
Sheffield Just Eat couriers speak about strike
S Yorks Stagecoach strike results in "huge pay win"
Scunthorpe scaffs resume indefinite strike action
Coventry bin strike continues
Bus driver Tracey Scholes reinstated at Go North West
Royal Mail: Unofficial walkouts precede bigger battle to come on pay and workload
Newham college strike solid against bully privatisers
Somers Forge workers continue pay strike
Workplace news in brief
NUS walkout: Organise to fight for free education on 2 March
Demonstrating against the Tory anti-protest bill
Waltham Forest: Campaign unites families facing eviction
Newham council rejects using 0.03% of reserves to fund arts
Birmingham: Cuts consultations replaced by computer game
Southampton uni ignores staff and students in exam farce
Oliver Campbell - 31 years fighting for justice
Bournemouth - angry people not represented by capitalist parties
Pauline Wall memorial meeting
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