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London Chief Nurse urges careful planning over bank holidays

With a slew of bank holidays coming up in the coming month, the capital’s Chief Nurse is urging Londoners to plan your health needs carefully. The first bank holiday is May Day on Monday, but there’s also a 48-hour strike … Continue reading

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Chessington engineers plan to strike on May bank holidays

Chessington World of Adventure is facing severe disruption over the spring holiday season as engineers plan to stage four weekend strikes in a dispute over pay. The highly trained engineers are responsible for the smooth running of the park, including … Continue reading

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Shoppers and pensioners hit hard by food inflation at 19.2%

There’s no sign of the cost-of-living crisis abating any time soon, with one business expert warning: ‘Supermarkets pursuing endless price increases are heading down a path of mutually-assured destruction’ Food price inflation was up to 19.2per cent in March, from … Continue reading

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‘Restructuring’ has housing workers facing £3,000 pay cut

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, on the latest shocking cost-cutting measures being imposed on council staff Croydon Council could be heading for a series of strikes later this year, after senior managers at Fisher’s Folly moved to cut some … Continue reading

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Homelessness charity workers ballot on strikes over low pay

Hundreds of workers at Britain’s biggest homelessness charity are being balloted over strike action in a long-running dispute over low levels of pay, while the charity’s chief executive enjoys a salary of £189,000 per year. Frontline workers at St Mungo’s, … Continue reading

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‘Save Our Services’ call as unions join Council Tax protest

The Croydon Trades Council has joined the campaign to stop Mayor Jason Perry’s 15per cent Council Tax hike, and is encouraging council workers and members of all trades unions in the borough to attend tomorrow night’s protest outside the Town … Continue reading

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14 NHS workers’ unions boycott ‘non-independent’ review body

Fourteen trades unions representing more than 1million nurses, ambulance staff, porters, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists and others working in the NHS in England, have today announced that they are withdrawing from the NHS Pay Review Body process. One union leader has … Continue reading

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Union calls on Mayor Khan to intervene in TfL pension dispute

Strikes will hit London’s transport network tomorrow as Unite members at Transport for London, London Underground and Croydon Trams take action to defend their pensions, pay and jobs. Due to shift patterns, services could also be hit on Friday, November … Continue reading

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Local government unions secure 10.5% wage deal for workers

Jason Perry, Croydon’s part-time Mayor, has another budget pressure to deal with, as the cost-of-living crisis created by the mismanagement of the economy by his chums in the Conservative government has seen the biggest pay rise in more than a … Continue reading

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Go-Ahead’s south London bus workers to get 10.5% pay rise

Bus workers employed by the Go-Ahead group in Croydon and across south London have secured a 10.5per cent pay increase, following union Unite’s negotiations with the company. The pay deal will benefit more than 3,000 union members and applies to … Continue reading

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Bin workers face sack if they don’t work on Queen’s Funeral

While most council services have shut down for the bank holiday weekend ahead of Monday’s solemn royal ceremonials, Veolia staff have been told that if they don’t show up for work, they could be fired. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Croydon’s … Continue reading

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New PM Truss’s first big crisis: a Christmas beer shortage

A strike by lorry drivers and draymen over job cuts could see Croydon’s pubs run out of beer for the football World Cup in December and Christmas. That’s the warning from union Unite, after their members working for GXO Logistics … Continue reading

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Bexley’s bin workers call off strikes after agreeing pay deal

Strikes at nearby Bexley’s refuse contractor Countrystyle Recycling have been called off after more than 100 workers voted to accept a pay deal that also protects their terms and conditions. The Unite union negotiated an 8per cent pay rise backdated … Continue reading

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Unite achieves worker recognition at leading theme park

Workers employed at Chessington World of Adventures have achieved union recognition with Unite. Chessington, with its long-established zoo and theme park, is one of the country’s leading resort destinations, in pre-pandemic days attracting more than half a million visitors per … Continue reading

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Tram workers to join Tube staff in strike action on Aug 19

More than 1,000 Transport for London and London Underground workers will take strike action next Friday, August 19, in a dispute over pay, pensions and jobs. They include workers on the Croydon Trams. The workers, members of the Unite union, … Continue reading

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London bus drivers to take strike action on same day as Tube

Trades union Unite has called for a bus strike in London in two weeks’ time – including on the same day as a planned Tube and Overground strike. More than 1,600 bus drivers are set to join the take strike … Continue reading

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ACAS talks see Bexley bin workers’ strike action suspended

Bexley’s bin workers, who went on strike for better pay and conditions two weeks ago, have suspended their industrial action. The workers are employed by Countrystyle Recycling, which is responsible for the refuse collection contract in Bexley. The strikes will … Continue reading

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South London bins strike looks set to drag on into August

It is turning into a very long, hot and particularly smelly summer in Tory-controlled Bexley, where a bins strike has today been extended by a further fortnight, until at least August 7. Unite, the trades union representing striking refuse workers … Continue reading

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Bins strike called off after Veolia agree to increase staff pay

The Croydon bins strike, due to start on Thursday in a dispute over “poverty pay”, has been called off after the council’s rubbish contractors, Veolia, finally agreed an improved pay deal for some of their poorest-paid workers. The strike was … Continue reading

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Croydon bin lorry workers call for three-week strike action

Croydon’s going to get a whole lot more stinking this summer, as bin lorry workers are set to go on strike for three weeks in a dispute over what their union calls “poverty pay”. More than 100 workers with rubbish … Continue reading

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Unison warns Kerswell not to play blame game with workers

‘Our members did not cause this mess… our members did not approach the council’s finances with “corporate blindness”.’ Unions are gearing up for a battle to protect frontline jobs, WALTER CRONXITE reports Katherine Kerswell, Croydon’s interim CEO, has been put … Continue reading

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Union says it will oppose cuts to council staff pay conditions

The council’s frontline workers must not be made scapegoats for the errors of highly paid executive directors and the council’s leadership, trades union Unite has warned. Unite represents staff in parks, social services and CCTV. The union also has hundreds … Continue reading

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Croydon Central open primary: Katherine McGuirk

Unite union member Katherine McGuirk is a strong candidate with two decades of experience as a senior local councillor in Barnet, working as a researcher for Labour MPs in parliament and a “real life” extended career in retail at John … Continue reading

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