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Holiday chaos avoided as Unite union calls off Gatwick strikes

Thousands of holiday-makers who were planning to use Gatwick Airport this weekend as part of their summer getaway will have been relieved at the news yesterday that Unite has cancelled planned strikes, after employers offered above-inflation pay deals. ASC workers … 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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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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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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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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After decades of wage stagnation, workers have one option

Croydon’s bin lorry crews are about to start three weeks of industrial action, as train, Tube and now tram drivers are also going on strike. It is often the only course of action that workers can take, writes ANDREW FISHER … Continue reading

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Union suspends 48-hour bus strike planned for next week

Next week’s 48-hour strike in the pay dispute between bus drivers and route operators Arriva has been suspended. Around 1,000 drivers based at Croydon, Brixton, Norwood and Thornton Heath garages took part in the latest industrial action, a one-day strike … Continue reading

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Veolia’s low-paid Croydon workers balloted over strike action

Some of Croydon’s rubbish contractor Veolia’s lowest-paid workers are being balloted over strike action. The Unite trades union is asking around 100 refuse workers employed by Veolia as drivers, loaders and sweepers whether they are prepared to take part in … Continue reading

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Bus passengers face three days of strike action in pay dispute

Bus passengers in Croydon face having their journeys disrupted by three days of planned strike action in a dispute between drivers and operators Arriva, after the company made what a union official has described as a “pathetic” pay offer. The … Continue reading

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No More Cuts! Unite community protest, Town Hall, Mar 7

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Unions come together to protest against the council’s cuts

By DAVID WHITE The campaign against cuts by Croydon Council has stepped up a gear after members of the three largest unions representing council workers in the borough – Unite, Unison and GMB – yesterday held a demonstration outside the … Continue reading

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Town Hall unions to stage virtual rally against council cuts

Trades unions representing the council’s workers are launching a “Save Our Croydon” campaign to protect jobs and services, with a virtual rally on Facebook this Tuesday. They will be protesting against job cuts that are being made and express “legitimate … Continue reading

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Union tells Newman of ‘profound concern’ over council job cuts

Croydon’s Labour council leader could be in for a stormy few months. By KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter Croydon Town Hall’s unions have called on the council leader, Tony Newman, to step in to halt the hundreds of job … Continue reading

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Library operators Carillion’s shady record on blacklistings

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, is not alone in being spied upon by her “friends”. The practice has been happening a lot closer to home, even in the workplace, and conducted on behalf of one firm that is coming … Continue reading

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Labour candidate makes virtue of lack of union support

One of the women short-listed for selection as candidate in the Croydon Central parliamentary seat by the local Labour party has sought to distance herself from the trades union movement – despite having been a senior union member in the … 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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