against cuts and privatisation

Keep Tube Ticket Offices Open!

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 01/07/2007 - 18:49.

London Underground To Close 40 Ticket Offices And Cut Dozens More

London Underground Ltd plans savage cuts to its ticket offices (details below), saying this is because more people use Oyster. But Underground workers and their trades unions know that passengers still need ticket offices.

Public Services Not Private Profit - Rally & Lobby of Parliament

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 24/06/2006 - 19:11.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

Thousands of trade unionists from across the UK will converge on London to demand “Public Services Not Private Profit”

Fourteen public sector trade unions are now supporting the Public Services Not Private Profit campaign: ASLEF, CWU, CYWU, FBU, NAPO, NASUWT, NATFHE, NUJ, NUS, NUT, POA, PCS, RMT and TSSA.

‘Public Services Not Private Profit’: Rally & Campaign Launch

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 11/03/2006 - 20:35.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

... an extremely important joint union campaign to fight the Government's present attack on ALL public services, which will be launched on Wednesday 29th March (7–9 pm) with a rally in the House of Commons.

Marching for rail renationalisation

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 03/05/2005 - 11:01.

Renationalise the railways

Local RMT members and supporters joined a lively demonstration through London on Saturday 30th April, demanding that rail privatisation be reversed.

News from Tube workers

Submitted by JB on Thu, 14/04/2005 - 19:07.

Arnos Grove picket 30 June 2004

OK, so there is no Tube in Hackney, but plenty of people in the Borough use London Underground, and a fair few of us work on it.

Finsbury Park RMT branch is affiliated to Hackney TUC, and represents train drivers, revenue inspectors and station staff on the Victoria and Piccadilly lines, and cleaners across the whole Underground.

Hackney College: Stop Job Cuts!

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 11/04/2005 - 06:50.

Information bulletin from NATFHE, the Lecturers’ Union at the Community College, Hackney - 20 March 2005.

Stop the Redundancies,
Save Adult and Further Education in Hackney

Hackney Community College lecturers are demanding the resignation of the college principal after management handed out more than 50 redundancies to lecturers.

Rally & Lobby: Stop the Cuts to Fire Cover

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 26/02/2005 - 17:27.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

Homerton FBU picket

London FBU has organised this protest on the day the Fire Authority meets to make a decision about the proposed cuts.

Rally at 12. 30pm

City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA

Against the closure of Manchester Square Fire Station
& the loss of 180 firefighter jobs

Keep the fire cover in central London!

International Railway Workers Action Day

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 22/02/2005 - 16:12.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

8am - leafleting at Waterloo and Victoria railway stations
10am - lobby of the Strategic Rail Authority

March 7th is designated International Railway Workers Action Day by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF). RMT is organising these events as part of its 'Rail Against Privatisation' campaign.

Rally for rail renationalisation

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 22/02/2005 - 16:11.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

Part of RMT's 'Rail Against Privatisation' campaign, this rally marks the arrival in London of the union's two-week long march from Glasgow.

Trade unions fight fire service cuts

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 19/02/2005 - 14:28.

Homerton FBU picket

Last year, London's fire service management produced its 'London Safety Draft Plan' - which soon became known as the 'Daft Plan' to firefighters and their union, the FBU. The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), proposes to:

  • close Manchester Square Fire Station in Marylebone;

  • reduce staffing levels at fire stations with two fire appliances;
  • remove fire appliances from the following fire stations: Westminster; Knightsbridge, Kensington; Euston; Acton; Bethnal Green; Clerkenwell; Dockhead; Greenwich and Islington;
  • cut 178 firefighters' jobs across London, including 32 in our neighbouring Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Hackney has four fire stations - at Shoreditch, Homerton, Stoke Newington and Kingsland. Although none face the axe, Hackney's fire cover will be adversely affected in several ways:

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