defending jobs

HTUC Public meeting: Fighting Gordon Brown's pay and job cuts

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 12/10/2007 - 17:17.
31/10/2007 - 18:30
31/10/2007 - 20:30

Hackney TUC in association with the Public and Commercial Services Union and Unison
Fighting Gordon Brown's pay and job cuts

Wednesday 31st October, 6:30 pm
Hospitality room, Hackney Empire,
291 Mare St, Hackney

Speakers: Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary; Janine Booth, RMT; Glenn Kelly, Unison NEC (pc); CWU activist (invited)

Gordon Brown is insisting that public sector workers must accept pay cuts in real terms in order to combat inflation - yet public sector workers are the victims of inflation, not the cause.


Support Postal Strikes

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 09/07/2007 - 13:16.

The Communication Workers Union has announced a further day of strike action commencing the evening of Thursday 12th July and continuing through Friday 13th July.


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.


Solidarity With Rail And Tube Cleaners

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 10/01/2007 - 10:47.

On Monday 8th January, Rail and Tube cleaners protested at City Hall against attacks on cleaning jobs. Their union, RMT, was demanding that Mayor Ken Livingstone intervene to stop cleaning contractor ISS from cutting over 200 jobs.


Support PCS strike

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 24/01/2006 - 08:01.

 Stop the cuts

Our comrades in PCS are on strike this week on Thursday and Friday over the issue of cuts. Please show support on the picket lines on Thursday and Friday (from 7:00 'til about 10:00). The staff entrance is in Wilton Way behind the Hackney Empire.

Info about the strike from PCS General Secretary, Mark Serwotka, follows...


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Gate Gourmet - support still needed!

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 19/10/2005 - 13:12.

FROM THE SACKED GATE GOURMET WORKERS SUPPORT GROUP

Although it is nearly 3 weeks since the Sacked Gate Gourmet workers were persuaded to sign a deal of which most expressed a reluctance to do so, the workers are still out on the picket line.


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Bhangra Benefit Night for sacked Gate Gourmet workers

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 07/09/2005 - 19:18.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

Dancers, DJ's, Licensed Bar, Asian Snacks & Speakers
Suggested solidarity entrance £5.00
Organised by:

  • the Sacked Gate Gourmet T&G Shop Stewards Committee

  • London Gate Gourmet Sacked Workers Support Group
  • Workers Beer Company

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Letter to the Hackney Gazette: Back Gate Gourmet workers

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 07/09/2005 - 19:12.

Gate Gourmet women protest

Dear Editor

Hackney TUC met on Tuesday 6th September and formed a support group for the 670 workers who were sacked by British Airway's catering company, Gate Gourmet. We heard from workers how Gate Gourmet had planned for over a year to dismiss the workers in order to employ agency workers on lower pay and worse terms and conditions. Gate Gourmet workers earn on average £12,000 producing in-flight meals. This is hardly a living wage in London but the company want to drive down pay even further to increase their profits. Yet, David Bonderman, an American tycoon whose business owns Gate Gourmet is reported to have spent £5.5 million on his 60th birthday party!


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Gate Gourmet: Time for action!

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 07/09/2005 - 18:38.

Gate Gourmet picket

Click here for all this website's coverage of the Gate Gourmet dispute.

This is an urgent message seeking support for sacked Gate Gourmet workers. Please once you have read it, forward it on to everyone in your in-box. There are 670 sacked workers families' who need financial support and practical solidarity.

Hackney TUC met on Tuesday 6th September and formed a support group for the 670 workers who were sacked by British Airway's catering company, Gate Gourmet. We heard from workers how Gate Gourmet had planned for over a year to dismiss the workers in order to employ agency workers on lower pay and worse terms and conditions.


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Family and Friends "Day Out" to support Gate Gourmet workers

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 27/08/2005 - 11:36.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

Bring a picnic.


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