Four workers at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine suspended after peacefully protesting pay discrimination

At least four cleaners who attended a peaceful protest at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have been informed they will be suspended from work pending investigation. Cleaners, security guards and porters protested last Thursday at LSHTM after the University committed to bringing outsourced workers in house, but planned to pay them

Campaigners join London cycling instructors in call to scrap devastating 100% cuts to cycle training

Women’s cycling campaigners, local business owners, councillors, cyclists, and cycling instructors across London have signed an open letter calling for Sadiq Khan to immediately cancel proposed 100% cuts to in-person cycling training. Amidst the cost of living crisis, the proposed cuts would mean an end to cycling instructors’ main source of income. Cycling instructors also

Migrant cleaners at London Bridge Hospital whistleblow on Covid safety violations and launch campaign against HCA Healthcare

Outsourced migrant workers from the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) who clean at London Bridge Hospital launched a campaign for fair pay and equality yesterday. They also report endemic bullying, harassment and a slew of serious health and safety violations over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Mariana Blanco*, Cleaner, said: “We feel

Glasgow foster carers to demonstrate outside Town Hall as IWGB reveals council spends 2.4x more on privatised foster care

Glasgow foster carers from the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) will demonstrate in George Square on Friday 11 February at 11am over Glasgow City Council’s failure to negotiate over its 10-year freeze on child allowances for children in foster care. Leader of Glasgow City Council Susan Aitken pulled out of meetings scheduled for

Longest gig-economy strike escalates as Sheffield couriers blockade Sheffield McDonald’s

Yesterday, striking food delivery couriers, employed by the JustEat subcontractor Stuart Delivery, demonstrated outside of the Sheffield Archer Road McDonald’s. 60 drivers and supporters, joined by Paul Blomfield MP, blockaded the entrance to the McDonald’s, shutting down all orders for 45 minutes. Speeches were given by drivers and local business owners who came out to

Sheffield and Blackpool: UK’s longest ever gig-economy pay strike resumes after secret pay talks exposed

The UK’s longest ever gig-economy pay strike resumes today as Sheffield and Blackpool couriers from the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) relaunch industrial action and will picket McDonalds branches every day this week. Last week courier company  Stuart invited selected riders to closed-door meetings on pay which excluded all unionised workers. When IWGB