End sweatshop labour
The National Shop Stewards Network which is supported by the RMT is making a call for a national strike to follow the upcoming march against austerity on 20th October.
The NSSN has arranged a meeting for the 24th of October, 7pm at ULU, Malet Street WC1E 7HY. (Map.)
There's more info at the NSSN website.
RAIL UNION RMT today reaffirmed its total opposition to “workfare” schemes on the railways, where claimants are forced to work for benefits, after suggestions emerged that Southern may be engaging in such a scheme.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:
“RMT is investigating reports from our branches that Southern may be in the process of rolling out a “workfare” scheme and we are demanding assurances from the company that any such plan would be dropped immediately.
A demonstration is to take place at the offices of UBS at 100, Liverpool Street, EC2, to protest against the actions of Lancaster (Rentokil).
Alberto Durango was sacked from Lancaster on 4th February 2010 for organising the workers and standing up for their rights. Alberto is a good friend of London RMT Bus Workers and they are asked to attend and give their support to him and the cleaners.
The cleaners are being pressured to agree to a cut in working hours with subsequent loss of pay while still being expected to do the same amount of work.
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- Appeal to Support Thai Electronics Workers
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Go Karting @ Revolution Karting
- Meet other young members!
- Find out how to get involved in the RMT!
- Race people from your work, other areas and other companies!
Location: Mile End
Date: Sunday 7th December
Cost: Absolutely Nothing!
For more info, and to reserve your place, call 07734-364302
'No Sweat' is a campaign against sweatshop working conditions supported by RMT.
It organises in solidarity with sweatshop workers in Britain and around the world, helping to build strong union organisation.
No Sweat also campaigns to expose the way in which big name brands and high street stores exploit sweatshop labour to make profits, and organises fundraising, protest actions and speaker tours by trade unionists.
Visit their website by clicking here.