Cleaners win living wage after longest strike in City of London

Some good news for these workers… but their fight goes on.

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Follow this link for;

Top Shop Cleaners Petition Site

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Momentum Meeting – What next for Labour?- Weds 27 July 2016

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RIP Davey Hopper, Gen Sec of Durham Miners Association

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PTUC are saddened to hear of the passing of David Hopper, General Secretary of the Durham Miner’s Association. This is especially poignant as the last “Big Meeting”, was just last weekend. And that one was probably one of its largest and greatest. David Hopper committed his life to the struggle for socialism and, in particular, the cause of miners and the mining communities of County Durham...

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National Union of Teachers Strike 5 July 2016

Solidarity greetings to our NUT comrades striking tomorrow.

The closest event to Peterborough is a march in Cambridge. This is starting at 11am from Donkey Common.

This is a link to the

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Orgreave Truth & Justice – Banners Held High (Film)

An evening with the Orgreave truth and justice campaign, Friday 29 July at Peterborough Central Library ,John Clare Theatre, 19:00.

£5 on the door, £3 concession (over 60s and unemployed).

With Banners Held High documentary film plus speakers.

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Peterborough Portuguese Festival – Sat 9 and Sun 10 July

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PTUC will be enjoying the culture of Portugal and will have a stall here on the Sunday.

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Sign the petition to oppose HMRC closures

HM Revenue & Customs has announced its intent to close all 170 offices around the country and replace them with 13 regional centres and 4 specialist sites. The office closures will leave hundreds of staff facing redundancy and decimate local communities where HMRC is the major employer.

PTUC urge their followers and supporters to sign the petition, which can be found here;

HMRC Petition

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FBU’s campaign against cuts to the Fire Service in Suffolk

We Need YOUR Help

WE BELIEVE THAT THE FULL SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL SHOULD VOTE ON CUTS TO OUR FIRE SERVICE, NOT JUST THE NINE MEMBERS OF THE CABINET

A vote for cuts of this severity MUST be made by FULL Council, so all residents of Suffolk’s views are represented. The Nine Members of Cabinet only represent 17% of the voting population. This means 83% of peoples’ views will not be represented.
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service are looking to make the following cuts:
· 50% reduction of Fire Engines in Ipswich (from 6 to 3)
· Closing Wrentham Fire Station
· Removing a Fire Engine from Lowest...

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CWU Petition to defend the public’s postal service

No-one ever explained why the public should lose their voice in Royal Mail. Now it is privatised, there is a threat to employment standards, the company’s ability to modernise & grow and the uniformed price six day guaranteed delivery as Ofcom promotes a race to the bottom. We expect the government to act to defend the Postal Industry.

We are seeking a debate on Parliament on the protection of Postal Services.

You can help us by sharing this petition via social media, email and text.

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Petition against HMRC Office Closures

The news that large numbers of the country’s HMRC offices have been earmarked for closure cannot have escaped you.

Read PCS’ account of the story here;

http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/pcs_comment/pcs_comment.cfm/devastating-hmrc-closure-plan-must-be-subject-to-parliamentary-review

and sign the petition to save the tax offices here;

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/112342

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