Late June round-up of workplace, legal and other news

Cautiously pessimistic

A quick roundup of ongoing struggles and upcoming events:

At SOAS, an occupation’s just ended after occupiers received confirmation that:

  • The refectory will remain open, and staff redundancies have been reversed.
  • All catering staff will be moved onto the better terms offered to other outsourced SOAS staff under the IFM contract, by 1st of August 2017.
  • Negotiations will begin with Elior to end all zero-hours contracts.
  • Negotiations with Unison will ensure that catering staff receive the unpaid London Living Wage increases in full.

At the Ritzy in London, there’s been an ongoing community picket since a number of workers were sacked for their union activity. If you’re in the South London area, contact South London supports the Picturehouse strikers to get involved. There’s also an upcoming strike date on July 1st, although I’m not sure if that’s just Hackney or if other Picturehouse locations will also be…

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