• 1st OCTOBER ACTIONS
Eastbourne Trades Council are calling for an Enough is Enough action on Ist October in line with the National #EnoughisEnough action. Meet at the Libary at 12 noon for a protest and rally followed by the march. https://fb.me/e/2Yc8K3ayk
● 1st October 115,000 CWU posties strike. Eastbourne picket is in Southfield Road outside the Sorting Office. From 6am to noon ish. Note CWU picket also takes place on 30th September.
● 1st October. 40,000 RMT members out on Network Rail & 14 train operating companies. Eastbourne picket is at the Station 6am to noon ish
● 1st October. 10,000 ASLEF train drivers in 12 TOCs will be on the 1st day of a two-day action. The 2nd day will be on 5th October.
● CWU announced 19 strike days from mid October to beginning December.
● UCU: Further Education colleges in England are being hit by the biggest wave of industrial action in the sector since national pay bargaining was abolished by the Tories in the 90s. UCU members in 26 colleges have voted for 10 days of strikes throughout September and October.
The action is in response to a derisory 2.5% pay offer from the Association of Colleges. College staff pay has already fallen by 35% over the last decade, and with the current cost of living crisis, lecturers and support staff are now facing even greater hardship as inflation heads towards 20%.
● DOCKERS. 500 Liverpool dockers will go on strike for a fortnight from Monday 19 September. They will be joined on Friday 23 September by a delegation of 1,900 Felixstowe dockers who will also be striking from Tuesday 27 September for eight days
● CRIMINAL BARRISTERS, members of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) are continuing their industrial action with a continuous and indefinite strike.
● 96 RMT MEMBERS at ORSTED ENERGY in Barrow upon Furness and Birkenhead agreed two 48 hour stoppages in a row over pay.
Strike action took place on 23-24 September and again due on 30th September and 1st of October. The union is calling for an inflation-plus pay rise, and the RMT members feel that the Prospect union, recognised by the company, is not reflecting the frustrations of the workforce.
● NORTH LONDON BUSES. ARRIVA.
Strike action will begin on Tuesday 4 October and will run continuously until the pay dispute is resolved.
● A fresh Arriva Kent strike was announced after Arriva failed to make a fresh pay offer. Six hundred bus drivers who are employed by Arriva and based in Kent will take strike action on Friday 30 September. The strike action will cause disruption throughout the county.
● CWU BT Telecom Strike dates announced 6th, 10th, 20th and 24th October ✊
● GMB starts historic first formal strike ballot at an Amazon warehouse in the UK (in Coventry) 👏
• The PCS Civil Service union started balloting for strikes on 26th September.
● Fire Brigades Union announces it is preparing to ballot for strike action following consultation in branches.
“Firefighters save lives, but we don’t get paid like it. Our message is simple: fair pay or fire strike.”
•Royal College of Nursing announced new dates for our delayed industrial action strike ballot. Eligible members across the UK will be balloted between Thursday 6 October and Wednesday 2 November.
● On 24th September the NEU launched the preliminary electronic stage of the biggest teachers ballot in a generation. #TeachersDeserveBetter
The NEU will be working hard to ensure the Government #PayUp
● UCU members across the prison system are to be balloted for strike action over a below inflation pay award. The offer of 2% this year and 3% next year will see union members vote on strike action between 14 September and 5 October. According to their union, education staff working in the prison system have seen their pay decrease in real terms by 25% since 2009.
28th September 2022