Monday 13th to Saturday 18th October – a week of trade union action against low pay
On Monday Camden UNISON members will be supporting fellow UNISON members and other striking NHS staff as they stage a four-hour walkout over the Government’s refusal to honour the NHS Pay Review Body’s recommendation of a mere 1% (!) rise for health workers. The action lasts from 7.00-11.00 AM and the Camden UNISON branch banner will be at University College Hospital, Euston Road, WC1. NHS staff will also be mounting other forms of industrial action, short of a strike, during the course of the week.
Though a final decision will be taken on Thursday, the expectation remains that Camden UNISON branch members alongside GMB co-workers across schools and a wide range of Council services will themselves be on strike on Tues 14 October, in the continuing fight over NJC pay – with a Town Hall rally (Judd Street and Euston Road, WC1) taking place in the late morning. A central London event may follow early that afternoon.
Further Education college lecturers in the UCU at Westminster Kingsway College will also be taking strike action that day, while on Wednesday (15 October), members of the biggest civil service union, the PCS, will also be taking action at Camden workplaces such as the British Library and HM Revenue & Customs Euston Tower. The week culminates in the TUC-organised ‘Britain Needs A Pay Rise’ demonstration, assembling on Saturday morning 18 October from 10.30 onwards on the Embankment near Blackfriars Bridge.
RMT members on London Underground will be staging two days of action over the continued threat to shut all Tube ticket offices and cut some 950 jobs – starting from Tuesday night (14 Oct) at 9.00pm, through to 9pm on Thursday night (16 Oct).