The University of London IWGB branch has been making the following demands for months:
- Equal pension, sick pay and holiday rights
- Guarantees of jobs for Garden Halls workers
- Proper consultation and negotiation with the union
Balfour Beatty Workplace and the University of London have failed to resolve these issues. As a result, the IWGB is now preparing for strike action. This has been approved in principle at previous branch meetings.
The IWGB General Secretary has now written to the company to start the process. This means any strike will be legal and no worker can be sacked for taking part. The next step is to discuss how the strike will work, and to consult all members through an official ballot.
WE ALL NEED TO WORK TOGETHER ON THIS, SO PLEASE COME TO THE NEXT BRANCH MEETING, FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER AT SOAS.
THE MEETING WILL START AT 12, SO SENATE HOUSE PORTERS CAN ATTEND, AND CARRY ON UNTIL 3, SO PLEASE COME WHEN YOUR SHIFTS FINISH.
Any questions, just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Henry on 07922810798