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St Barts Strikers Up the Ante

20 July 2017 - 4:30pm

On Saturday 15 July 2017, Barts strikers organised a demonstration and rally. Local community groups came out to support the strikers who had been striking for fair pay. 

The largely black and migrant workers are striking for a 30p per hour pay rise. They are employed by Serco, a multinational that profits from the privatisation of the NHS.

Serco also runs for-profit immigration detention centres, such as Yarlswood, where there have been numerous allegations of abuse and poor treatment. Detention centres effectively imprison people who have committed no crime.

North African Food Sovereignty Network launched

17 July 2017 - 11:15am

War on Want's Senior Programme Officer for the North Africa and West Asia region, Hamza Hamouchene, was actively involved in supporting the development of and launch of the North African Network for Food Sovereignty. Pambazuka covered the launch of the network and its charter.

Demonstration: Upping the Ante: St Barts Trust Cleaners March

13 July 2017 - 10:30am

  • EVENT DATE: Saturday 15 July 2017, 11:15am
  • LOCATION: Royal London Hospital, Turner Street, (Off Whitechapel Road), London, E1 1BB

After 5 days of strike action, the striking cleaners and porters of St Barts Hospital Trust will be marching from the Royal London Hospital through the East End to Mile End hospitals. Featuring speeches from the strikers and also the striking cleaners from LSE. 

New report: HSBC a ‘crucial link in the chain’ of Palestinian oppression says War on Want

12 July 2017 - 12:30pm

Some of the UK’s best known banks and financial institutions are complicit in Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people according to a new report by War on Want.

Taylor Review: there’s nothing modern about exploitation

11 July 2017 - 12:15am

 

Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Responding to the recommendations made in the Matthew Taylor Review on Modern Employment, Owen Espley Labour Rights campaigner at War on Want said:

“Matthew Taylor’s recommendations are toothless and will do little to end the exploitation and abuse of workers. For the most marginalised, women and migrant workers, who are treated as commodities not human beings, this report is a missed opportunity to end the unfair employment practices that blight their lives.

UK government complicit in Saudi Arabia’s war crimes, no matter what the high court says

10 July 2017 - 1:00pm

The court’s decision is dangerous, as it lends added legitimacy to a poorly regulated arms trade that allows for profit to be made from death and destruction, says War on Want.

St Barts Strike for Fair Pay

4 July 2017 - 6:15pm

Today, whilst politicians discussed the public sector pay cap, workers at St Barts NHS Hospital Trust went on strike to demand a 3% pay rise. The largely black and migrant workers work for SERCO, as cleaners, porters and security staff. Serco is a multimillion pound company that has profited from outsourcing and privitisation in the NHS.

Morning Star: HSBC Targeted Over Arm Sales

3 July 2017 - 11:30am

If HSBC is serious about a commitment to human rights, its first step must be to immediately end its business relationship with companies that sell weapons to Israel, says War on Want.

Trump visit: Government must not 'cosy up' to US president

3 July 2017 - 10:15am

The last thing the UK government should be offering is a veneer of respectability to someone who promotes divisive and reactionary policies such as Muslim and refugee bans.

A People's Food Policy launched

29 June 2017 - 12:15pm

War on Want joined over 80 food and farming organisations in producing "A People's Food Policy". The policy briefing is a ground-breaking manifesto outlining a people’s vision of food and farming in England. The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide consultations with grassroots organisations, NGOs, trade unions, community projects, small businesses and individuals.

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