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martinh
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Oct 30 2010 17:46
Next Catalyst

Deadline for the next issue is 14th November.

If anyone is interested in submitting stories please get in touch (PM me or email catalyst [at] solfed[dot]org [dot] uk).

We particularly welcome short reports (up to 200 words). You don't have to be in SF to write for Catalyst and we will be looking for a round-up on fighting cuts as well.

Regads,

Martin

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Dec 28 2010 01:04

Just wanted to say, the latest Catalyst is quality, especially the direct action fold-out.
Haven't seen it anywhere online though..?

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Dec 28 2010 01:16

Yeah it looks really good. The latest issue is online here.

Martin, any idea when the next batch are getting sent out? We gave out all ours at a street stall we did. Here's a pic of that very stall... wink

mons
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Dec 28 2010 01:23

The latest issue isn't there though: http://www.solfed.org.uk/?q=catalyst

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Dec 28 2010 01:56

Oh yeah, soz, my bad!

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Dec 28 2010 10:31

it's online here: http://www.solfed.org.uk/?q=catalyst/catalyst-25

but for some reason not displaying on the main Catalyst index. i'll look into it!

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Dec 28 2010 11:01

JK, you reckon you could stick it up in the library as well?

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Dec 28 2010 11:37
Joseph Kay wrote:
but for some reason not displaying on the main Catalyst index. i'll look into it!

fixed

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Dec 28 2010 13:18

The download link doesn't seem to be working at the link you provided, JK?

martinh
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Dec 28 2010 18:14

Sorry distro to locals is all **** up. I will try to chase up what is happening with couriers and get more in post if no joy

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Dec 28 2010 19:59
Asher wrote:
The download link doesn't seem to be working at the link you provided, JK?

fixed

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Dec 30 2010 20:42
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Contract cleaners at the prestigious University Hospital of Lund in Sweden are on strike over excessive workloads. Workers have just 36 seconds to clean a bathroom, which their union says puts both them and patients at risk through intense physical workloads and compromised hygiene standards.

The cleaners are employed by the private company ISS, who have been involved in a number of cases of poor working conditions, including the victimisation of migrant workers at SOAS university in London in 2009. Their union, the SAC is calling for international statements of solidarity and for letters of protest to be sent to the employer

From the 'International News' section of Catalyst #25.

Does anyone have contact info for the SAC to send such international solidarity statements?

I'm sure a couple of my co-workers would like to write and send one from the US (we are state workers in a facilities management department, which includes custodians along with building mantainence workers, tradesmen like electricians and plumbers and floor care workers etc)

A PM with contact info would be great.

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Dec 30 2010 23:45
SAC wrote:
We call on international solidarity, to send protests to the office of
your country, and send a copy to the section USIL, and t
peter.ljungbro@iss-fs.se
info@iss-fs.se, to the hospital director, bent.christensen@skane.se and to
barbro.halensjoberg@skane.se and also to the boss who mistreats the workers
maria.andersson@iss-ss.se

Amalia Alvarez
International SAC

Sample letter:

Our colleagues in the section USIL, cleaners working for ISS international
company, in the prestigious hospital in Lund, are on strike to denounce
the work load they are exposed to every day. One example is that the
workers have 36 seconds to clean a bathroom, this is a constant risk to
the health of patients attending the hospital in Lund and the workers
themselves and their families. Faced with this physical burden, and bad
conscience of failing to do the job for not having adequate time, USIL
section remains on strike until:

1. ISS lift the transfer of our fellow union representative Asdren K

2. that the workload is set down by 40%
3. that the boss Maria Andersson is removed from her headquarters for being
a factor influencing the health of personnel in the work environment, and
for being rude and having inappropriate attitudes to the resolution of
disputes with the staff.

We also hope that the company acts, in order to ensure the safety of their
customers and employees. We will be attentive to the development of this
conflict and do not exclude actions to correct this injustice committed against
the USIL section.

Carefully

Send the protest to the contact in your country. (Seek contact in your
country here. ISS WORLD CONTACT) and Please send a copy of your message
of protest to the comrades of the section usil@sac.se and to
peter.ljungbro@iss-fs.se , info@iss-fs.se , bent.christensen@skane.se ,
barbro.halensjoberg@skane.se , and also to the boss who mistreats the
workers maria.andersson@iss-ss.se

thanks for the solidarity!
No pasarán!

ISS WORLD CONTACT:

ARGENTINA: http://www.ar.issworld.com/Pages/contact.aspx

BELGIUM: http://www.be.issworld.com/pages/contact.aspx

BRASIL: http://www.br.issworld.com/sobre_a_iss_brasil/pages/escritorios.aspx

CHILE: info@cl.issworld.com o en la siguiente dirección:Av. Las Torres
1385, el Rosal, Huechuraba Santiago de Chile, Tel.: +56 2 726 6500 - Fax:
+56 2 726 6507 e-mail: info@cl.issworld.com

DENMARK: Adresse & Tlf ISS Facility Services A/S Møntmestervej 31 DK-2400
Copenhagen NV Tel.: +45 38 17 17 17 CVR: 14 40 60 42
http://www.dk.issworld.com/om_iss_dk/pages/kontakt2.aspx

GRECE: iss@gr.issworld.com
http://www.gr.issworld.com/Pages/contact.aspx

ITALY: e-mail: info@issfacilityservices.it
ISS Facility Services S.r.l.
Via Ettore Bugatti, 12 I-20142 MILANO ITALIA Tel: +39 02 8268191 Fax:
+39 02 82681990
http://www.it.issworld.com/Pages/contact.aspx

MEXICO: info@mx.issworld.com
http://www.mx.issworld.com/Pages/contact.aspx

POLSKA: iss@issworld.pl
http://www.pl.issworld.com/Pages/contact.aspx

ESPAÑA: Tel. 902 266 366 - info@es.issworld.com
http://www.es.issworld.com/Pages/contact.aspx

SWEDEN: peter.ljungbro@iss-fs.se
info@iss-fs.se

UNITED KINGDOM info@uk.issworld.com
http://www.uk.issworld.com/Pages/contact.aspx

Uruguay: info@uy.issworld.com
http://www.uy.issworld.com/Pages/Frontpage.aspx

Francia: grh@fr.issworld.com
http://www.fr.issworld.com/Pages/contact.aspx

Deutschland: frank.born@de.issworld.com

http://www.de.issworld.com/presse_und_aktuelles/News_Deutschland/Pages/ISSweitetMarktpositionaus.aspx

ISS WORLD CONTACT:
http://www.issworld.com/our_services/issworldcontact/pages/iss_world_contacts.aspx

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Dec 31 2010 10:01
Ed wrote:
JK, you reckon you could stick it up in the library as well?

will do when I have a reliable Internet connection, tomorrow probably.

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Jan 1 2011 19:58

Thanks for the information; I'll run it by my co-workers when I get back from my winter vacation this week (US public sector job = guilty pleasure).

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Jan 15 2011 15:54

Yo, so is anyone planning on sticking up the latest Catalyst on libcom?

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Jan 15 2011 18:44

yup: http://libcom.org/library/catalyst-25-newspaper-solidarity-federation