Cleaners strike protest near London Olympic site

Cleaners strike over pay and conditions on London Underground and Docklands Light Railway.

Three day strike at Whipps Cross Hospital

Whipps Cross

This week there was an escalation in the long running dispute betweeen cleaners, porters and switchboard staff, and their private employers at Whipps Cross Hospital in East London.

London: Hospital porters and cleaners on strike

Whipps Cross

Porters, cleaners and switchboard staff employed by Rentokil Initial, based at Whipps Cross Hospital in East London, have been on strike since 21st July.

Tube cleaners shafted by Blue Diamond

A £20 million contract to clean London Underground stations has been terminated after it was revealed hundreds of cleaners had been underpaid.

Pensions relapse - companies close final salary schemes

Two FTSE 100 companies have followed the example of Rentokil in closing their final salary pension schemes, with another likely to follow.

Unions to 'step up' pension fight

Trades unions will need to "step up" their defence of pension schemes in the coming year, the TUC leader has said.