Petrit at todays protest, still in good spirits and ready to carry on his fight for justice.
RMT union activist Petrit Mihaj was sacked from the outsourced catering firm Sodexo. Petrit had worked for the global outsourcing giant Sodexo for 10 years, in the catering department on Sodexo’s contract with London Underground. An Employment Tribunal ruled that he was unfairly dismissed for ligitimate trade union activities, but despite winning, Sodexo will not give him his job back. The judgement was scathing of the treatment he has received and pointed out numerous failings by the company during the investigation and suspension leading to this unfair dismissal.
More pics of todays protest HERE
Squatters occupy the recently closed 12 Bar Club in Denmark Street
The Club on Denmark street , part of the famous ‘Tin Pan Alley’ was closed early this month after the forced eviction go the club by the property development company Consolidated. The squatters are urging people to act now to save the History and spirit of London. They aim to protect the character of Soho, save independent shops, historic buildings and old music venues.
The Squatters will open the club on Friday 23 December at 7pm for an open mic session, all support welcome.
More pics here
On indefinite strike at Lambeth College
Staff at Lambeth College have begun an indefinite strike in their ongoing action against new contracts with worst conditions. Word is that management have made a new offer and staff will meet on Wednesday to discuss the latest offer, at which point a vote will be taken to determine where to except the offer. Watch this space!
More images of yesterdays rally on my website LondonCentrical
more info here at the strike site
Just a few images from London Pride at the Weekend.
More images at : http://www.demotix.com/news/5122939/thousands-parade-london-pride-celebrating-lgbt-community#media-5121028
On Wednesday the cycle action group ‘Stop Killing Cyclists’ held a protest at the Elephant & Castle, the scene of London’s 5th cycle fatality of the year, where 47-year old Abdelkhalak Lahyani was killed by a HGV. The main aim of the event was to highlight how easy it would be at this particular junction to make it a whole lot safer for cyclists with very little cost. Hopefully Southwark Council will look at this and make the changes. The proposed new cycle lane was marked out and then campaigners got busy with a box of chalk to write their own messages. ITV London news got the wrong end of the stick about the event and seemed to think the protest was going to block the junction and cause chaos in the area, this never happened and was never the intention.
The protest featured a mass ‘die-in’ and culminated in speeches from, amongst others, Donnachadh McCarthy co-founder of ‘Stop Killing Cyclists’. The event was also attended by the step son of Abdelkhalak Lahyani.
More pics at: http://www.demotix.com/users/david-rowe/profile