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Sharon Sukhram's Articles

Southern Rail Conductor

No Mr Grayling, the #SouthernStrike is very much about safety

15 Dec 2016, By

Chris Grayling and Southern Rail are trying to convince us that the Southern strike is not about safety. They insist that extending driver only trains, which is at the heart of the dispute between Southern Rail, RMT and ASLEF, is safe. Grayling and Southern Rail talk in certainties, which are totally misleading. According to Grayling:…

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Photo credit: Department for Transport Flickr - New Southern Trains

Is Southern Rail putting savings before safety?

11 Oct 2016, By

Last week Southern Rail’s attempts to blame its shambolic running of the franchise on its staff and the RMT monumentally backfired – with passengers taking to Twitter to tell Southern what they really thought of the company. It was bruising. So bruising that managers were then asked to remove the ‘Strike back’ posters because of…

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Safety (sp)in numbers

#SouthernBackOnTrack – Safety spun in numbers

04 Oct 2016, By

Southern Rail – having seemed to have learnt nothing from their disastrous social media campaign yesterday with #southernbackontrack – have come back for more of a metaphorical kicking. In today’s Metro Southern’s advert ‘Safety in numbers’ attempts to mislead the public on the safety element of the dispute with RMT. Southern want to remove guards…

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Sportswear brands commit to decent work in the Philippines

23 Aug 2012, By

On 17 August 2012, major sportswear brands sourcing from the Philippines signed a ground-breaking agreement to cooperate on promoting the right to freedom of association, and implementation of national labour laws and international labour standards in their supply chains.

Olympics block our workers’ human rights campaign

17 Aug 2012, By

Thousands of campaigners calling on Jacques Rogge and the International Olympic Committee to respect workers’ human rights have had their emails blocked by the IOC this week. As part of the Playfair 2012 campaign, we’ve been running an email action to the IOC, asking for action from the head of the Olympic movement to respect…

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Olympics: Building a better world through sport – but without respect for workers’ rights

30 Mar 2012, By

The Olympic Movement says that is aims to “build a better world through sport” and the Olympic Charter states “Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on…respect for universal fundamental ethical principles”. For the Playfair 2012 campaign this should mean respecting people’s fundamental rights at work, including the right to join/form a trade…

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