Renting a room with Fortis is not as fabulous as you might expect after reading their publicity. Problems such as water leaks, overcharges, deposit theft and lack of hot water for weeks are quite common in most of their accommodations throughout the UK. Management's policy is to ignore maintenance issues for many weeks to reduce costs. Over … Continue reading Renting with Fortis?
Liverpool Solidarity Federation concluded its dispute with Secure Lettings. The dispute ended positively with the three tenants involved receiving the whole deposit back and a compensation due to the damp and mold issues during the tenancy. Landlords and letting agencies continue to exploit the vulnerable and transient nature the current housing sector forces tenants to live … Continue reading Unsecure Lettings
This year, we made our voices heard at Liverpool Pride, because Pride is a day of struggle and celebration. Celebration of our sexualities, our bodies, our identities and our affections. Struggle against an oppressive society which represses and humiliates those who don't fit their moulds. We said loud and clear that, despite the appearance of tolerance, homophobia and … Continue reading Louder than proud
In the coming days lecturers from 65 universities across the country are going on strike. In Liverpool, the UoL and the School of Tropical Medicine will be affected. The strike action, called out by UCU, is in response to the newest attack to their working conditions. This time it is about the pensions. Lecturers are faced with … Continue reading Solidarity across the Campus!
Venmore mistreated two tenants in Wavertree. The agency ignored repairs for six months, stole part of the deposit without any evidence and tried to unlawfully increase the rent. Renting with Venmore is a nightmare. You have problems from the very beginning and this is the case with these two tenants. Before moving into the house, the tenants … Continue reading Nightmare with Venmore
Liverpool SolFed is organising a campaign against bad working conditions in the hospitality sector. The hospitality industry, which includes workplaces like pubs, restaurants, hotels, canteens, etc. has an important presence in the city and is well known for abuses and exploitation. Our aim is to get willing workers of the sector together to fight back … Continue reading Stop abuses in Hospitality!
At Easter, Liverpool-SolFed made a call out to protest against working conditions at Sandemans, a company who offers "Free Tours" in Liverpool and across Europe. "Free Tour" does not mean that guides are volunteers. In Sandeman’s case they are ‘self-employed workers’ and their incomes are based on the tips that are given at the end … Continue reading Against work insecurity!
Although Liverpool-SolFed is still a small and very recent group, we were present at the May Day demonstration in Liverpool. A few comrades join the parade from Toxteth Library to St. Georges Hall alongside different unions and groups active in the area. The march was quite well attended and developed in a festive and protest … Continue reading SolFed in Liverpool streets for May day
Last Monday we reached an agreement with Alpha Care which satisfies the economic demands made by a former worker. This company, specialising in home-care, owed the worker some unpaid hours, mileage and holiday pay. She decided to leave the company because of the working conditions. Liverpool SolFed supported the worker’s demands and distributed, along with other … Continue reading Dispute closed with Alpha Care
Liverpool SolFed stands in solidarity with striking RMT members and ASLEF members refusing to cross the picket line. The full context of this dispute is scandalous - corrupt local politicians are allowing Merseyrail to take up to a quarter of all passenger fares - profits in the region of £14 million a year – and … Continue reading SolFed stands in solidarity with striking RMT members