Monthly Archives: January 2013

HMVictory! Irish shop staff show the way.

HMV staff in Ireland have won an impressively speedy victory this week. After being told that they wouldn’t be paid wages owed to them when the company went bust, staff at a number of stores went into occupation, and this … Continue reading

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Welfare, workplace and repression news: Mid-January round-up.

Just a quick overview of a few recent developments: in welfare news, claimants have won a notable victory over Atos by pressuring the Co-op into not renewing their contract with the company. Claimants are also currently fighting Atos in the … Continue reading

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Julie Burchill: a class act

By now, a lot’s been said about Julie Burchill’s bigotry. As a general rule, I don’t really think it’s worth spending much time on the likes of Burchill, Clarkson and Littlejohn with their outrageous politically incorrect opinions that they have … Continue reading

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Are jobcentres bullying claimants illegally?

Johnny Void’s consistently excellent coverage of welfare issues continues with a new article on Universal Jobmatch and the importance of not consenting to being monitored by the DWP. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the article is not the article … Continue reading

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