A group of warehouse workers in West London are asking for supporters to help an ongoing organising project. The Angry Workers of the World collective, who have previously organised a successful action to recover unpaid wages from a temp agency, want outside supporters to help spread information about their efforts without giving their own identities away to their employers. As they explain:
“It is difficult to do things alone because of the composition of labour and how the production process is organised. We also feel that here. It is difficult to meet or arrange meetings with co-workers because we all work different shifts, are knackered, have limited time and capacity to e.g. start a local newspaper for warehouse workers. So outside involvement is needed to aid workers’ self-organisation!
We plan to distribute a leaflet to fellow workmates at the two warehouse sites we work at very soon. The time is ripe, as a sizeable group of people who started at a similar time to us, who have been there a few months, are near breaking-point: fight or flight time. There is a sense that something has to happen, but with all the internal divisions and different shifts, we think that a well-timed leaflet could galvanise some action inside, to spread the idea of a common ‘going slow’-strategy that has been mentioned in various one-to-one conversations, and also to link up workers at both warehouse sites. We obviously can’t do this ourselves because we work there. We don’t fancy dressing up in a chicken costume to give them out either. So this is call for some practical support!
If you have some free time and want to get involved in any aspect of our work, from leafletting, setting up a newspaper, having some discussion…then get in touch! We will also be doing a session at the Anarchist Bookfair if people want to pop along to find out more…”
For those of us who don’t live in or around London but would like to keep informed about what they’re up to, they’ll also be holding a meeting in Liverpool at the end of the month. To get in touch with them, email email@example.com