Just a quick reminder about two important events coming up this week:
On Wednesday 18th March, construction workers are calling for a mass picket outside the Construction News Awards following the sackings of workers for raising safety issues at Crossrail – a site where several workers have already lost their lives due to industrial accidents.
6pm Wed 18th March
Construction News Awards
On Thursday 19th of March, there’ll be protests against benefit sanctions at jobcentres across the country. Just as poor health and safety standards put us in danger when we’re in work, the threat of benefit sanctions causes deaths among those of us who are out of work. Looking further ahead, it’s worth noting that Boycott Workfare are calling for another week of action against workfare from 25th April-2nd May, as well as a welfare action gathering later in May. Whether we’re in paid work or not, we all need collective action to defend our living standards, and sometimes our very lives: these events are a promising contribution towards rebuilding that culture.