Help take Philip Green to the cleaners

Anyone interested in unions and workers’ organisations may already be familiar with the United Voices of the World, a small grassroots union that’s had some impressive successes organising cleaners in London in recent years. They’re currently in the middle of their most ambitious campaign yet, having started organising at the national clothing chain Topshop and seen two cleaners suspended for union activity, and have called a national day of action for this Saturday. The main action will be at the Oxford Street flagship store, but they’re claiming there’ll also be things happening in “Liverpool, Dundee, Edinburgh, Loughborough, Norwich, Sheffield, Gloucester, Plymouth, Glasgow, Norfolk, Cambridge, and possibly Newcastle and Birmingham”, so keep an eye out if you live in any of those places – Class War seem to be taking on an active role in organising events across the country. UVW’s imaginative and energetic campaigns have already helped build organisation among cleaners and won concessions from a few different employers, and successfully organising at Topshop would be a real victory towards driving working conditions up across the high street and beyond, helping to build organisation in some of the many workplaces where the old TUC unions have no presence at all. An injury to one is an injury to all, and a victory for the Topshop Two will be a victory for all of us.

Reinstate the Topshop 2!

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"The impulse to fight against work and management is immediately collective. As we fight against the conditions of our own lives, we see that other people are doing the same. To get anywhere we have to fight side by side. We begin to break down the divisions between us and prejudices, hierarchies, and nationalisms begin to be undermined. As we build trust and solidarity, we grow more daring and combative. More becomes possible. We get more organized, more confident, more disruptive and more powerful."
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