Mid-November round-up for workplace and social struggles

Just a round-up of news across a few different areas: As well as the ongoing organising at Deliveroo, cleaners organising through the UVW union at John Lewis and the London School of Economics, and the determined all-out strike by cleaners at Kinsley Academy, there’s also an impressive dispute by workers demanding the living wage at the Ritzy and Hackney Picturehouses, featuring what I think is the first picket-line dragon I’ve ever seen:

You can donate to their strike fund here. Teaching assistants in County Durham have also been out on strike in response to a threatened pay cut, and are taking donations for a strike fund here.

In other social struggles, community organising group ACORN, having built a strong renters’ group in Bristol, and organised tenants in Newham, are looking to expand elsewhere, and just held their first workshop in Sheffield. Police Spies Out of Lives and the Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance will be holding a picket of the undercover policing inquiry on Monday November 21st to demand the cops stop trying to derail and undermine the inquiry. On Saturday 26th, Manchester Antifascists will be travelling over to Bolton to oppose some local fascists, and are asking attendees to get in touch with them privately as they won’t be announcing a public meet-up point. Finally, Saturday 3rd of December will be the tenth national demonstration at Yarl’s Wood detention centre, with transport arranged from London, Birmingham, Coventry, Bristol, Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester, Doncaster/Sheffield, Oxford, Bath, Leeds, Brighton and York.

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