Upcoming events: benefits, the NHS, Deliveroo, Britain First and more…

Just a quick reminder of a few upcoming events over the next few days:

On Thursday 30th, there’s the national day of action against benefit sanctions – see here for a full (if slightly untidy) list of planned events.

On Saturday 1st, there’s a Yorkshire march for the NHS in Leeds, following which both Leeds and Brighton will see co-ordinated mass bike rides as part of the ongoing struggle at Deliveroo. Meanwhile, over in the capital, there’s a protest against the planned scrapping of housing benefits for 18-21 year olds, and Britain First plan to be out making April Fools of themselves – London Antifascists will be opposing them, although the meeting point’s not been publicly announced yet.

As a side note, there’s been quite a lot written about the recent wave of grassroots union struggles, largely among casualised workers and the “gig economy”:

There’s a Telegraph report on the IWGB’s tribunal win against Excel Couriers, a Guardian article from Jason Moyer-Lee of the IWGB, a New Statesman write-up on the gig economy, an article on the LSE cleaners’ strike, a Novara report from the LSE picket lines, a statement of solidarity with Lisa McKenzie who was arrested on dodgy charges during the strike, an overview of the Deliveroo struggle from the Transnational Social Strike Platform, and a broader look at the situation from Jacobin.

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