Monthly Archives: April 2017

Deliveroo riders tell their stories: new Rebel Roo and Unworkable out now!

It’s a busy day for media produced by Deliveroo workers: Rebel Roo 6 has just come out, with stories from the successful campaigns in Leeds and Brighton as well as a wildcat strike in Marseille, while Unworkable, a podcast on … Continue reading

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Early April round-up: Irish Water, Workers’ Memorial Day and more…

Saturday the 8th of April will see a protest in Bradford against the scrapping of housing benefit for 18-21 year olds. That day will also see strike action against Southern Rail, Northern Rail, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North, so if … Continue reading

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New evidence of union complicity in blacklisting workers

In the latest development from the long-running scandal over the blacklisting of construction workers, previously confidential files have been released that show the level of union complicity in helping employers to keep workers from getting jobs. The Guardian reports: “Previously … Continue reading

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Call for international solidarity with jailed Indian workers

While I’m passing on things I spotted way too late for them to be of much use, here’s an appeal from the Maruti Suzuki Workers Union in India: “Comrades, You are aware of the repression on us by the nexus … Continue reading

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Release the names now! Royal Courts of Justice, 9am, Wednesday 5th April

Passing on this call from the Police Spies Out of Lives campaign – I know I’m extremely late in sharing it, but in case anyone can make it along at this short notice, better late than never: “Join us to … Continue reading

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Against the scrapping of housing benefit for under-21s: Bradford, 8 April

While there hasn’t been much in the way of organised opposition to the disgusting legislation that’s taken away housing benefit for 18-21 year olds, there does seem to be some signs of resistance to it: there was a protest last … Continue reading

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