Monthly Archives: May 2017

Striking Haitian garment workers attacked by riot police, make appeals for solidarity

Low-paid garment workers in Haiti have launched a strike movement calling for increased wages. In response, the bosses have called in riot police, who’ve tried to break the workers’ resistance with tear gas and rubber bullets. The Haitian workers’ movement … Continue reading

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Construction conflicts: Crossrail wildcat, and Frank Morris reinstated again

A few pieces of news from rank-and-file workers fighting back in the construction industry: A wildcat strike broke out at Crossrail this week, with electricians stopping work at Canning Town, Holborn and Mile End in a long-running dispute over bonus … Continue reading

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Manchester antifascists statement on the attack

From Manchester Antifascists: “SMASH ISIS – SUPPORT YPG As anti fascists we do not hesitate to condemn last nights attack which was undoubtedly ordered or inspired by the Salafi Fascists of ISIS, Al Qaeda or similar. The people of Manchester … Continue reading

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“Appropriate action will be taken”: LSE bosses try to menace striking cleaners

Management at the London School of Economics have written to striking cleaners, claiming that some of them had breached the government’s code of practice on picketing, asking them not to strike in future, and warning that “we are in the … Continue reading

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LSE cleaners’ strike continues, and other upcoming events…

In workplace news, the United Voices of the World union have a lot going on this week: the 5th day of the LSE cleaners strike is on Wednesday 24th, there’s the Feminist Fightback filmshowing about their struggles on Friday 26th, … Continue reading

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Socialism in three cantons? A view from Washington

In the ongoing discussions of the social experiment taking place in Rojava, the economic aspect often tends to get neglected. You can read a lot about the military aspect, the war against ISIS, co-operation with US forces and so on, … Continue reading

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Cleaners and security guards strike together, Wednesday 17th May

Security guards organised through the IWGB grassroots union at the University of London will be out on strike on Tuesday 16th-Wednesday 17th, fighting for fair pay, an end to zero hours contracts and proper payslips. Meanwhile, cleaners at the London … Continue reading

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