Monthly Archives: May 2017

Haiti garment strike continues, call to pressure Gildan

The strike wave among low-paid Haitian garment workers is continuing in the face of harsh repression. The latest report from Port Au Prince is that: “Garment workers in Haiti took the streets again today in Operasyon Bra Kwaze (Operation Arms Crossed)! … Continue reading


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Workplace and social struggles – late May/early June round-up

As ever, there’s a fair bit of stuff going on. In workplace news, the Equality and Human Rights Commission dispute over redundancies and the surprise sacking of nine staff continues – last week workers in London were out, now it’s … Continue reading

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Irish Water updates – Jobstown and more

Over in Ireland, the struggle against water meters and water charges is still going strong, and the state is still attempting to criminalise it. The big story at the moment is still the Jobstown trial, where some protestors who caused … Continue reading

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Folsom Prison blues: inmates launch hunger strike, ask for calls and emails in support

As of May 25th, inmates at California’s notorious Folsom State Prison have launched a hunger strike in protest against unbearable living conditions. They’re asking for people to contact the following officials in support of their action: Chief Deputy Inspector General … Continue reading

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Sofia, Bulgaria: two weeks in, the prison strike stays solid

Updates on the Sofia prison strike from the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association: “Don’t listen to the false news from BTV The strike in Sofia central prison continues with 30 prisoners refusing to leave their cells to go to work and another … Continue reading

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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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