Monthly Archives: August 2017

Rent strike wins in Parkdale, Canada!

Residents in the working-class Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto have been on rent strike since the start of May, as chronicled in this interview. Now, they’ve declared victory: “Statement of the Rent Strikers’ Negotiating Committee Today we are pleased to announce … Continue reading

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August 11th: Solidarity with Indiana prisoners – end the mail ban!

There’s a call for people to contact the Indiana Department of Corrections on August 11th in co-ordination with a protest that’ll be taking place against the incredibly restrictive  new mail rules. People can ring IDOC director Rob Carter at (317) … Continue reading

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Workplace round-up for early August

Once again, there’s a lot going on. In London, employees at two McDonald’s stores are balloting for strike action over working conditions and bullying of union members, which has to be the biggest action at a UK McDonald’s since at … Continue reading

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Know your rights at the jobcentre: claimants have the right to appeal a decision for up to 13 months

In another high-profile legal defeat for the government, following on from the scrapping of tribunal costs, a court has just ruled that claimants have the right to appeal for up to 13 months, meaning that the previous one-month time limit … Continue reading

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Know your rights at work: Overtime and holiday pay

In a relatively low-profile case this week, a tribunal ruled that payments for entirely voluntary duties, such as voluntary overtime, standby, call-out work and travel-time linked to that work, should be included in the calculation of workers’ holiday pay. This … Continue reading

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