Ivy-ictory! Ivy House strike wins

The Ivy House strike which started earlier this week has now ended, after the strikers announced:

“We are pleased to announce that the committee have written to us with an offer agreeing in full to all of our terms and we have voted to accept!

Victory for the workers! If you strike you will win! We are all going back to work with fixed hour contracts, full union recognition and the 4 sacked workers are reinstated with backdated pay!”

Meanwhile, more events are being confirmed daily for the Fast Food Shutdown on Thursday – one recent write-up lists the following events:

Rally In Leicester Square – London (11am)

McDonald’s, TGI Fridays, and Wetherspoons workers are getting together for a rally in Leicester Square to demand change across the hospitality industry. If you can attend, please do bring flags, banners and spoons.

Facebook event:

Support Striking Workers Near You.

Some of the striking workers have called demonstrations and rallies near where they are striking.  If you live near by please do go along to show your support.

Brighton Midnight Picket 00:01-01:00 04 October Facebook Event

Brixton – London 0800-0900 Morning Picket Facebook Event: 

Leicester Square – London 11:00 – Facebook event: 

Brighton Evening Rally 18:30 – Facebook event

Show your Solidarity on Social Media

You can show your solidarity with Wetherspoons strikers by ‘crossing spoons’. Take a picture of yourself, or a group holding crossed spoons and share it on social media with the hashtag #SpoonStrike – You can also use the hashtag #FFS410

Join An Action: 

Uber Eats Strikes: 

  • Brighton – Uber Eats Strike

  • Bristol – UberEats strike 18:00-20:00 McDonald’s Broadmead Link

  • Cardiff – UberEats Strike –  Picket: 17:00-20:00 McDonald’s, 14 Queen St, Cardiff  (16:00 – Banner Making) Facebook Event

  • Glasgow UberEats strike Facebook Link: 

    • 12:00 midday rally @ George square

    • 18:00 evening rally @ George square

  • London:

    • Uber Eats Strike – 17:00 – 21:00

    • Rally at Uber HQ  – 17:30 Uber 1 Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman St, London E1 8FA (By Aldgate East Station)  Facebook Event

    • Solidarity Pickets (Come down and make some noise)

      • Holborn: 12 High Holborn, London WC1V 6JS

      • Clapham: 130 – 134 Clapham High St, London SW4 7UH

      • Bethnal Green: 436 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0DJ

      • North Finchley: 772/774 High Rd, North Finchley, London N12 9QH

  • Newcastle: Uber Eats Strike Picket:17:00  McDonal’ds Grainger St and Northumberland St

  • Plymouth – UberEats Strike

  • Southampton – Uber Eats Strike

Solidarity Actions: 

  • Aberystwyth – Solidarity Action (Details tbc)

  • Birmingham – IWW Solidarity Action (leafleting public and couriers) 17:00 Onwards  4 Cherry Street Birmingham B2 5AL

  • Bradford – IWW Solidarity Action 18:00, McDonaldsForster Square Bradford

  • Chester: “Solidarity Action”  10.30-12 Wetherspoons The Square Bottle, 78 Foregate Street, Chester, CH1 1JG (Organised by Momentum Cheshire West with Unite Community)

  • Leeds: “Solidarity with the #FastFoodStrike” 16:30-17:30, McDonald’s Leeds Briggate LS1 6 (Organised by Leeds Socialist Students & Young Socialists Yorkshire) , Facebook event:

  • London:

    • Camden “Camden Town Solidarity Protest with Striking Fast Food Workers”15:30-16:30 McDonald’s, 112 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 0LU  (Organised by Momentum Camden and Camden Unite the Community) Facebook Event. 

    • Kentish Town: “Kentish Town Solidarity Protest with Striking Workers” 08:30-09:30 (Organised by Momentum Camden (Kentish Town)) Facebook Event

  • Manchester – IWW Solidarity Action & “Solidarity with McDonald’s, TGI Fridays and Wetherspoons Strikes”17:00 McDonald’s, Picadilly Gardens Manchester, Facebook Event 

  • Newcastle: “McStrike Solidarity Event” 12:00-13:30, McDonald’s Restaurant, 64-70 Northumberland Street, NE17 Newcastle upon Tyne (Organised by  Momentum Tyne and Wear) Facebook Event 

  • Sheffield – IWW Solidarity Action (Details tbc)

  • Sheffield – “Strike Solidarity: Call to Action!” 11:30-13:30, Sheffield Town Hall, Sheffield (Organised by Sheffield Momentum) Facebook Event.

  • Swansea – IWW Solidarity Action: 16:30 Castle Gardens, Swansea,

    Wrexham – IWW / Unite Community Solidarity Action, 14:00, McDonald’s / Wetherspoons

  • York (Details tbc)

If you want an action to be listed here, email: oespley[@]waronwant.org

Organise Your Own Action: 

If you want to organise your own action, please do. Think creatively and share what you do on social media using the hashtag #FFS410.

If you have footage or photos that you’re willing to share freely, you can upload it for redistribution to the media here. [bit.ly/ffs410media] 

Any action you take should always be supportive of the workers taking action. If you engage with workers at any workplace, respect the fact that they may be very busy so be courteous and reassuring. Do not make their job any harder (E.g. do not make a mess that somone has to clean up) and respect the fact they may not have the time or desire to speak to you.

About nothingiseverlost

"The impulse to fight against work and management is immediately collective. As we fight against the conditions of our own lives, we see that other people are doing the same. To get anywhere we have to fight side by side. We begin to break down the divisions between us and prejudices, hierarchies, and nationalisms begin to be undermined. As we build trust and solidarity, we grow more daring and combative. More becomes possible. We get more organized, more confident, more disruptive and more powerful."
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