Monthly Archives: November 2018

Grimethorpe school staff win against redundancies, Birkenhead shipyard strike begins

In Ladywood, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire, school staff are returning to work with their heads held high after their all-out strike beat attempts to sack a number of dinner ladies and get teaching assistants to cover their work. Having … Continue reading

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National day of action against Universal Credit, Saturday 1st December

Unite Community have finally started confirming some of the details for their upcoming day of action against Universal Credit. Obviously, this is all pretty inadequate, especially the late notice, since these events would be a lot more powerful if they … Continue reading

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Amabsolutely afabulous: again with the gender binary

Jane Clare Jones recently published a reply to my comments on her analysis of the gender binary. A further review of the points of disagreement, to see if we can clear anything up*: One of the points I made was … Continue reading

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Recent workplace wins: TGI Fridays, Bolton NHS and a London climbing centre

A few recent workplace victories I forgot to include in my last round-up: At TGI Fridays, the recent strikes have led to some gains. “A series of well-publicized strikes (click here, here and here for more) over tipping and minimum … Continue reading

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Mid-November round-up of UK workplace and social struggles, and upcoming events

In mainstream union news, the Communication Workers’ Union are calling for people to join a day of action in defence of post offices on December 1st, with events currently planned for Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, London, Aberdeen, Crawley, Nottingham, Chester, Basingstoke, … Continue reading

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Against 4Chan Stalinism

For quite a while now, I’ve been amazed at the amount of tolerance that’s been shown for Red London, a “communist” meme page known for taking nazi 4chan memes and literally just replacing the word “Hitler” with “Stalin”, as well … Continue reading

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