Cleaners striking at HSBC to kick off a class struggle May Day in London

Grassroots cleaners’ union CAIWU have finalised their plans for May 1st:

In the morning, cleaners at HSBC’s head offices are striking about overwork, intrusive management and lack of sick pay.

After that, at 12 noon they’ll be boarding an open-topped bus for a tour of various ongoing disputes throughout the city, stopping off at the Italian Consulate which recently sacked six cleaners, Lilian Baylis Technology School where cleaners are demanding a living wage, and at Facebook’s headquarters where catering staff are being victimised and overworked following a recent successful campaign for a wage increase.

Consulate Mayday 2019 flyer 1.4 front

Engie-LB Mayday 2019 flyer 0.7 front

Facebook-ToGo Mayday Flyer 2019 0.6 front

Other mayday-related events I’m aware of include the Barnsley festival of solidarity, Manchester’s anti-fascist 0161 Festival, and the Angry Workers of the World’s Marx reading group and film showing about workers organising in a German car factory.

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"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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