Cleaners, Kill the Bill, and sparks: mid-April round-up

A few quick updates:

On Friday 16th, cleaners organised through the grassroots union CAIWU will be protesting against sackings at Broadgate Estates in Central London. You can read more about the background to the dispute here.


Over the weekend, there’ll be more protests against the policing bill, with 38 planned at the time of writing. Currently the list stands at:

Saturday 12th April:


Gresley Square, Doncaster

Dorchester Town Pump, Dorchester


Williamson Square, Liverpool

Lowestoft town centre opposite WH Smiths, Lowestoft


Clock Tower, Aberystwyth

Barnstaple Square, Barnstaple

Bournemouth Square, Bournemouth

The Level, Brighton

Bedford Square, Exeter

The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone

Picton Fields, Haverfordwest

Clock Tower, Leicester

Wellington Arch, London

Market Hill, Luton

St Peter’s Square, Manchester

Monument, Newcastle

Norwich City Hall, Norwich

Devonshire Green, Sheffield

Hanley bus station, Stoke-on-Trent

Market House, Taunton

Bickley Street, Tooting

Police station, High Street, Winchester

Parliament Street, York


Carbis Bay, Cornwall


Bath Abbey Courtyard, Bath

Victoria Square, Birmingham

Exchange Square, Bristol

Bute Park Stone Circle, Cardiff

Magistrate’s Court, Cheltenham

Footbridge, Newport

Bonn Square, Oxford

Charles Cross Police Station, Plymouth

Southsea Bandstand, Portsmouth

Forbury Gardens, Reading

Guildhall Square, Southampton

Regents Circus, Swindon


Dalton Square, Lancaster

Sunday 18th:


Hyde Park, Leeds

On Monday 19th, London Renters Union and grassroots union UVW are co-hosting a workshop about how to build power in both your workplace and neighbourhood.

Further ahead, May 1st will be another national day of action against the bill.

Other miscellaneous notes:


Royal Park attendants have voted to strike, with a 100% yes vote on a 90% turnout, over issues including sick pay and stolen holiday pay. The British Gas strike over fire and rehire has now become a mass national lockout as management have sacked workers who refused to sign new contracts. Regular actions across the country continue in the sparks rank-and-file dispute, Freedom Press recently republished an article by Liverpool Anarchists about the struggle and you can watch a video from this week’s occupation of a Balfour Beatty site here:

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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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