Category Archives: Disability

Workplace, antifascist and other struggles: late June-early July round-up

Another round-up of upcoming events across a few different fronts: Two ongoing disputes, where things are happening very quickly, are at SOAS and Picturehouse Cinemas. At SOAS, the Justice for Workers group occupied the directorate in response to job cuts, … Continue reading

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Union-busting attempt at Picturehouse, cleaners strike against sacking threats at HSBC, and other ongoing disputes

Things have taken a dramatic turn in the long-running Living Wage dispute at Picturehouse Cinemas, where the company has suspended six workers involved in union organising. Undeterred, workers at the Ritzy, Hackney, Central and Crouch End cinemas have been out … Continue reading

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Workplace and social struggles – late May/early June round-up

As ever, there’s a fair bit of stuff going on. In workplace news, the Equality and Human Rights Commission dispute over redundancies and the surprise sacking of nine staff continues – last week workers in London were out, now it’s … Continue reading

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Upcoming disability actions: West Midlands and Scotland

The Disabled People Against Cuts network seem to have decided on a “trash the tories/not the fucking tories” approach to the election, and as part of this the West Midlands branch will be out in Birmingham on Wednesday 17th explaining … Continue reading

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Voting, abstaining, and opposing the tories: a quick reminder

As things stand, I really can’t blame anyone for wanting to take a punt on Corbynism in the upcoming election. It’s not what I believe in; I can’t see how social democracy in one country could be workable, and I … Continue reading

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Mind the hypocrisy: challenge DWP-charity collaboration, 31st October

Tom Pollard, the head of policy and campaigns at the mental health charity Mind, is about to spend a year working with the Department for Work and Pensions. As one report put it, “Activists point out that Mind made no … Continue reading

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The autumn weather sets the leaves to flame: disability, workplace, and prison struggles for a flaming September

The next few weeks look to be quite busy for a number of different struggles. Disabled People Against Cuts are calling for a week of action to coincide with the Paralympic Games – there’ll be stuff happening from September 4th-10th, … Continue reading

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