Category Archives: Occupations

New solidarity network launched in Croydon, and other class struggle news and events for mid-February

Another quick round-up of class struggle news and events, mostly workplace-related: Down at the sarf end of sarf lahndahn, a new solidarity project is forming in Croydon, inspired by the general approach of the Angry Workers of the World. In … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday protests at Amazon, action alert for Kevan Thackrar, and more class struggle news and events for early December

Another quick roundup of news and events: In workplace news, the CWU’s appeal has been defeated and the courts have upheld the ruling blocking them from taking strike action on the back of their massive strike vote. It’s worth stressing … Continue reading

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Big post strike on the way, victories for tenants and railway cleaners, and much more: mid-October round-up

Rounding up a few recent developments: In workplace news, one of the big stories is that Royal Mail staff organised through the CWU voted to strike against the running down of the service by 97%, on an amazing turnout of … Continue reading

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A night at the opera, and then some: mid-March round-up of workplace struggles

A quick overview of some recent and ongoing workplace disputes: Independent cleaners’ union CAIWU report that Keir and ISS, two of the UK’s largest facilities management companies, have launched a co-ordinated offensive against militant cleaners, with six workers at the … Continue reading

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UCU strike – quick updates

Two quick pieces of news from the current UCU dispute: The latest edition of the University Worker rank-and-file bulletin, with updates on the situation now the stitch-up deal’s been beaten, is out now, ready for the rest of this week’s … Continue reading

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UCU strike: the stitch-up melts down

On Monday night, it seemed like the UCU strike over pensions could be about to end in a humiliating climbdown, as union leadership recommended acceptance of a crap deal that would have increased the financial burden on staff, required them … Continue reading

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The occupiers who came in from the cold: workplace round-up for late Feb/early March

One of the biggest and most notable disputes going on at the moment is the UCU dispute over attacks on the USS university pension scheme. Academic staff at 61 universities are currently in the middle of 14 days of strike … Continue reading

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