Category Archives: Protests

Fault lines: a few reflections on 2018

At this time of year, I usually try to provide some kind of an overview, but it feels pretty far beyond me at the moment. A few people have mentioned how long this year’s felt, and how it feels strange … 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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Late October round-up of UK work and social struggles and international repression news

In UK workplace-related news, the 30th of October saw simultaneous precarious workers’ demos in London and Glasgow, while security guards at the Ministry of Justice, organising through the grassroots UVW union, have just voted to strike for a living wage. … Continue reading

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The Frack Free Three are free – all out to Preston New Road on Saturday!

In an impressive reversal, the three anti-fracking protesters who were recently jailed have now been given conditional discharges and released following a successful appeal. On a related note, apparently another person who took direct action at the fracking site in … Continue reading

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New resources: analysis of revolt in the service sector, and a database of known spycops

A few resources that have come out over the last few days: Notes from Below have published a new mini-issue focusing on the service sector strikes at the start of October, which looks well worth a read: “This mini-issue reflects … Continue reading

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Uber Drivers to strike for 24 hours in London, Birmingham and Nottingham on October 9-10th, and other upcoming events

From the IWGB: IWGB is calling 24 hour strike of Uber drivers in London, Birmingham and Nottingham from 1pm on 9 October Demonstrations to be scheduled at 1pm on 9 October at Uber’s offices in each of the cities. Drivers … Continue reading

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Ubereats wildcat continues and spreads to Plymouth: workplace round-up for mid-September

An attempt at a slightly fuller round-up of recent and ongoing struggles, mainly workplace-focused: Notes from Below have published a more indepth write-up of the Ubereats wildcat, and the latest news is that the strike seems to have spread to … Continue reading

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Ubereats riders react to pay cut with wildcat strike, and Wetherspoons/TGI Fridays/McDonald’s strike set for early October

Ubereats couriers in London have now been on strike for two days in a row after their rates were slashed from £4.26 to £3.50 per delivery. I’ve not been able to find a full report from movement sources anywhere, but … Continue reading

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“Downing tools not pints”: Early September round-up of workplace and other news

Another quick roundup of a few recent/upcoming events: In Glasgow, UberEats couriers organising through the IWW’s Couriers Network are set to strike on Monday 10th September. In Birmingham, there’s a protest against the council’s threats to close nurseries on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Two pints of lager and a picket line? Spoons strike ballot starts, and more UK union/workplace news

A very quick roundup of stories across a few different sectors: In UK prisons news, Dorset IWW have shared an action alert to stop the harassment of IWW member and long-term prisoner Kevan Thakrar. The UK Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee … Continue reading

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