Category Archives: Strikes

McStrike coming up on September 4th, and other workplace news

Following the successful vote for action, it’s now been confirmed that McDonald’s staff at two stores, one in South-East London and one in Cambridge, will be walking out, over a mixture of local grievances and a general demand for better … Continue reading

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Rent strike wins in Parkdale, Canada!

Residents in the working-class Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto have been on rent strike since the start of May, as chronicled in this interview. Now, they’ve declared victory: “Statement of the Rent Strikers’ Negotiating Committee Today we are pleased to announce … Continue reading

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Workplace round-up for early August

Once again, there’s a lot going on. In London, employees at two McDonald’s stores are balloting for strike action over working conditions and bullying of union members, which has to be the biggest action at a UK McDonald’s since at … Continue reading

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Mid-July round-up: workplace struggles and other movement news

A round-up of news from workplace disputes and social struggles: Cleaners at the London School of Economics are celebrating after Alba, a worker who was sacked, has had her dismissal overturned. This was the last outstanding issue in the dispute … Continue reading

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Mid-July repression round-up

There’s an enormous amount of stuff going on. In particular, it seems like there’s a surge of stuff connected to prisons, repression and the legal system right now, so here’s a quick round-up of stuff focused on that: Here in … Continue reading

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Rent strike wins £1.49 million at UCL!

Some great news from UCL – Cut the Rent: £££ UCL CUT THE RENT WINS MILLIONS £££ After 5 month long rent strike, UCL-CTR has won £1.49 MILLION from UCL Accommodation: ⚡️ £600k to go to a progressive accommodation bursary … Continue reading

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Early July round-up of workplace and repression news

Another quick round-up of ongoing workplace and legal/repression stuff: The Woolwich Ferry dispute, which has been running since last winter, has been resolved in what the unions are describing as a victory, with the two managers at the heart of … Continue reading

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