Category Archives: Stuff that I think is pretty awesome

Happy ending at the opera: cleaners and porters beat the Royal Opera House and Kier

At the start of this year, cleaners and porters organising through the grassroots union CAIWU managed to win a substantial pay increase, taking them up to the London Living Wage of £10.20 an hour. Shortly afterwards, five workers involved in … Continue reading

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Recycling workers wildcat over safety in East London

The Notes From Below site has put up a detailed report from the Orion recycling plant in East London, where workers have gone out on a wildcat strike over unsafe conditions. Reading the whole thing is recommended, but here’s an … Continue reading

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Parkdale, Toronto: second successful rent strike in under a year!

Last year, tenants in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale went on a rent strike and were able to win significant concessions from their landlords. A few months after the original rent strike, tenants at the 1251 King tower block were … Continue reading

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London cleaners’ disputes: victory at the Daily Mail, updates from the Royal Opera House

Two pieces of news from the ongoing wave of cleaners’ struggles in London: At the Daily Mail, cleaners organising through the UVW union have managed to secure a pay rise of around 25% and force management to back down on … Continue reading

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Black Panther/Black Liberation prisoner Herman Bell to be freed after 45 years!

In a message from Herman Bell’s family posted today, it was confirmed that: “A respected elder, Herman Bell, was granted parole having met all the criteria for release according to his sentence. The parole commissioners recognized his progress after serving … Continue reading

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News to celebrate: charges dropped against 129 J20 defendants, airport plan defeated in France

Just a quick post to share a few pieces of news worth celebrating: In the US, the prosecution has dropped charges against 129 of the 188 people who were still facing charges arising from the “J20” protests against Trump’s inauguration, … Continue reading

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J20 trial: first six defendants acquitted on all charges!

The official statement from the defence campaign: Washington, DC – After two days of deliberation, a DC jury today found all six Inauguration Day defendants not guilty on all eight counts—-misdemeanor rioting and conspiracy to riot, and five counts of … Continue reading

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