Category Archives: Stuff that I think is pretty awesome

Recent workplace wins: TGI Fridays, Bolton NHS and a London climbing centre

A few recent workplace victories I forgot to include in my last round-up: At TGI Fridays, the recent strikes have led to some gains. “A series of well-publicized strikes (click here, here and here for more) over tipping and minimum … Continue reading

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Ivy-ictory! Ivy House strike wins

The Ivy House strike which started earlier this week has now ended, after the strikers announced: “We are pleased to announce that the committee have written to us with an offer agreeing in full to all of our terms and … Continue reading

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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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