Category Archives: Stuff that I think is pretty awesome

HR Owen dispute: bosses crumble completely, cleaners win their original demands!

What a difference a few days can make: a few short days ago, Freddy and Angelica were fired from their jobs for daring to threaten strike action in pursuit of a living wage. As of yesterday, not only have they … Continue reading

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HR Owen dispute: Sacked cleaners win reinstatement and a pay rise in 24 hours, the struggle goes on!

Some good news from London, where pressure from the United Voices of the World union has led to sacked cleaners Freddy & Angelica being reinstated the day after they were fired. The UVW explain: “Surprise Halloween Ferrari flashmob secures reinstatement … Continue reading

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Not guilty! – Court finds in favour of direct action against the arms trade

A cheering piece of news comes from Burnley Magistrate’s Court, where two people have just been acquitted of criminal damage charges arising from their attempts to destroy BAe fighter jets that were due to be sold to Saudi Arabia. Sam … Continue reading

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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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Direct action blocks eviction in Sheffield!

This week, members of the tenants’ union ACORN took to the streets in Sheffield to prevent a landlord from carrying out an eviction, as reported in Evolve Politics and the Sheffield Star. They have now entered into negotiations with the … 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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