Category Archives: Unemployment/claimants and welfare

Late June round-up of workplace, legal and other news

A quick roundup of ongoing struggles and upcoming events: At SOAS, an occupation’s just ended after occupiers received confirmation that: The refectory will remain open, and staff redundancies have been reversed. All catering staff will be moved onto the better … Continue reading

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Workplace, antifascist and other struggles: late June-early July round-up

Another round-up of upcoming events across a few different fronts: Two ongoing disputes, where things are happening very quickly, are at SOAS and Picturehouse Cinemas. At SOAS, the Justice for Workers group occupied the directorate in response to job cuts, … Continue reading

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Union-busting attempt at Picturehouse, cleaners strike against sacking threats at HSBC, and other ongoing disputes

Things have taken a dramatic turn in the long-running Living Wage dispute at Picturehouse Cinemas, where the company has suspended six workers involved in union organising. Undeterred, workers at the Ritzy, Hackney, Central and Crouch End cinemas have been out … Continue reading

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Workplace and social struggles – late May/early June round-up

As ever, there’s a fair bit of stuff going on. In workplace news, the Equality and Human Rights Commission dispute over redundancies and the surprise sacking of nine staff continues – last week workers in London were out, now it’s … Continue reading

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Upcoming disability actions: West Midlands and Scotland

The Disabled People Against Cuts network seem to have decided on a “trash the tories/not the fucking tories” approach to the election, and as part of this the West Midlands branch will be out in Birmingham on Wednesday 17th explaining … Continue reading

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Voting, abstaining, and opposing the tories: a quick reminder

As things stand, I really can’t blame anyone for wanting to take a punt on Corbynism in the upcoming election. It’s not what I believe in; I can’t see how social democracy in one country could be workable, and I … Continue reading

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Against the scrapping of housing benefit for under-21s: Bradford, 8 April

While there hasn’t been much in the way of organised opposition to the disgusting legislation that’s taken away housing benefit for 18-21 year olds, there does seem to be some signs of resistance to it: there was a protest last … Continue reading

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