Category Archives: Unions

Picket lines and court dates – pre-May Day round-up

On Monday 24th, the Jobstown trials against Irish water protestors will begin. It looks like the SP/NSSN are organising a solidarity protest outside the Irish Embassy in London on the first day of the trial on Monday April 24th at … Continue reading

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No more deaths at work: Crossrail memorial vigil, Southwark Crown Court, 10 May

There’s an ongoing court case over the death of construction worker Rene Tka’cik, and the injuries caused to two others, by three companies working on the Crossrail project: BAM Nuttall Limited, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd, and Keir Infrastructure and Overseas … Continue reading

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Welcome to the lion’s den: Labour councils and the Durham teaching assistants

A lot of discussion about the Labour Party at the moment seems to focus on fairly abstract terrain: what the leadership are saying, what the rest of the Parliamentary party are saying, whether Corbyn could win a general election in … Continue reading

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Riverside County Jails hunger strike, and other ongoing US prison issues

Prisoners held in jails in Riverside County will be staging a 17-day hunger strike, starting on April 13th. To help amplify their action, you can contact the Sheriff’s Department, which runs the jails, by ringing 951 955-2400 (press option 4), … Continue reading

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Deliveroo riders tell their stories: new Rebel Roo and Unworkable out now!

It’s a busy day for media produced by Deliveroo workers: Rebel Roo 6 has just come out, with stories from the successful campaigns in Leeds and Brighton as well as a wildcat strike in Marseille, while Unworkable, a podcast on … Continue reading

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Early April round-up: Irish Water, Workers’ Memorial Day and more…

Saturday the 8th of April will see a protest in Bradford against the scrapping of housing benefit for 18-21 year olds. That day will also see strike action against Southern Rail, Northern Rail, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North, so if … Continue reading

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New evidence of union complicity in blacklisting workers

In the latest development from the long-running scandal over the blacklisting of construction workers, previously confidential files have been released that show the level of union complicity in helping employers to keep workers from getting jobs. The Guardian reports: “Previously … Continue reading

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