Category Archives: Unions

No Love Deep Pan: Deliveroo riders to strike on Valentine’s day, train guards’ dispute shifts to the South-West

The IWW Couriers Network are calling for national strike action on Valentine’s Day in response to Deliveroo imposing a pay cut. So far, the only local event I’ve seen confirmed is in Manchester, but more are likely to be announced … Continue reading

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The Stansted 15 avoid jail, government carries out a mass deportation, and train guards beat Northern Rail: an eventful day

Today saw extremely mixed news on the immigration/deportation/borders front, as the Stansted 15 managed to avoid jail time, but the government successfully managed to carry out a charter flight deporting at least 15 people to Jamaica. In a statement, the … Continue reading

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Deliveroo couriers to strike in Bristol and London on February 1st, and events diary for February

On Friday 1st February, Deliveroo couriers in Bristol will be striking for a range of demands. They’ve said that couriers in at least 5 cities will be taking part in the action, so far the only other one I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Answering our rulers’ crisis with mutual aid and solidarity

As the pantomime in Parliament goes on and on, a no deal Brexit is coming to seem increasingly plausible – not that anyone in charge particularly wants it, but then few of our rulers actively wanted a four-year war in … Continue reading

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Statement on Recent Threats to Organisations and Spaces in Leeds, and upcoming events

From Leeds Anti-Fascist Network: On Monday the 7th of January, a group of men allegedly led by Lee Scheres (a.k.a. Lee Baylan), sought to disrupt a meeting of the Socialist Party in Leeds as they discussed strategies for LGBT liberation. … Continue reading

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You can’t polish a turd, but you can stick a yellow vest on it: solidarity with striking railway workers facing fascist attacks

In a feeble attempt to magic a social movement into being by adopting some symbols associated with the revolt in France, a small amount of fascists took to the streets on Saturday wearing yellow vests, and, in at least one … Continue reading

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Fault lines: a few reflections on 2018

At this time of year, I usually try to provide some kind of an overview, but it feels pretty far beyond me at the moment. A few people have mentioned how long this year’s felt, and how it feels strange … Continue reading

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