Category Archives: Unions

Free Siyanda demo in Cardiff, and victimised rep news

Two quick notes: 1) this Saturday in Cardiff, the local Black Lives Matter group are organising a demo in support of Siyanda Mngaza, the young Black woman serving a prison sentence for defending herself from a racist attack: In other … Continue reading

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April 7th Deliveroo strike: events confirmed so far

On April 7th, Deliveroo riders will be striking across the country, demanding better pay and conditions while the company is making its stock market launch. Events have been confirmed in the following cities: London, 11am, Shoreditch High Street: Sheffield, 1pm, … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury, Bristol, the sparks – a few quick notes

It’s been a busy few days. As far as recent events in Bristol go, coverage worth reading includes “Bristol riot: what do they expect?” from the Anarchist Communist Group, “Reflections on the riot in Bristol” from Freedom, and the Anarchist … Continue reading

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Electricians take de-skilling fight to Royal Opera House, and other news and events for mid-March

There’s been a fair few events over the last week that it’d be wrong or impossible to ignore. Rather than try to summarise them myself, here’s a few relevant articles: Sisters Uncut declare victory at halting police powers bill in … Continue reading

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UEL cleaners demanding sick pay and equal treament, and more: events listings for early March

There’s a lot going on at the moment, if I try to summarise everything it’ll take me ages, so in the meantime here’s a quick listing of some important upcoming events in the next week or so: Tuesday March 9th:  … Continue reading

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Rank and file sparks occupy NG Bailey and Balfour Beatty, set March 8th deadline in fight against deskilling

In late February, it was announced that the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant construction project was planning to introduce “Electrical Support Operatives” – lower-paid workers with less training than full electricians – to carry out vital work that would … Continue reading

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Go Ahead strike going ahead: class struggle round-up for mid-February

A quick round up of class struggle news from the last week or so: In workplace news, bus drivers employed by Go Ahead in Manchester will be launching an all-out strike from February 28th against the “fire and rehire” attempt … Continue reading

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Pouring cold water on fire and rehire: workplace round-up for early February

A quick round-up of workplace and other news: Security guards at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading are taking strike action over a pay dispute, and are due to be out from Monday 8th February to Sunday 7th March. In Hackney, … Continue reading

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Limping into the new year: class struggle round-up for mid-January

In workplace news, there’s been a lot going on over the past few weeks. Starting with the oldest stories first, in December outsourced staff at the University of Greenwich organised through the IWGB voted to strike for equality with directly … Continue reading

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Cleaners win at Great Ormond Street, alleged statue-topplers charged in Bristol, and more workplace and repression news for mid-December

Another quick round-up of workplace and repression news: The RMT strikes at Alstom have been suspended for the time being, with escalation planned in the new year and talks happening with other unions to try to get co-ordinated action happening … Continue reading

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