Category Archives: Work

A night at the opera, and then some: mid-March round-up of workplace struggles

A quick overview of some recent and ongoing workplace disputes: Independent cleaners’ union CAIWU report that Keir and ISS, two of the UK’s largest facilities management companies, have launched a co-ordinated offensive against militant cleaners, with six workers at the … Continue reading

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UCU strike: the stitch-up melts down

On Monday night, it seemed like the UCU strike over pensions could be about to end in a humiliating climbdown, as union leadership recommended acceptance of a crap deal that would have increased the financial burden on staff, required them … Continue reading

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Early March round-up of repression and social struggles

A quick round-up of legal/repression related news, and other notes of interest: There’s a few political court cases going on at the moment. In Glasgow, on Thursday March 8th, an IWW member will be up in court after having been … Continue reading

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The occupiers who came in from the cold: workplace round-up for late Feb/early March

One of the biggest and most notable disputes going on at the moment is the UCU dispute over attacks on the USS university pension scheme. Academic staff at 61 universities are currently in the middle of 14 days of strike … Continue reading

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All out for seven days at Picturehouse cinemas, escalating action at unis, and more on Universal Credit and Women’s Aid

A few notes on ongoing struggles and upcoming events: After the postponement of their previous strike action, workers at Picturehouse Cinemas will now be walking out for a full seven days to demand a living wage, and in defiance of … Continue reading

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Global resistance to app capitalism and the gig economy

Across the world, workers are finding our jobs and lives reshaped by the new precarious forms of employment associated with app companies like Uber and Deliveroo, and wherever these new conditions arrive, people are fighting back. Since the start of … Continue reading

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UK class struggle updates: cleaners win in the City, action against Universal Credit, new workers’ and renters’ bulletins

A few scattered updates: In the City of London, cleaners organised through the militant grassroots UVW union have called off a planned strike at Lee Hecht Harrison, after the bosses caved in and agreed to raise their wages from £7.50 … Continue reading

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