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Workplace round-up for mid-January

The first few weeks of the year have already seen a fair bit of industrial action across the country, with more on the way. Perhaps the biggest workplace win has been the news that McDonalds’ workers are to get their … Continue reading

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Construction bosses beaten?

I certainly don’t want to go around claiming false victories where there aren’t any, but this article from the (decidedly non-radical) Construction Enquirer should be of interest to anyone who’s been paying attention to the sparks’ struggle: The BESNA deal … Continue reading

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Unofficial action spreading in the construction industry

First off, in my round-up of interesting articles about the West Coast Port Shutdown, I forgot to include the Salon article “Occupy vs. Big Labor”, which appeared a few days before the action and addressed some of the same issues … Continue reading

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Unite demonstrates the need for unofficial organisation

I’ve had a bit of a break from writing anything on here; actually, I’ve been on a slight break from activity in general, since November 30th and the run-up to it were fairly busy. But time and the class struggle … Continue reading

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The Oakland Commune calls for a general strike

Things have been pretty intense in Oakland the last few days, as the police have moved in to evict the occupation, fractured the skull of a 24-year-old Iraq veteran named Scott Olsen, and ended up taking the struggle to a … Continue reading

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A chance to start writing ourselves back into the story.

I’ve already plugged the rank-and-file electricians’ network quite a few times on this blog. Today I’m going to do it again, because I believe that the current struggle taking place against attacks on wages and conditions across the construction sector … Continue reading

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It only takes one spark…

At the moment, there’s a lot of fuss being made about the English Defence League’s threatened march through Tower Hamlets. So far, there’s only one aspect of the story which has really caught my attention, which is the threat by … Continue reading

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