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Workplace notes and class struggle events listings for early August

Workplace notes: At homelessness charity St Mungo’s, staff are balloting for strike action over a range of issues including a demand to stop sharing information on homeless migrants with the Home Office. Over in Belfast, workers are occupying the iconic … Continue reading

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Workplace round-up for mid-June

It’s been a long time since I’ve got around to doing a news round-up, so there’s a lot to catch up on. Here’s an update specifically about ongoing workplace disputes: Cleaners organising through the United Voices of the World union … Continue reading

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Hauntings from the past, and Italian blood’n’guts – Halloweeny class struggle happenings

A few upcoming events around the end of October: On October 27th, some of those affected by undercover spycops, along with friends and supporters, will be holding a “We refuse to be haunted” ghost-themed tour around sites related to the … Continue reading

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Construction conflicts: Crossrail wildcat, and Frank Morris reinstated again

A few pieces of news from rank-and-file workers fighting back in the construction industry: A wildcat strike broke out at Crossrail this week, with electricians stopping work at Canning Town, Holborn and Mile End in a long-running dispute over bonus … 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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Cleaners, couriers, casualisation, cereal and construction: news from grassroots workers’ struggles

A few stories you might have missed from recent days: The LSE has just announced a pay rise for cleaners that will take them up to the current London Living Wage of £9.75 an hour, which is one of the … Continue reading

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Dirty little secrets: Hillsborough, Orgreave, blacklisters and spycops

In general, the UK isn’t known for being a particularly militant place. While there are exceptions, from striking doctors and cleaners to rent-striking students and other organised tenants, in general we do often tend to let our rulers get away … Continue reading

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