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Bow crane collapse one year on – June Harvey vigil, Thursday 8th July

The Hazards Campaign, Construction Safety Campaign, and Families Against Corporate Killers are supporting a vigil in memory of June Harvey, who was killed by a crane crashing through her house one year ago. For more information, see this article in … Continue reading

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Late May events listing: Palestine, free Siyanda, sparks and more

A quick listing of a few upcoming events: Although there now seems to be some kind of a ceasefire, there’s still an impressive number of events organised for this weekend in solidarity with Palestine and against the latest round of … Continue reading

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Early May round-up: Manchester bus strike, Napier Barracks, Kill the Bill and more

A quick round-up of a few upcoming dates: As mentioned previously, on Tuesday 11th there’s a call for people in London to take action against Elbit, a company that makes surveillance technology for the Israeli state. That evening, there’s also … Continue reading

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Cleaners, Kill the Bill, and sparks: mid-April round-up

A few quick updates: On Friday 16th, cleaners organised through the grassroots union CAIWU will be protesting against sackings at Broadgate Estates in Central London. You can read more about the background to the dispute here. Over the weekend, there’ll … 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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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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NHS pay demos, Saturday 8th August, and Builder’s Crack movie now online

Two quick updates: Saturday 8th August will see protests by NHS workers and their supporters across the country in response to the government leaving them out of an already-measly public sector pay increase: NHS workers across the country are organising … Continue reading

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Builder’s Crack film premiere, Thursday 30th July, and more workplace and repression news and events

A few events listings: On Tuesday 28th, minicab drivers organised through the drivers’ branch of the IWGB are holding a car demo in London demanding that the congestion charge exemption for cab drivers be restored. On Thursday 30th, a long-lost … Continue reading

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Tolpuddle Martyrs online festival, Tower Hamlets strike continues, and more

Recent news: the Manchester airport construction dispute continues, as rank-and-file construction workers recently occupied the Granada TV studios at Media City to draw attention to the ongoing issue of unpaid wages. The Let’s Get Rooted project continue to come out … Continue reading

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