Tag Archives: garment industry

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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Mid-September round-up: evictions, redundancies, Rosh Hashanah noise demos and more…

A quick roundup of a few ongoing struggles and upcoming events: On a general note, the eviction ban is coming to an end, so it’s going to be really important for people to mobilise to resist any eviction attempts. You … Continue reading

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Early August round-up: Minnesota, Ferguson, Lebanon, Iran and more

A quick round-up of some UK and international developments: In Bristol, the local IWW branch have been active in supporting a strike by Romanian agricultural workers. There doesn’t seem to be a full write-up of the situation anywhere yet, but … Continue reading

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Mid-July round-up: workplace struggles and other movement news

A round-up of news from workplace disputes and social struggles: Cleaners at the London School of Economics are celebrating after Alba, a worker who was sacked, has had her dismissal overturned. This was the last outstanding issue in the dispute … Continue reading

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Haiti garment strike continues, call to pressure Gildan

The strike wave among low-paid Haitian garment workers is continuing in the face of harsh repression. The latest report from Port Au Prince is that: “Garment workers in Haiti took the streets again today in Operasyon Bra Kwaze (Operation Arms Crossed)! … Continue reading

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Striking Haitian garment workers attacked by riot police, make appeals for solidarity

Low-paid garment workers in Haiti have launched a strike movement calling for increased wages. In response, the bosses have called in riot police, who’ve tried to break the workers’ resistance with tear gas and rubber bullets. The Haitian workers’ movement … Continue reading

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