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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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Late November round-up: Courier strikes, rent strike victory, upcoming deportation flight and much more

Another quick roundup: Deliveroo and UberEats couriers in Sheffield went out on strike on Wednesday November 25th, with demands including a living wage, due process and an end to arbitrary sackings, and a hiring freeze. This last demand is one … Continue reading

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Housing and education round-up for mid-November

Continuing with the series of vaguely themed round-ups, a quick look at housing and education issues: Recent weeks have been dramatic at the University of Manchester. The No Safety No Work campaign has a good overview: “Staff at universities have … Continue reading

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Early April round-up: wildcats, rent strikes, prison, Zoom calls and more…

A few notes and announcements of upcoming events: In work news, the Anarchist Communist Group have been doing a really good job of chronicling the ongoing walkouts by workers across the world refusing to risk their lives by going to … Continue reading

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Big post strike on the way, victories for tenants and railway cleaners, and much more: mid-October round-up

Rounding up a few recent developments: In workplace news, one of the big stories is that Royal Mail staff organised through the CWU voted to strike against the running down of the service by 97%, on an amazing turnout of … Continue reading

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Upcoming IWW and IWGB actions, outsourced cleaners and caterers start indefinite strike, more action to save London Black Women’s Project

A few quick updates on things not covered in the last round-up: The Angry Workers of the World are asking for a solidarity phone-in to a beauty salon that underpaid a building worker. They ask: “Dear fellow workers, Hope you … Continue reading

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TGI Strikedays: class struggle and events round-up for early May

A quick update on ongoing workplace and social struggles, and a few upcoming events: Recent notable developments have included the strikes that took place at five McDonald’s stores on May Day, the indefinite strike in Bromley libraries ending with workers … Continue reading

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Parkdale, Toronto: second successful rent strike in under a year!

Last year, tenants in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale went on a rent strike and were able to win significant concessions from their landlords. A few months after the original rent strike, tenants at the 1251 King tower block were … Continue reading

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Organising around housing: some resources

A collection of a few recent resources that might be of interest to anyone looking at collective action around housing issues: ACORN were on the BBC recently, in a short (15 mins or so) film: Long-running group Housing Action Southwark … Continue reading

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This is Parkdale: New short film on the successful rent strike

Earlier this year, hundreds of tenants living in flats in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale went on a rent strike against a proposed rent increase, eventually winning substantial concessions from their landlords. Since then, they’ve continued to organise and successfully … Continue reading

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