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Extra late May notes on workplace disputes, prisoner updates and more

A few further notes I didn’t manage to fit into the last update: In radical/anarcho news, a new issue of London’s anarchist paper, Rebel City, is out now, along with the latest issue of the Anarchist Communist Group paper, Jackdaw. … Continue reading

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Uber strike May 8th, breakthrough for the Shrewsbury 24, and more

A few quick updates: Uber drivers organising through the IWGB are organising strikes in London, Glasgow, Nottingham and Birmingham as part of an international action against the company. “Uber drivers will log off the app and stage protests in London, … Continue reading

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Grimethorpe school staff win against redundancies, Birkenhead shipyard strike begins

In Ladywood, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire, school staff are returning to work with their heads held high after their all-out strike beat attempts to sack a number of dinner ladies and get teaching assistants to cover their work. Having … Continue reading

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Recent workplace wins: TGI Fridays, Bolton NHS and a London climbing centre

A few recent workplace victories I forgot to include in my last round-up: At TGI Fridays, the recent strikes have led to some gains. “A series of well-publicized strikes (click here, here and here for more) over tipping and minimum … Continue reading

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Mid-November round-up of UK workplace and social struggles, and upcoming events

In mainstream union news, the Communication Workers’ Union are calling for people to join a day of action in defence of post offices on December 1st, with events currently planned for Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, London, Aberdeen, Crawley, Nottingham, Chester, Basingstoke, … Continue reading

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Thousands to strike for equal pay in Glasgow, and other quick updates

In Glasgow, 8000 mainly female workers will be striking on October 23rd and 24th to demand equal pay. Glasgow Unison write: “The dispute is about the council’s failure to make any real progress on agreeing compensation for past pay discrimination … Continue reading

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A night at the opera, and then some: mid-March round-up of workplace struggles

A quick overview of some recent and ongoing workplace disputes: Independent cleaners’ union CAIWU report that Keir and ISS, two of the UK’s largest facilities management companies, have launched a co-ordinated offensive against militant cleaners, with six workers at the … Continue reading

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