The rank and file trade unionist led, anti-blacklist campaign over the past 18 months has made great accomplishments. The Sparks victory in the BESNA dispute, the Scottish affairs select committee report, the high court conspiracy trial coming up against Sir Robert McAlpine, numerous tribunals and actions in the European court of human rights, and [...]
PCS, the union which represents civil servants, held its Annual Delegate Conference in Brighton from 20 to 23 May.
The conference took place in the midst of a ramping up of the government’s attempts to break the union. The effect of Francis Maude’s drastic cuts to facility time could be seen in the number of [...]
As heard by @JustinTheLibSoc
R Ali (Lab): 3 years ago, you said we’d be borrowing less. You’ve fucked up!
PM: I said we said savagely cut the state & we have!
Carswell (Con): Right of recall should be given to voters not MPs.
PM: Your Direct Democracy ideas are strange. Recall Miliband!
Ed M: You said A&E would get better… [...]
On Tuesday 7th May, Cap Gemini’s serene offices in Vauxhall, South London were once again rocked by a surprise visit by the Cleaners and activists of the Industrial Workers of Great Britain (IWGB). The dispute started when a senior manager told the predominately Latin American cleaners that they could never be British because “they were [...]
Following our previous report on the campaigning Cleaners at the Corporation of London’s Barbican Centre, we now have footage of the Industrial Workers of Great Britain holding a surprise occupation of the centre.
This video shows the cleaners who are mostly migrants facing racist abuse for having the temerity to end poverty pay. Watch the [...]
By Koos Couvée
Just before the onset of Britain’s switch to a post-industrial theme-park economy, Margaret Thatcher announced her flagship Right-to-Buy policy, designed to extend the joys of home ownership to council tenants by allowing them to buy their homes at a considerable discount. In August 1980, with the passing of the Housing Act, she told [...]
By Justin / @justinthelibsoc
On Wednesday 17th April, in Nea Manolada, Greece, more than 30 Bangladeshi migrant strawberry pickers were shot by their supervisors and bosses and several workers are currently in critical condition. The shooting took place when around 200 migrant workers demanded to receive wages for 6 months unpaid work. The Associated Press news agency [...]
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This is an interpretation of what was actually said
Skinner: Posh bastards Osborne and May were booed call an election now!
PM: We got a scab miner in the cabinet, Labour shld be proud.
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