A major criticism that has been levelled at Occupy LSX is that the movement has become an umbrella for too many issues. â€œWhat do they want?â€ our mainstream media asks, as a stroll through the camp makes it clear that democracy and corporate greed are not the only issues being debated. Linger around St. Pauls, […]Read more →
by Kwadwo Kari-Kari
Wednesday 30th November is a momentous day in the history of British Industrial Relations. Never before has Britain been faced with over 2 million workers collectively going on strike on the same day. However though the numbers are impressive, the cause which public sector pensions is very narrow in comparison to previous historic […]Read more →
by Cormac Hollingsworth / @CormacHolly
Policymakers should have two goals when dealing with Northern Rock: Maximising taxpayer receipts and enabling more people to buy their own homes.
The government claims that even if the deal is a complete dogs dinner, then at least they have got the best deal for Northern Rock, but this is highly doubtful.
On Monday 7th November at 10am, the cleaners of the prestigious London Guildhall will be holding a noisy and lively protest against their direct employers, Sodexo, and also the City of London Corporation, who control the cleaning contract. Their demands are: dignity and respect at work from management, the reinstatement of victimised union rep Wilmer […]Read more →
Great video by Reel News demo:
Also there is a Sparks/Siteworker demonstration on Wednesday 19th October at 7am, outside Blackfriars station. It is to protest against Balfour Beatty Engineering Services who are cutting workers wages by 35% and terminating 1700 jobs.Read more →
Today activists held a funeral outside high end fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana’s Old Bond Street store to send a message to brand owners that killing workers for fashion is unacceptable.
Protesters, headed up by workers’ rights group Labour Behind the Label, were calling on the brand to ban ‘sandblasting’ in its supply chain â€“ a […]Read more →
Southwark Trade Union Council presents: Southwark Unites against the Emergency Budget at the Salvation Army Community Church Hall, 1 Princess Street, London SE1 6HH on Monday 19th July 2010 at 7pm.
The Coalition Government have declared war against working people and the poor. Despite attempts to dress up the budget as “progressive”, independent economists have given […]Read more →
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