By Ant X / @ant_x_ince
On 28th January 2009, 800 British engineering construction workers went on wildcat strike at the Lindsey Oil Refinery. In the days that followed, 3,000-4,000 more around the UK followed suit. The strikers’ demands seemed clear in the media: they wanted an end to the use of ‘foreign’ workers on UK building […]Read more →
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 […]
The international cleaning and security workers union, UNI Property Service Global Union has called Monday 17th June, the day for International Justice for Cleaners. The union represents over 1 million workers and have recognised agreements with large corporations such as G4S, ISS and Securitas.
They have confirmed through their affiliates that a series of organised events, […]
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 […]
By Joel Preston / @cleccambodia
Following the tragedies in Bangladesh the regional garment industry is getting a lot of attention.
Before the events of the last few weeks, we would have said that building safety is not so much an issue in Cambodia. However, only hours after international brands signed onto the Bangladesh Building and Fire Safety […]
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 […]
By Adam Ford / @neon_black81
Twenty five thousand Kenyan nurses and associated health workers are continuing to resist, despite being sacked by the government for rejecting a union-brokered ‘offer’.
From Infantile Disorder / @neon_black81
This evening the rank and file Sparks group of electricians is claiming victory over the construction companies who sought to tear up their current contracts, and enforce a new settlement which would have cost many 35% of their wage packet, and severely deskilled the trade.
Right now, the Sparks Facebook page is filling up with joyful, celebratory […]
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Why I’m standing for Unite Against Fascism Assistant Secretary
As a dedicated anti-fascist and socialist, I’ve worked with many people to fight against hatred and ideologies that divides communities and can lead to genocide. In 2008, after the British National Party got elected to the Greater London Authority, Croydon Trade Union Council and Battersea & Wandsworth […]
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