Â Demonstrate with the IWW Cleaners for the right for respect at work, this Thursday 25th at The Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH at 2pmImagine a place where managers can:
Threaten you with violence
Lock you up for two hours
Give your job to one of their family
Always forget black workers for promotion
Constantly screw up your wages
Send you […]
An African-Caribbean woman venting her frustration at the rioters [contains swearing]
On Tuesday morning, I took the time to go around Peckham Rye and High Street to survey the damage of Monday nightâ€™s riots. It wasnâ€™t as bad as I had feared but the damage was considerable. Greggâ€™s the bakers was burnt out, destroying the several […]
Thousands of our members live and work in the communities that have been hit by the vandalism and looting of recent days. Tragically many people have lost their homes, and many more their workplace, potentially their job and income too.
We echo the words of the Fire Brigades Union, â€œthese events illustrate the bravery and commitment […]
Report on strike and picket by cleaners at Guildhall (City of London) in protest at late and unpaid salaries going back months.
On Friday 15th July we met at 5:30am at Guildhall. Many people went to give solidarity, and the cleaners, who work for the subcontractor Ocean Contract Cleaning, shouted slogans such as “No pay, no […]
By Jack Mahoney
UPDATE: New York Times story on the victory
The CGT union in Honduras announced that it reached an agreement with Nike on behalf of the 1,800 former workers who sewed Nike college apparel at the factories Hugger de Honduras and Vision Tex. Â One year and six months after the factories closed and failed to […]
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 →
From War on Want:
Sweatshop conditions. 80-hour working weeks. 7p an hour wages. No trade union representation. We wouldn’t accept this situation in the UK, so why should they?
For years British supermarkets have used their buying power to squeeze suppliers and drive down pay and working conditions in factories abroad.
From The Commune
With its first cuts plans the Conservative-LibDem coalition has declared war on the working class.
Day by day we hear fresh appeals to accept mass redundancies, tighten our belts and heap blame on the â€˜work-shyâ€™ who are somehow meant to find jobs.Read more →
A guest post by Kwaw Nelson
So at the eleventh hour, Diane Abbott MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington squeaked through the nominations process and made it on to the final short list of contenders for the leadership of the Labour Party. But did she do it on merit and she is capable of being […]Read more →
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