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On strike in Sheffield!

LabourStart UK Food couriers employed by gig-economy firm Stuart will be striking in Sheffield, UK, from 6 December. These couriers, who are spuriously “self-employed” and serve takeaway giant JustEat, are being slapped with a 24% cut in their per-delivery base rate. Stuart claims that the base…

Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair 2021

Anarchy in the Sticks! Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair will take place on Saturday 6th November 2021 from 10am until 4pm at People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Bridge Street, M3 3ER. Please help spread the Word… but not the virus! We have postcards printed that we can send to you to help…

It’s Time for the Bosses to Pay Up

No Safety No Work One of the constant refrains of the committee which runs the UK on behalf of the bosses, ie the government, is that “we are all in this (the pandemic) together!”. That is a demonstrable lie. Covid-19 has impacted the working class disproportionately. The boss class has increase…

Solidarity gets the goods!

IWW WISE-RA 18th October 2021 On Saturday 16th October IWW Cymru members held an informational picket outside a cafe in Dolgellau, Gwynedd. Gallwch ddarllen yr erthygl hon mewn Cymraeg fan hyn. The management had ignored multiple requests by an ex-worker for their P45. The worker urgently needed th…

Bristol CEX solidarity pickets.

Bristol Solidarity Federation have picketed electrical goods retailer CEX in solidarity with their workers in Barcelona who have suffered bullying, dismissal and unfair disciplinary measures. Multinational CEX may be known to you a seller of video games but it also becoming known as terrible exploit…

Help support IWW vs Golders Green College!

Gofundme V has worked at Oxford Colleges International for over 17 years. She has trained most of her colleagues in teaching english as a second languge, and has written a number of revision resources and workbooks for students. At the end of September, she was informed that at the beginning of next…

National Labour Relations Board Rules in Favour of Voodoo Doughnuts Workers

IWW-NARA On October 6, 2021 NLRB found merit in and are reaching a settlement to bring back Voodoo Doughnut staff who were fired during a strike in June of 2021 Portland, OR — On October 6th, 2021, Doughnut Workers United-IWW (DWU) received word from the National Labor Relations Board that 7 of th…

IWW (WISE-RA) joins ICL-CIT

IWW WISE-RA 11th September 2021 Fellow Workers, It gives me great delight to inform you that we are now members of the ICL-CIT, thus strengthening our ties with Fellow Workers and, importantly, other anarcho-syndicalist and revolutionary unions, internationally. For those of you less familiar with t…

Kill the Bill, deportations, arms fairs and more: mid-August class struggle round-up

Cautiously pessimistic The joint PCS/UVW strike action by outsourced workers demanding equal treatment at Royal Parks started on Monday the 16th and is set to run till the 30th August. You can donate to their strike fund here, and email their bosses in support of the strike using a tool here. In oth…

Discrimination at Whales English: Not on our watch

IWW WISE-RA What would you call it if a language school refused to employ someone on the grounds that they spoke another language fluently, other than English? Discrimination? Racism? Native-speakerism? All of the above? A teacher applied to Whales English, based in Beijing, for an online position t…

Discrimination in Bournemouth update: ELT institutions shirk their responsibility

Watch this space for another TEFL dispute in Bournemouth, they don’t like it up ’em! IWW WISE-RA The TEFL Workers’ Union’s dispute with United World School of English in Bournemouth continues. If you don’t know about the case, it revolves around allegations that United World mistreated and…

The Great Pause – Seven interviews on Covid with workers in India.

Angry Workers “We were always told one must work to survive, but for the first time we witnessed a situation where to stay alive, one must stop working.”— A factory worker in Delhi (Our friend and comrade Anumeha Yadav interviewed male and female workers in different industries about their exp…

Surprise picket at United World language school in support of disabled worker.

Mike is a language teacher with 20 years service at United World school of English in Bournemouth. Language schools are notorious for exploitation and poor employment practices, hence the need for a TEFL union within the IWW. Mike is now suing them for constructive dismissal on grounds of disability…

Press Release: Independent Medical Experts called at today’s Pre-Inquest Review

Justice For Gaia Pre-Inquest Review Hearing on the disappearance and death of Dorset teenager Gaia Pope was held today at Bournemouth Town Hall.Gaia’s family believe she died due to failings by police and mental health services following an incident of rape.The Coroner has confirmed that she will…

ACTION ALERT – Get Fellow Worker Kevan Out of Segregation

On 7th April Kevan Thakrar was moved to seg without authorisation. Kev has been placed in a dirty punishment cell with no electricity, no toilet seat or lid. Kev also has less access to the phone. He has been falsely accused of threatening officers and placed on “backwall unlock”. This means he…

The police “gathering intelligence” at #KillTheBill protest in Plymouth

Police Monitoring Group - Devon and Cornwall - Bagas Gorwolyas Kreslu We all notice the police at protests. What many don’t realise, is that some police are there for surveillance – filming us, taking names, and recording it all in a database of “domestic extremists”. You don’t have to do…

Women Workers’ Day 1921

At 18:45 on 7th March 1921, the government batteries at Sestroretsk and Lissy Noss fired the first shots against the Rebel City of Kronstadt. It was the eve of the Women Workers’ Day and the fourth anniversary of the start of the Russian Revolution (February Revolution, old calendar). Radio Kronst…

Does working from home weaken the working class? By @bluebirdbeta

New Syndicalist This piece came about from conversations withinIWW Cymru, and we hope that it kicks off discussion in the wider labour movement. A quick note, while many forms of labour take place at home, such as unemployed and unpaid caring, in this piece “work from home” is used to refer to e…

Go Ahead strike going ahead: class struggle round-up for mid-February

Cautiously pessimistic A quick round up of class struggle news from the last week or so: In workplace news, bus drivers employed by Go Ahead in Manchester will be launching an all-out strike from February 28th against the “fire and rehire” attempt to tear up their contracts. There’s a petition…

Heathrow Workers’ Newsletter No.3

Heathrow Workers Power Heathrow suffered further strain over Christmas heading into the new year. First with the discovery of the new Covid variant in the lead up to Christmas, which caused countries to ban flights from the UK. Secondly, the government’s removal of safe travel corridors on the 18t…

Furious and exhausted NHS staff demand accountability and increased funding from Government

Talking Shop: Strike Map UK

New Syndicalist Lockdowns have prompted union organisers to look anew at technologies that help connect workers together in communication, solidarity and struggle. We have previously published, for example, reflections on how messenger and video conferencing tools can be adapted to make organising m…

Strikes not more Talks!

No Safety No Work With the pandemic out of control it has never been more important for workers to take action over unsafe working conditions, low wages and lack of proper sick pay. Throughout the pandemic, the mainstream unions have offered advice and talked with employers but strikes have been few…

Limping into the new year: class struggle round-up for mid-January

Cautiously pessimistic In workplace news, there’s been a lot going on over the past few weeks. Starting with the oldest stories first, in December outsourced staff at the University of Greenwich organised through the IWGB voted to strike for equality with directly employed staff, and the IWGB have…

Always Against Prison — From Hamilton to Minneapolis by Northshore Counter Info

It’s Going Down Report back on banner drop in solidarity with five people facing serious charges following a New Year’s Eve noise demonstration in so-called Minneapolis. This evening, we dropped a banner over highway 403 going towards Toronto in solidarity with the five people in Minneapolis fac…


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