IWW Picket Leicester Square School of English

Trade Onion by Jon Bigger

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London’s busy Leicester Square was the scene on Saturday for a picket organised by the IWW London general membership branch with the support of the Angry Language Brigade. The Leicester Square School of English (LSSE) was closed down over the Christmas period leaving workers out of work and out of pocket.

Workers decided to occupy the workplace in the hope of getting the money that they’re owed in unpaid wages, holiday pay and redundancy. Whilst they were there a group of students arrived expecting to be taught English only to find that the school had closed. The bosses had taken their money and not told them they were closing the school down. The workers have helpfully provided information for any students that turn up in future.

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Whereas Leicester Square normally throngs to the sound of tourists and movie goers, simply enjoying one of the world’s major cities, on Saturday the…

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