Launch of new petition and crowdfunding platforms
Pictures from five demonstrations
Since November, the London General Membership Branch of the IWW has been supporting three zero-hour hospitality workers who lost their jobs at the Friends House in London, headquarters of British Quakers, known officially as Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM). The affair, with its mix of insecure employment contracts, intimidatory disciplinary processes, and union busting, goes to the very heart of the contradiction between Quaker theory and capitalist practice: management’s solution to zero-hours contracts was to sack three workers employed on them, two of whom were Unite the Union workplace representatives at the time. A situation which should have led to introspection and action at BYM has instead elicited only evasion and harm from senior management.
Over the last two months, we have held five well-attended demonstrations outside Friends House. At…
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