The Future of Work and Labour Organising

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Andy and Lydia from our editorial collective were invited to speak on The Future of Work and Labour Organising panel at Fast Forward festival. After a round of introductions, alongside organisers from UVW, IWGB and War On Want, we responded to questions on how radical trade unionists should interact with mainstream unions, the pitfalls and potential of casework, and trade unionism as a revolutionary project.

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WorkersWildWest no.9

Angry Workers of the World

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WORKERS WILD WEST NO.9 –
FREE NEWSPAPER FOR GREENFORD, PARK ROYAL, SOUTHALL, HEATHROW

THERE’S NO JUSTICE – JUST US!

CONTENT

PAGE 2: Editorial: Coming up against the state – Yellow Vests (and Brexit!)
PAGE 3: Work report from a food factory in Park Royal – What to do about favouritism at work

PAGE 4: Tesco, Greenford Dot Com: Two letters

PAGE 5: Notes from distribution: Amey,Tesco, Wincanton, Noon, Greencore and Bakkavor
PAGE 6: Heathrow: Working for CBRE
PAGE 8: Rebel City: News from LondonTown
PAGE 10: The System, Part 4: Alternatives
PAGE 13: My short stint at Premier Inn, Hanger Lane

PAGE 13: Solidarity Network update

WHO ARE WE?
We are a group of workers in west London, supporting each other with problems at work, job centres and landlords.There are no leaders in this network – we are independent and there is no money involved. Some…

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Stranded in Southend: expectant mother told by Newham Council that she hasn’t been moved far enough away yet

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‘If anything happens to me, it’s on Newham (council). I’ve told you my situation!’

A mother of two young children with a third on the way, shook the walls of Stratford Town Hall last Monday evening as she addressed the full Cabinet meeting of Newham Council and outlined her increasingly dangerous and unmanageable housing situation. She is due to give birth in little over a month.

Newham council left this expectant mother and her children stranded and isolated when they forced the family to move from temporary accommodation in Newham in Brimstone House to Southend on Sea by threatening her with ‘intentional homelessness’ if she did not accept an offer of accommodation out of London. She states:

‘’I cannot describe this as a choice, as a mother cannot choose to make their children ‘intentionally homeless’. So I was forced to accept this offer and have been in Southend-on-Sea since July…

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Unite day of action against Universal Credit, Thursday 1st August

Cautiously pessimistic

As always with events of this nature, one-off days of action called by national bodies like Unite are no substitute for the ongoing work of building power among claimants at a local level and on a day-to-day basis, but they’ve got to be better than nothing.

Anyway, events confirmed so far are:

#StopUniversalCredit NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

List of events across the country 1 August 2019

London & Eastern–Events list

London
DWP, Caxton House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NA 13.00-15.00 (Main London Event)
Feltham, Feltham Ponds, High St, Feltham TW13 4BU 12.00-14.00
Brixton Tube Station, Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8HE 11.00-12.30
Euston station, NW1 2DU 11.00-12.00
Angel Centre, 1 Parkfield St, The Angel, London N1 0PS 11.00-13.00

Norwich
Jobcentre Plus, Side Entrance, St Lawrence Lane, Off, Pottergate, Norwich NR2 1BZ 12.00-14.00
Free packed lunches (food supplied by Unite and Norwich Foodhub)
Running between Friday 23 July and Friday…

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Deliveroo riders strike back, cleaners organising across London, union involvement in blacklisting and more: general class struggle round-up for mid-July — Cautiously pessimistic

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A few further updates and things I missed out of my last post: The strike at Colloids in Merseyside seems to have come to a quiet end, although it’s hard to find out what exactly was agreed – there are posts talking about “a reasonable agreement” being reached, but not much beyond that. The United […]

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