Branches

General Membership Branches (GMBs)

A chartered body of IWW members located in a local geographic area (usually a city or metropolitan area) composed of workers from many different industries. A GMB is a temporary structure designed to aid in the formation of Industrial Union Branches.

https://iww.org/history/dictionary

Clydeside GMB

Meetings every month at the Electron Club, upstairs at the CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. To maximise accessibility, meetings alternate between Thursday evenings at 7pm and Sunday afternoons at 1pm. Meetings are 2 hours long, and our Safer Spaces policy applies.

For further details contact the branch secretary: clydeside@iww.org.uk.

Edinburgh GMB

For further details contact the branch secretary: edinburgh@iww.org.uk.

Area Groups

Ayrshire IWW

Formed in 2019, Ayrshire IWW have a Facebook page. For further details contact the West of Scotland area organiser: westscotland@iww.org.uk.

Solway IWW (Dumfries and Galloway)

A long-standing and very active group. For further details contact the West of Scotland area organiser: westscotland@iww.org.uk.

Stirling and Falkirk IWW

Formed in 2019 after several successes tackling workplace issues. For further details contact the East of Scotland area organiser: eastscotland@iww.org.uk.

Tayside IWW

A long-standing and very active group, Tayside IWW have a Facebook page. For further details contact the North East of Scotland area organiser: northeast@iww.org.uk.

Industrial Union Branches (IUs)

All the workers in the same industry shall belong to the same Industrial Union within the IWW. A chartered Industrial Union will consist of all Industrial Union Branches, [workplaces] within that IU, and individual members within that IU.

https://iww.org/history/dictionary

For a full list of industrial unions and departments go here.

4 Responses to Branches

  1. eric chester says:

    Susan and I are back in Glasgow, hopefully for a long time, and we want to be working with our FWs in Glasgow. Send us an email where and when meetings are beig held.

  2. jimmcfarlane says:

    hi, not really in control of this site yet, but meetings are 2nd tues of month, next one in April 12th after march one coincided with Inter Wom Day

  3. mmgilchrist says:

    Next Clydeside meeting:
    Tues 13/03/12 at the Friends’ Meeting House, 7 for 7.30

    Film Night 20/03/12, at the Electron Club, CCA, same time, on the West Virginia Mine Wars

  4. Please forward to Eric Chester:

    I’ve written a book called Red Finns on the Coteau. It’s about Finnish Canadian farmers in Saskatchewan, many of whom went to Soviet Karelia.
    Sam Scarlett spoke at their meetings, and in 1931, during the Estevan Coal Strike in which Sam played a leading role, the police hunted him down where he was hiding out at a Finnish Canadian farm.
    Do you have any information on Sam Scarlett’s IWW activities in the American Southwest circa 1905 – 1914?

    Larry Warwaruk
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    rlwarwaruk@live.ca
    http://www.larrywarwaruk.com

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