Category Archives: Wider workplace struggles

Book launch & talk: Wednesday 18th June

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Anti-Workfare Pickets 8 Dec Glasgow

11:00-11:50 Superdrug, 117 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3ER Like many chain stores, Superdrug, who made a £20 million profit last year, have been given a massive public subsidy, in the form of unemployed people working for nothing but their benefits … Continue reading

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IWW Lobby BMA for a London Living Wage for BMA Cleaners

IWW Lobby BMA Council for a London Living Wage for BMA House Cleaning Staff There’s a petition “British Medical Association & Interserve PLC: Pay Your Cleaners the London Living Wage!” on Change.org. Please sign here!

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Current and Future Struggles

Here’s an excellent article by a Fellow Worker in London, which highlights very effectively the importance of the Wobbly approach in the labour movement in the current economic crisis.

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IWW John Lewis Cleaners Win Pay Rise

Good news from our Fellow Workers in London: Outsourced John Lewis cleaners have won an immediate and backdated 9% pay rise following their pledge of industrial action. The increase, backdated 5 months, takes their pay to £6.72 per hour at … Continue reading

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IWW Cleaners – John Lewis Strike 13-14 July 2012

There has been good coverage of the IWW Cleaners’ strike at John Lewis in London. The Guardian, however, did not mention the IWW in writing… so we did so Below the Line. At least in their video of the strike, … Continue reading

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Guardian on independent unions in China 02/03/12

This may be of interest: Lijia Zhang: China’s marginalised workers are waking up to their rights See previously: China’s Foxconn workers: from suicide threats to a trade union? Xbox assembly workers in China threaten mass suicide over jobs dispute In … Continue reading

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