Posts Tagged ‘Unions’

Bridgwater post strike – picket report

Posted on August 13th, 2013 by Keith

This morning [yesterday] a few Wobblies from Bristol travelled down to Bridgwater, Somerset to give support to striking postal workers and hand over a donation from members in our branch. This was the posties’ seventh day of strike action since late June. Despite contradictory claims by management, the morale and support for the action among […]

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An interview with…a Wobbly

Posted on September 16th, 2012 by RebelBull

The Heckler continues to find out about local and national campaigns and social-change groups, this time interviewing a member of the Bristol branch of the workers union, the Industrial Workers of the World (or Wobblies). Heckler: Could you briefly explain what the Industrial Workers of the World is, what you aim to achieve and how […]

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Striking cleaners win victory in John Lewis dispute

Posted on August 15th, 2012 by RebelBull

Cleaners at the flag ship John Lewis store on Oxford Street have won a fantastic victory against job cuts and low pay. The management have now agreed to withdraw, totally, plans for mass compulsory redundancy, and to give cleaners 10% pay rise, backdated to March – following a strike by staff who had organised themselves within […]

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New report documents ‘total policing’ clampdown of freedom to protest

Posted on July 26th, 2012 by RebelBull

A detailed new report launched today by the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) highlights how promises made by the police to ‘adapt to protest’ after 2009’s G20 demonstrations in London have been forgotten in a remarkably short space of time and a far more intolerant ‘total policing’ style response to protesters has developed in the […]

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International Workers Day 2012 – In Pictures

Posted on May 7th, 2012 by RebelBull

Here’s a few snapshots of May Day protests from around the world…            

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May Day! International Workers’ Day is on the horizon

Posted on April 17th, 2012 by RebelBull

A fortnight today will see scores of marches, demonstrations, and other protest actions take place across the world, in recognition of May Day, or International Workers’ Day. Too few people know why May Day became International Workers’ Day and why we should still commemorate it. It  began over a century ago when the American Federation of […]

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Another ‘day of action’ against workfare

Posted on April 5th, 2012 by RebelBull

Saturday 31st March was called as the ‘M31 European Day of Action Against Capitalism,’ which included protests across the continent and a general strike in Spain. Closer to home, a second ‘national day of action against Workfare’ was called, with over 20 protests being held in towns and cities across the country. Workfare means unemployed people […]

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Activists give free subway rides in NYC

Posted on March 29th, 2012 by Keith

A group calling itself the “Rank and File Initiative” claimed credit yesterday for opening up more than 20 subway stations throughout the city for free entry. Chaining open emergency gates at stations on the F, L, R, Q, 3, and 6 lines during rush hour yesterday morning, the anonymous activists posted signs designed to resemble […]

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Managing down the pensions struggle

Posted on March 22nd, 2012 by Keith

On Monday, the National Executive Committee of the Public and Commercial Services union voted not to call a national strike on 28 March. This, despite a ballot that specifically named that date and endless rhetoric around “M28,” naturally left many feeling deflated. But the consequences of this decision are far broader than that. Before I […]

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Swindon cleaners fight back against racist bosses

Posted on March 18th, 2012 by RebelBull

For the past month cleaners and other staff at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon have been campaigning against racism, bullying, and unfair treatment by their employer Carillion. The campaign has included 12 days of strike action by over 100 workers in the GMB union and numerous demonstrations. On Saturday, as the workers are set […]

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