Two activists with the SAC syndicalist union in Sweden write on the “Peace Obligation” proposal which would effectively outlaw strikes and workplaces actions outside of narrow conditions. The piece explains both the political context for the proposal – crafted jointly by employers and major unions and backed by the Social Democratic Party – as well as the the resistance led by a coalition of independent unions and activists.Continue reading Class War in Social Democratic #Sweden
A friend works as a maintenance engineer at Heathrow airport. You can read about working conditions and organising efforts below – a shorter version will be distributed to Heathrow workers in WorkersWildWest no.9. If you want to get involved in our modest organising efforts in and around Heathrow, drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.orgContinue reading #London: Workers’ power at #Heathrow airport – a Report
In the face of fiercely expanding inequality and anti-unionism in the US there is a great deal of discussion across the left of how to revitalize unions. While we see glimmers of hope in the recent strike wave of teachers and innovative forms of unionism such as with Burgerville fast food workers, what would a holistic rethinking of what is possible within unionism look like? This piece by a South African writer thinks through “how unions can provide a space for collective action, class identity, unity across divides of race, ethnicity, and country, and self-activity” and looks to the tradition of anarchosyndicalism.Continue reading From Union Renewal to a Self-Managed Society
Union members and community supporters across Canada have been organizing militant and effective pickets at Canada Post facilities ever since legislation came down on Monday making strikes by Canada Post workers themselves illegal.
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The last 37 days have seen a wave of strikes and occupations at postal facilities across Canada, as the Canadian Union of Postal Workers looks to negotiate a new contract with Canada Post. The biggest days of action were yesterday and the day before, with strikes and/or occupations in Halifax, Deer Lake, Moncton, Edmonton, Mississauga, Thunder Bay, and Truro, among other cities, and blockades at transportation hubs in Toronto.
This was produced by ordinary workers who believe in the importance of organizing in way of autonomous, solidary and day-to-day action. We are small workers of public and private companies. We have a facebook page, printed bulletins and now a site to publicize our problems and strengthen our struggles.
Following our interview at the IWW organising summit, Anne, a GMB rep in West London food factories and member of Angry Workers of the World writes about conditions in her workplace and her experiences as a trade union rep. This piece is part of our Too Many Men series, a collection of articles addressing gender imbalance in trade unions and workplaces – you can read other articles in this series here and here.
Statement by Hamilton IWW about the Hamilton reclaim your pay campaign.