Posted on

Women and the union – A factory in #London

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.

Continue reading Women and the union – A factory in #London

Posted on

#Ontario: Are broken windows worth our tears?

When will Ontario Labour confront the violence of the State? How weak responses from social democratic Ontario Federation of Labour demobilize militancy.

Continue reading #Ontario: Are broken windows worth our tears?

Posted on

#London #Antifa, October 2: Anti Racism, Antifascism & Trade Unionism: an introduction

The far right is growing in power in the UK and around the world, targeting migrants and bringing hate and violence into our communities.

Continue reading #London #Antifa, October 2: Anti Racism, Antifascism & Trade Unionism: an introduction

Posted on

Call to all #Amazon workers in #Europe: 2nd week of July… a European strike!

We publish the call launched by the Spanish Amazon workers to all the workers of Amazon in Europe for a day of strike in the second week of July during the Prime Day, because only by organizing a transnational strike Amazon won’t be able to use its logistics network to weaken the effects of the strike.

Continue reading Call to all #Amazon workers in #Europe: 2nd week of July… a European strike!

Posted on

Aspects of #syndicalism in Spain, Sweden and USA

Considering the relative weakness of anarcho-syndicalism in Britain historially, Philip Holgate compares three countries where the revolutionary union idea took off and made a major social impact in Spain, Sweden and the US. Holgate, born at Chesterfield, 1934, studied mathematics at Exeter and spent five years teaching in a progressive school. He was a member of the London Anarchist Group and the Freedom Press Group. This article was first published in Anarchy Number 2, April 1961.

Continue reading Aspects of #syndicalism in Spain, Sweden and USA

Posted on

A serious public transport #strike in the #Netherlands

There is some serious strike action going on in the Netherlands in regional public transport. This is like a breath of fresh air in a country where the Right is on the rampage and workers’ struggles have been quite subdued for much too long.

Continue reading A serious public transport #strike in the #Netherlands

Posted on

#Syndikalism: Foundation of the International Labour Confederation (ILC) in Parma

Cheers and applause greeted the international trade union confederation ILC that was founded in Parma, Italy, on 13 May 2018. For days, delegates from seven countries had discussed statutes and priorities, paving the way for a new militant International of syndicalist unions, to counter globalized capitalism and the authoritarian developments in Europe and the Americas.

Continue reading #Syndikalism: Foundation of the International Labour Confederation (ILC) in Parma

Posted on

#PourLaGrèveGénérale So-called France is boiling: Calls for an indefinite general strike

So-called France is boiling. There are more and more calls for an indefinite general strike and on Monday first meetings are planned to discuss the calls. A fast and short update from the French territory.

Continue reading #PourLaGrèveGénérale So-called France is boiling: Calls for an indefinite general strike