Angry Language Brigade's blog

Language workers got Tallents!

The Angry Language Brigade and the London IWW have officially ended their dispute with the Leicester Square School of English and its wage-stealing owner, Craig Tallents.

Don't forget about non-teaching language workers!

See DoS.  See DoS run.  Run DoS run.

The bosses try to divide us by job - don't buy that sh*t. A re-print from Photocopy This, a paper-only newsletter for TEFL workers in and around Dublin which advocates for the unionization of language workers.

LSSE Wobblies send solidarity to the sacked A2Z staff

Support sacked A2Z staff

The IWW members at the Leicester Square School of English would like to send our fullest solidarity to the workers at the Dublin A2Z language school who, much like ourselves, have experienced the callous indifference of TEFL bosses.

ALB on the front of the English Language Gazette again!

Craig Tallents

Workers from the Leicester Square School of English have secured a front page spot on this month's English Language Gazette.

Second victory against wage stealing language school

Speak up for workers rights

In another victory against a now-notorious wage-stealing language school, a London English teacher has won a four-figure wage theft settlement.

Lifting the curtain on West End wage theft: LSSE campaign continues

Workers at the Leicester Square School of English keep setting 'em up and knocking 'em down as last Thursday's rush hour protest forced the Drapers to close off a busy thoroughfare in the City of London.

LSSE struggle: Next stop, the Drapers

Craig Tallents

Having already successfully run rings around their wage stealing boss, workers at LSSE are getting ready to hit him where it really hurts: as a member of the Draper's Guild.

Wage-stealing bosses can't hide: The struggle at the Leicester Square School of English marches on

Monday the 26th will see the workers at the Leicester School of English organise a mass email campaign as the next step in their effort to bring their wage-stealing boss, Craig Tallents, to the negotiating table.

Picket at the Leicester Square School of English

Pay Up Craig Tallents

A re-blog from our friends at the Trade Onion detailing a joint IWW/ALB picket that occurred at the Leicester Square School of English last Saturday.

The struggle at Leicester Square School of English: The story so far

Having already occupied their school, staff at the Leicester Square School of English are organising a picket this Saturday, 17th of January. Here's why.

Angry Language Brigade on front cover of the EL Gazette

As part of a successful campaign to help a fellow EFL teacher recover thousands in stolen wages, the Angry Language Brigade appears on the front page of this month's English Language Gazette!

“Every action was done collectively”: An interview with newly unionised TEFL workers

Faced with an attack on their working conditions, TEFL workers in Dublin formed a union, threatened to strike, and beat back a pay cut!

Tackling the UK's “freelance” TEFL scandal

There's good news for UK language teachers: all of us should be on directly-employed contracts.

“A perfect money making machine”: Life as a language teacher in Slovenia

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An account from a German language teacher about working in Slovenia focusing on, in particular, the perils of so-called “freelance” contracts.

Warning signs: Life in a London language school

A short, but informative account from a London TEFL teacher about her early experiences in the industry.

My time on the Metro: TEFL teaching in Paris

A short blog reflecting on working as a travelling TEFL teacher in Paris and, in particular, the stress of daily unpaid travel time.

Class time: Work, pay, and unpaid labour in language schools

What does it mean to work in the language teaching industry? A follow-on blog from our callout regarding unpaid labour in language schools.

"We would no longer show up for classes until payment was made..."

Late wages no more: an account of fighting back and getting paid in the language teaching industry.

A day in the life of an anxious non-native TEFL teacher

A comic strip on the daily anxieties faced by an overly anxious non native TEFL teacher.

Dear Granny Smith - TEFL lesson plan

A lesson plan adapted from the first chapter of the highly recommended book Dear Granny Smith: A Letter from your Postman about strikes, privatisation, and unions at Royal Mail.