AngryWorkersWorld's blog

Calling all junglists: a short report from Amazon Hemel Hempstead

A good friend and former colleague of ours from west London worked at Amazon in Hemel Hempstead in the run up to Christmas 2016.

Take the power back: breathing space, friendliness and solidarity at work

We felt like writing a basic article about workers' solidarity and daily resistance. It addresses the atmosphere we face at work, where the management regime is so rigid that even small collective steps seem like minor revolutions. The article will be published and circulated in our newspaper WorkersWildWest no.5

Fighting Heathrow expansion from within

Invitation to join a workers' intervention at Heathrow airport

40 years of Lucas Plan - Some thoughts

Some of us take part in the ’40 years of Lucas Plan’ conference in Birmingham, 26th of November 2016
(http://lucasplan.org.uk/) - We wrote down some basic thoughts on workers' control, the state and technology

On Sojourner Truth Organisation: some thoughts

We were asked to write about how we relate to the 1970s American revolutionary group, Sojourner Truth Organisation (STO). Amongst other things, they were involved in workplace organising and developed thinking around race and white skin privilege.

Struggles and union issues at Honda and Bellsonica in Manesar, India

Translation of four recent articles from Faridabad Majdoor Samachar (Faridabad Worker' News, India), reflecting on the union question regarding two current struggles at Honda motor-cycle factory and Bellsonica car parts supplier.

Insurrection and Production

An empirically heavy mind-game for the debate on working class strategy: First steps in a six-month revolutionary transition period in the UK region

Strike in the port of Koper

Report on strike in the port of Koper, Slovenia in summer 2016, which affected the supply chain in central Europe - published originally in German in issue no.100 of Wildcat.

WorkersWildWest #4 - Out now!

Issue no.4 of our working class paper for Greenford, Southall, Park Royal area in West London - We distribute 2,000 copies, mainly in front of bigger work-places, but also housing estates and job centres. For workers' self-organisation and an internationalist position.

Yesterday’s pig heads, Corbyn-mania, Brexit or business as usual: Tragedy and comedy in the UK - A short report

Dear fellow travellers, for an international meeting of like-minded rebels we wrote a short report about the situation in the UK. We had little time recently to systematically follow and discuss the wider developments, therefore it ended up as a bit of a selective cut-and-paste job - but people outside of the UK might still find it interesting.

It’s getting hot in here! Conversations in Gurnell Leisure Centre’s Sauna, Greenford

One article for issue #4 of WorkersWildWest - out soon! Ealing Council wants to sell off the land, the leisure centre will be demolished and rebuild together with luxury flats in 2019 - at least according to their plan. We hope local people will try to keep the centre open...

From Greenford with love: an interview with the Angry Workers of West London's warehouses

libcom.org catches up with the excellent Angry Workers of the World to discuss their ongoing agitation in the West London warehouses and surrounding communities.

Beyond White City - Some Snap-Shots on West London Workers' History

Summary of west London workers' history from 1920s to today, with focus on migrant workers strikes in the 1970s.

Crisis of family and friends: Working class experiences from west London

In warehouses, factories and other low-paid workplaces in west London we’ve had various conversations with fellow workers about how they live. We've also had experiences at home, where we flat-share with other workers from different countries. Facing the breakdown of the family and various forms of personal crisis we thought of writing an article about it for our paper, WorkersWildWest. Please feel free to criticise and contribute!

Pushing Dust: Work Report from Greenford Street Cleansing Gangs

We look at the company structure, the work-mates, the re-structuring and how the trade union engages with it.

Migration, refugees and labour

In depth analysis of EU migration and the 'refugee crisis' in relation to labour market restructuring and working class composition

Paris, Aleppo, Baghdad: their wars, our dead!

Editorial of WorkersWildWest no.3 - A workers/ paper from West-London: Basic position on the Paris attacks, the war in Syria and the state of emergency

Welcome to the jungle: working and struggling in Amazon warehouses

Article on structure, working conditions and disputes at Amazon in Germany and Poland - reports and interview with workers in the appendix

Amazon in India: The e-commerce jungle and workers' reality

The following article is the first part of a series about workers' conditions and disputes at Amazon and other online-retail companies. If comrades in the UK are up for turning this material into leaflets for distribution amongst Amazon workers here, please drop us a line!

Experiences with trade unions in West London

Experiences with Unite, GMB, USDAW at, amongst others, Sainsbury's distribution centre, Waitrose warehouse, Bakkavor food factory, Alpha LSG airline caterer.