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WorkersWildWest no.7

Issue no.7 of our local working class paper - we distribute 2,000 copies in front of local workplaces, job centres, housing estates. Find one of the articles below, remaining articles see PDF-file.

A series of interviews with working class women from west London - Part 5

Last part of our series - find the collated articles in the attached PDF

A series of interviews with working class women from west London - Part 4

The penultimate in our women's interview series: Meena talks about the sexism she has had to deal with in an overwhelmingly male work environment and the links between how a workplace is organised and sexual harassment.

A series of interviews with working class women from west London - Part 3

We spoke with our friend Kulbir, a women worker originally from India, who has to survive below the radar.

A series of interviews with working class women from west London - Part 2

AngryWorkers would like to share five stories of working women in the sprawling city of London in 2018. They are from a cross-section of people that we have met in our neck of the woods: the western suburban hinterland that is home to many migrants, new and old, who bust their asses at work and at home, who are on the frontlines of austerity and brexit policies, but who all live in relative obscurity.

A series of interviews with working class women from west London - Part 1

To mark international women’s day...
AngryWorkers would like to share five stories of working women in the sprawling city of London in 2018. They are from a cross-section of people that we have met in our neck of the woods: the western suburban hinterland that is home to many migrants, new and old, who bust their asses at work and at home, who are on the frontlines of austerity and brexit policies, but who all live in relative obscurity.

Bakkavor Factory Newsletter - Issue 3

Bakkavor runs four factories and one warehouse in our area, employing around 3,500 permanent and agency workers. This issue deals with the union election, sex pests and dodgy temp agencies.

Low wages, long hours, management bullies: Nothing can be done?! Something is being done! 

Examples from Adelie in Southall, Royal Mail in Greenford, Sofology in Park Royal and XPO/House of Fraser in Milton Keynes

Hemel Hempstead Amazon workers' report: 'Power hour' or Workers' Power?

With our Amazon workers’ reports we hope to not provide yet another sad victim story of how Amazon turns humans into semi-robots. We leave this to the mainstream media.

Migration and national social democracy in Britain

We look at the recent history of migration to the UK and the current discussion about migration and wage decline, in particular within the nation state policies of Labour. We criticise the effort of trying to reconcile a largely liberal 'pro-migrant' position with Labour's national perspective and share our experiences of working and organising amongst migrant workers in west London.

Bakkavor Factory Newsletter - Issue 2

Factory newsletter for Bakkavor workers. Bakkavor produces ready-meals for all major UK supermarkets. The company runs four factories and one warehouse in west London, employing in total around 3,000 workers.
PDF-version on: www.workerswildwest.wordpress.com

Bakkavor Factory Newsletter Issue #1

Bakkavor runs four factories and one warehouse in our area, employing around 3,500 permanent and agency workers. We have been in and around the factories for a while, this is our first newsletter specifically dedicated to Bakkavor workers, in Gujarati and Tamil translation. Main issue is the recent pay deal.

Conversations about domestic work

A lot of our work-mates live in shared housing, ‘patch-work families’ and other domestic set-ups. This questionaire is meant as a guideline for conversations about proletarian reproductive work and wider living conditions. It is a draft version, please send comments to: angryworkersworld@gmail.com

Red Rosa: a book review

Red Rosa

AngryWorkers read and liked 'Red Rosa' by Kate Evans. The book provides an engaging overview of Luxemburg's life and thought, but only scratches the surface when it comes to Luxemburg's wavering relation to the social democratic party. We wrote the review against the background of the current general wavering within the radical left when it comes to the relation to Labour and parliamentarism.

The question of counter-power and ‘municipalism’

We had a splendid time and good discussions at the Plan C Fast Forward Festival 2017. Below you can find our contribution to the discussion about counter-power in the final assembly.

WorkersWildWest Issue no.6 - West-London Newspaper

We distribute 2,000 copies of WorkersWildWest at job centres, factories, warehouses and working class housing estates in far-west London. Would be great if you could give us a hand and/or if you'd send us some comments on the newspaper - please get in touch: angryworkersworld@gmail.com

West London Amazon Flex worker's report

Self-employed worker's report about the ups and downs of driving for Amazon.

Many faces! - Snapshots from distributing WorkersWildWest

During the distribution of WorkersWildWest we have had short conversations with various local workers. We collated them into a short article to be published and circulated in upcoming WorkersWildWest no.6 - we hope to be able to create a feedback loop.

From Solidarity Networks to Class Organisation in Times of Labour Hallucinations

Reflections on the relation between solidarity networks, workplace groups and class organisation, based on our modest experiences in west London. We see this effort in opposition to the current electoral surge and try to explain why.

Careless: Care work in West London

A friend working in social care wrote down some experiences from the job. Of particular interest given the current debate about care crisis and election pledges.