We'd like to expand the breadth, depth and frequency of our news coverage, so we're starting this thread to try to organise how it works a bit better.
One idea we had if for people to adopt an area (could be a region or sector), and concentrate on posting stories from there. An example would be Ret Marut's coverage of Bangladesh, or Khawaga on Egypt, Jef in France etc.. Covering the region/sector where you live or work, or where you have particular language knowledge, can obviously be good, but generally it's enough to just set up a few rss feeds and keep an eye out for strikes.
As usual we're mainly interested in wildcat strikes and other unofficial industrial action (work to rule etc.), but other stuff is welcome too as long as it fits our style guide. Also note that if someone else adopts an area on this thread, it doesn't stop anyone from posting news about it - it's just a handy way to focus, in our experience.
If you've not contributed news articles before, it's really easy, and we'll walk you through it.
Beginnings of a submissions formatting guide - i.e. how to actually submit stuff in the form started by Ret.
If you're interested in doing something, post on this thread and I'll update the second post as we go along.