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Rebel Roo (issue 8, Winter 2016/17)

"Major organising efforts are just started by one or two riders deciding they won’t take this shit any more."

Rebel Roo (issue 7, May 2017)

"Average wages among Deliveroo riders are way up on what they were in January, and no one has faced any victimisation for organising. However, we know that unless we keep building our organisation and putting pressure on Deliveroo, this could all change. The bosses are itching for an opportunity to fuck us over again."

Freedom (January 1926)

The January 1927 edition of Freedom

Organising the Unorganised: 'Race', Poor Work and Trade Unions

Burnsall Strike

John Wrench and Satnam Virdee discuss the relationship between mostly South Asian women workers at Heathrow and Burnsall (Smethwick), their relationships with the TGWU and GMB trade unions, and the role of non-union groups such as the Indian Workers Association and London Support Group. They also discuss racism and reactions to it in British trade unions more generally.

Brighton Solidarity Federation opens dispute with G4Lets

Brighton Solidarity Federation has started a dispute with the lettings agency G4Lets on Hythe Road in Fiveways. Two sets of tenants have been organising with SolFed regarding a number of issues with their tenancies. The first group of tenants had to live in mice-infested, unsafe accommodation for a year, and then had £2000 illegitimately deducted from their deposit. The second group of tenants have had £1080 deducted from their deposit for similarly dubious reasons.

Support Clydeside IWW member in court for Glasgow Pride protest!

Following the arrests of five protesters at this year's Glasgow Pride, one of the arrested, a member of the Clydeside IWW branch, is facing trial on the 7th of December. Clydeside IWW have organised a solidarity protest and published a call for solidarity, reproduced here.

Liverpool 1981 - An Eye Witness Account of the Toxteth Riots

A personal account of the racist policing which sparked riots in the Toxteth area of Liverpool in 1981.

Brighton SolFed Housing Union round-up: three months, three victories

Three groups of tenants organising with Brighton Solidarity Federation Housing Union over the past three months have each secured victories in their disputes. Working with our Housing Union, these tenants used the everyday tactics of solidarity and mutual support to take direct action – to win back stolen cash and to improve their conditions.

Rail workers are striking for passenger rights but no-one’s talking about that

RMT picket line

Train conductors, represented by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), are on their second day of coordinated strikes on multiple services.

Jeremy Irons: Actor Scab

Jeremy Irons is a scab

Hollywood Thesp Jeremy Irons told striking workers to be "reasonable" so that he could read some poems.