accounts

Looking back at anarchists and the 2006 Progressive Enterprises lockout

Locked out workers on the Mangere picket line

In August and September 2006, New Zealand was hit with the largest and most prominent industrial dispute experienced in the country for several years, when over 500 supermarket distribution centre workers were locked out for close to a month. Anarchists were involved in the nationwide campaign in support of the workers in a variety of ways.

An anarchist bricklayer in Plymouth

Dave Chapple, Bridgwater, talks with Graham Short about his involvement in the movement...

Working for the class: The praxis of the Wollongong Out of Workers’ Union

WOW members with the Union’s Log of Claims on the Parliament lawn in 1983

Nick Southall's detailed history and analysis of the Wollongong Out of Workers' Union in Australia from 1983-1989, an organisation of unemployed workers he took part in which fought for better benefits and also assisted the struggles of employed workers.

Postal worker solidarity defeats compulsory overtime - Rachel Stafford

One worker's account and analysis of a wave of wildcat stoppages and collective refusals of "forceback" compulsory overtime in the Canadian post office.

When it comes to the crunch - Unpaid overtime in the games industry

Shane Mason, a Solidarity Federation member, libcom poster and games industry worker writes about the practice of 'Crunch Time' - the long hours of unpaid overtime in the games industry and the reasons behind it.

The history of NEFAC in Quebec-city (2001-2008)

A summary of NEFAC's activity in Quebec City, from a participant.

Reflections on two years of Industrial Workers of the World organising in the education industry

Bruce ‘the Bruiser’ Darden recalls and reflects on organising efforts at a Canadian university from 2008 to 2010.

Brief report from a brief visit to Madison - Loren Goldner

A piece by Loren Goldner about his trip to Madison, Wisconsin to join the protests around collective bargaining law.

Step Across the Border: Lakhani Workers in Faridabad and in Uttaranchal

Reports from Indian garment workers on their conditions, February 2011.

Turn a Blind Tired Eye: Security Guards from Gurgaon

A report on the security industry and conditions for security workers in Gurgaon, India in February 2011.