‘Bout to explode: a day in the life of a precarious worker

As part of Shift Magazine's series on precarity, Juan Conatz describes a day in the work life of a sleep deprived day laborer.

Casualisation on the docks: a ship we all don't want to berth

Workers at the Ports of Auckland have been on strike this week, with solidarity actions spreading nationally and internationally.

International solidarity for EULEN-ABB strikers

February 17th was the International Day of Action for the EULEN-ABB strikers in Cordoba. The struggle continues as they fight for their reinstatement, the right to strike and money owed.

Classroom recomposition: Agencies, OFSTED, and academies

A short blog entry looking at the plight of a particular group of agency workers in a prominent London academy.

Non-unionised Seattle truckers organise against the bosses

Over 600 non-unionised workers at dock in Seattle walk out in protest against horrendous working conditions. What started at one company has now spread to over a dozen. The workers are not going back to work until the bosses give into their demands.

Tribunal: Agency worker's blacklisting is legal

Despite rhetoric that the new EU agency worker regulations will 'stifle business' and 'cost jobs', the extent to which the British government will go to use agency work to attack hard-won legal rights and undermine our working conditions is increasingly clear.

Protest at Roche against dismissal and shady policies

The ZSP takes the pharmaceutical giant to task for denying workers their basic rights.

The UK agency workers regulations: an opportunity to organise

Temps: not quite yet equal

A blog entry about the new laws giving agency staff some equal rights with permanent staff, and how we can use them to improve our conditions and build solidarity in the workplace.

UK workplace struggles roundup - December 2011

December saw strikes on the railways and London Underground, and action by IT, factory and warehouse workers, amongst others.

Action against shady temp agency and campaign with building workers

Karol M. has been in a coma since November 3. That's when he had an accident at his construction job in Warsaw. To the horror of his family, it turned out that Karol was never given any contract by the work agency "Jerzy Madziarowicz MIX". The boss did not report the accident at work and went he was called by the police, he claimed that Karol did not work for him.