logistics

Workers' Conditions in UK Warehouses

It is hard to describe how awful the job is. Almost anyone could do it for a few minutes, even find it stimulating, nice bit of exercise, find a location, a bit of mental stimulation, almost a game. But give it an hour, the feet hurt, the knees hurt, the lower back hurts, the brain hurts… give it a few days and there is no learning curve anymore. Give it a few weeks and you are no longer the same person. You are the walking dead between seven and three.

The Yellow Vests’ protests cause traffic jams in west-London warehouses

A friend of ours works in a small warehouse in west-London that organises shipments between the UK and the British Virgin Islands. Recently conveyor parts deliveries were delayed by road blockades in France, organised by people who protest against the diesel tax increase. But not only that, they were also delayed by the cumbersome sub-contractor system within the logistics chain. The chains are weak, let’s lose them! Here is his story...

Logistics is the Logic of Capital

Anna Curcio and Gigi Roggero analyse the recent wave of struggles in the Italian logistics sector. This article first appeared in Viewpoint Magazine.

Not Tesco Finest - Warehouse workers' report

An article for the upcoming issue of WorkersWildWest, a free working class paper from west London