retail and food

Experiences with trade unions in West London

Experiences with Unite, GMB, USDAW at, amongst others, Sainsbury's distribution centre, Waitrose warehouse, Bakkavor food factory, Alpha LSG airline caterer.

Concrete examples of non labour relations board unions: part III - Phinneas Gage

The third part of a series of concrete examples and very brief summaries of organizations that have some component of direct action and a form of collective bargaining that operate outside the labour relations framework.

Workers' fear and loathing in London's western badlands: A jigsaw publication

P*ck yourself!

A patchwork "book" being compiled on the situation of the working class in West London, in particular those working in the logistics and distribution sector.

Drop out - Tune in! - AngryWorkersWorld hot autumn/winter plans

Leninists? Maoists? Muppets?

We're back from our tour and want to invite you to come out to Greenford, West-London or a similarly remote corner of the internet to hatch some wicked plans. The ideas we came up with so far move in concentric circles and you can drop in wherever.

The scene of the action: a wildcat strike in Barbados - Constance R. Sutton

Constance R. Sutton's dissertation on the 1958 wilcat strike by Barbadian sugar workers.

The truth about the million dollar coffee company

This week we bring you a second piece from a Starbucks worker about a firing, following Work to Rule. Part of struggle is not only the lessons and strategies, but also the experiences and the real life costs that occur when we start to take action. This submission succinctly takes us though one woman’s experience that ended too soon.

Workers' co-operatives: crashing in the same car

A worker-owner in worker-run co-operatives gives their understanding of co-operatives in capitalist society, and their lack of revolutionary potential.

Whole Foods shut down in Oakland

An article about the shut down of a Whole Foods during Occupy Oakland's 'general strike'.

The new rank and file, and the Walmart moment

Staughton Lynd on rank-and-file movements, the IWW and recent union organizing efforts at Wal-Mart.

Striking Coca-Cola women speak out

12 women in red anti-Coke T-shirts at the gates of the factory

On Saturday 1st March we met with 12 Coca-Cola workers. In this group interview we wanted to find out how the closure of the Fuenlabrada plant would effect their lives. They wanted to talk because each has a story to tell. A story very different from looking "on the Coke side of life."