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Careworkers: Cannon fodder to the coronavirus?

An article by a careworker in Manchester Solfed about how careworkers are being treated during the current crisis

Careworkers: Cannon fodder to the coronavirus?

An article by a careworker in Manchester Solfed about how careworkers are being treated during the current crisis

Liverpool Anarchist

A local monthly newsletter covering local organising and direct action in the city of Liverpool. Our content is committed to being anti-state, anti-capitalist and intersectional.

Our website can be found at: https://liverpoolanarchist.wordpress.com/

The Self-Organised Struggle of Liverpool Couriers Highlights the Difficulties of Organising in the 'Gig Economy'

Deliveroo was founded in 2013 by Will Shu, an investment banker, and Greg Orlowski, a software developer. It was a simple idea whereby customers place food orders through an app or on the website, and couriers, with the app on their mobile phones, deliver the food from the restaurant to the customer. However, like any technology (no matter how life changing) utilised under capitalism, in practice Deliveroo means exploitation for the workers on whose labour the success of the company depends.

Brighton hotel worker successfully resists wage theft

A worker organising with Brighton Solidarity Federation has won a dispute with their seafront employer.

More bad news from the World Bank

IMF+World Bank = Hundreds Rich, Billions Poor

Following on from our recent post on the World Bank and climate change comes more bad news from the Bank. In the World Bank’s flagship 2019 World Development Report, entitled the Changing Nature of Work, the Bank argues for wide-ranging deregulation of labour; deemed necessary to prepare countries for the changing nature of work. The report sets out a nice cosy capitalist future under which firms will be relieved of the burden of contributing to social security, have the flexibility to pay wages as low as they think fit and have the power to fire people at will.

Brighton SolFed – Practical organising and reflections

Base publication's interview with Brighton Solidarity Federation about their collective organising around housing issues.

Solidarity demo called after tenant assaulted at home by dodgy estate agents son

Following the assault of a Brighton Solidarity Federation member by Youngs Estate Agents owner David Pay, the tenant at the centre of the dispute was assaulted in his own home by Pay's son, Oliver, who had forcefully entered the premises. In response to these attempts at intimidation, Brighton Solfed are organising a solidarity protest this Saturday.

Owner of Youngs estate agents assaults Brighton housing activist

David Pay, the owner of Youngs estate agent in the Kemptown area of Brighton, assaulted a member of Brighton Solidarity Federation during a picket in support of a tenant facing a eviction because he asked his landlord to do repairs.

WCH E5: Workmates - organising with agency workers on London Underground

London Underground track workers

An interview with Andy Littlechild, a rail track charge hand and rail workers' union official, about Workmates: a fighting organisation of permanent and agency contract workers on London Underground in the late 1990s and early 2000s.