Solidarity Federation

Abolish workfare - a guide to the government's unpaid work schemes

Abolish workfare

A 16-page guide to the government's unpaid labour schemes, the logic behind them, and resources for organising against them.

Education Worker #8 - Anti-academies special issue

EW #8

This issue we focus on academies. What they are, what they do, why they are a problem and what should be done about it.

What is anarcho-syndicalism?: libertarian reformism, vanguardism or revolutionary unionism?

A 1997 article from Black Flag, critical of (then) recent events in the International Workers Association.

The economy of making women care

Resisting, questioning, creating... the struggle continues!

A brief analysis of how capitalism systematically subjugates women, and therefore how women's emancipation is bound up with the struggle against capitalism.

Trade union factionalism and rank-and-file organising

Over the past year, it's become increasingly evident that the branch of the civil servants' union PCS I'm part of is beset by factionalism. In particular, the dominance of a ruling clique has been like a cancer which has seen people drop out of being reps, and even go off work with stress, because of the bullying occurring within the union. In my own rank-and-file approach to organising, I've butted heads with this problem on more than one occasion. This blog is a reflection of the issues at hand and an attempt to focus my own thoughts in terms of how to combat that.

Liverpool Hospital demo goes ahead, despite toadying Labour Party lickspittles cancelling it

Around fifty people attended a demonstration against the privatisation of the NHS at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Local Labour party goons had cancelled the demo due to concerns that we would point out that they are just as disgusting as the Conservatives. We did it anyway.

Credit crunched – working in financial services during the 2008-2009 crash

This article comes from a comrade who is a member of the Solidarity Federation in the UK. He describes the article as “An account of working for a credit company during the financial crisis, as well as workers’ attempts to resist speed-ups and workload increases.”

S01E008 - Anarcho-syndicalism – a new world in the shell of the old?

An edition of the Novara radio show discussing anarcho-syndicalism with Joseph Kay of Solidarity Federation.