workplace activity

Keeping your job while under fire

An account of attempts to discipline a union organizer.

Nasty, brutal and small

An article published in the Playtime Omnibus on the possibility of workers' unity in small firms and the actions of atomised militants. Originally written between 1983 and 1985.

Staff rooms: a place to organise

A recent article in The Guardian highlighted the possibility of the end of the school staff room. However, one aspect of the current regulation was noticeable by its absence, staff accommodation, specifically schools no longer being obligated to provide "accommodation for use by the teachers at school, for the purpose of work and for social purposes".

Lernia Correctional Facility: a story from a Swedish unemployment programme

A short 'militant investigation' about struggles at a Swedish employment programme, run by 'Lernia', a state-owned training/employment agency, written by Kim Müller of 'Kämpa tillsammans!'.

Workplace papers - Sojourner Truth Organization

A 1980 pamphlet of a collection of writings on workplace organizing by the American based 'new communist movement' group, Sojourner Truth Organization.

Office worker's survival guide

The modern office is fraught with dangers. From the risk of getting fired, to stress, repetitive strain injury (RSI), mindnumbing boredom and more. This helpful guide from libcom.org will help you navigate these hazards to a happy work life, and perhaps a slightly better world...

Fighting and firings at Canada Post

In this post, Phinneas Gage tells a story about action on the job, management retaliation, and workers’ responses.

The Workplace Papers

Short summary of the Sojourner Truth Organization, a group that came out of the so-called "new communist movement" and their views and experience in workplace organizing.

The committee in action - Phinneas Gage

In this article Phinneas Gage describes how workers at Canada Post have organized themselves, and the ups and downs and risks of organizing.

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.”