Sisters and brothers,
Here are some photos collected over three and a half years working as a delivery driver and loader in west London. The warehouse employs 1,400 people, out of which 600 are drivers. In most cases the work is questionable: bringing shopping to people who think their time is too precious to do the shopping themselves. Of course there are other cases, like nurseries, elderly or disabled people.
Yesterday I phoned a comrade in China who told me that, during the Corona lockdown, most blocks of flats ordered their food and groceries collectively and the supermarket delivery workers were managing to keep everyone supplied. Sometimes common sense solutions emerge in times of crisis, much more sensible than the individualised day-to-day relations of late capitalism.
In any case, the longer report about working and organising in this west London warehouse will feature in our upcoming book ‘Class Power on Zero-Hours’, which can be ordered here:
The photo-story is here: