Furlough and other labour concerns

Submitted by Scallywag on February 24, 2021

Are we going to see more workplace organising in response to things like furlough, drop in income, redundancy, low pay, unemployment, debt, unsafe conditions and lack of protective equipment as a result of the pandemic?

R Totale

1 year 5 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

I mean, I think it must be very hard to organise people on furlough, it's not like you can effectively withdraw your labour under the circumstances. As far as I can see, there does seem to be some going on but almost exclusively in relatively well-organised industries that still have something left to defend, in response to the bosses seeing this moment as an opportunity to push through attacks with the threat of unemployment. See the recent Angry Workers text, along with the sources linked in this other thread.