construction

Construction rank and file beat the bosses: No to ESO de-skilling dispute ends in a win!

After an extended campaign of direct action led by rank and file electricians, construction firms Balfour Beatty and NG Bailey have agreed to workers' demands and abandoned the controversial Electrical Support Operative grade.

No nuclear Grenfell: Construction rank and file blockade Atomic Weapons Establishment in de-skilling dispute

On Wednesday May 26th, rank and file electricians shut down work at the Atomic Weapons Establishment Burghfield site as the latest escalation in the ongoing #No2ESO dispute over construction companies attempting to de-skill their trade.

Rank and file electricians occupy Land Securities offices as de-skilling dispute continues

Rank-and-file electricians continue to take action over attempts by major construction contractors to de-skill their trade, including occupying the offices of companies that have contracts with NG Baileys.

Pipelines, Pandemics and Capital’s Death Cult: A Green Syndicalist View

Sign saying, Call off the RCMP, We Stand on Stolen Land

Covid outbreaks at extractives industry sites bring together shared interests and concerns of the diverse working class—blue collar and white collar workers in various industries, Indigenous people, including site workers. This provides a green syndicalist analysis of these issues and convergence points of resistance.

Construction workers target NG Bailey and Balfour Beatty in de-skilling dispute

Construction workers are taking ongoing action against major construction companies in response to an attempt to use lower-paid workers with less training to carry out vital electrical work.

The Green New Deal and the “rank-and-file strategy” - Gregory Butler

Gregory Butler argues that the DSA and Jacobin’s “rank-and-file strategy” in the construction industry consists mostly in pushing policy from above, leaving out worker concerns and worker organizing. This article was first published by Organizing Work.

Fighting Back - International Week of Action Against Unpaid Wages

Short pamphlet by the anarcho-syndicalist union the ZSP. ZSP is the Polish section of the International Workers Association. The pamphlet is about their experiences in countering wage theft, both successful and unsuccessful.

Privatisation and Gentrification, Reaction and Resistance, in Hackney's 'Regeneration State' – Black Flag

Article on gentrification in the London Borough of Hackney, from Black Flag #222 2002.