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Solidarity with Striking Dublin Deliveroo workers

This week has seen strike action throughout Dublin in the middle of a pandemic by Deliveroo workers. The workers, who have enough of being treated so badly, are asking Deliveroo for better working conditions, security, delivery fees & value standards. A member of the Industrial Workers of the World did the following interview with one Deliveroo striker to find out more and how people can effectively support their actions.

A Dedicated Grassroots Troublemaker

Christian Krähling

Christian Krähling, Amazon worker and activist, wrote this song for the Chicago Amazon workers at DCH1 warehouse. They won a fight for equal Paid Time Off (PTO) in March 2020, during a pandemic.
https://en.labournet.tv/pto-everyone

Christian passed away on December 10, 2020.

Amazon Workers International, an international network of militant Amazon workers, wrote this beautiful obituary, pledging to continue the common project:

Five Theses on the Class Struggle - by Anton Pannekoek

Anton Pannekoek's classic manifesto against state socialism (democratic or otherwise) and for council communism, an industrial society governed by a democracy of workers' councils

Workers Launch Wave of Wildcat Strikes As Trump Pushes for ‘Return to Work’ Amidst Exploding Coronavirus

A report on the spread of wildcat strikes in response to the coronavirus in the US. This article was first published by It's Going Down.

I Stay At Home

Io sto a casa. Non sono carne da macello

In the warehouses organized by base unions SICobas and ADL Cobas 90% of the workers don't go to work anymore.
https://en.labournet.tv/i-stay-home

Deliveroo riders strike back against cuts to shifts in London, Leeds and Nottingham

Deliveroo riders took action across London, Leeds and Nottingham over the weekend of the 12th-13th July in response to punitive new policies from management that would cut hours for motorbike couriers in London and cyclists elsewhere.

A Union at Amazon?: Organize the Class, not the Shop

An Amazon worker in the United States reflects on the strategic point of the company in the global economy and the new social composition it has created. Looking at the limits of union campaigns in a high-turnover sector with a lack of solidarity, he argues for the creation of regional Worker and Tenant Leagues based on direct action and mutual aid. This article was first published by Notes from Below.

IWW Deliveroo riders strike and blockade in London

IWW Deliveroo picket, Swiss Cottage, London.

Deliveroo riders organising with the London IWW have been taking spontaneous action for improved wages and working conditions, shutting down one of Deliveroo's 'dark kitchens' in Swiss Cottage, North-West London.

Workers' Conditions in UK Warehouses

It is hard to describe how awful the job is. Almost anyone could do it for a few minutes, even find it stimulating, nice bit of exercise, find a location, a bit of mental stimulation, almost a game. But give it an hour, the feet hurt, the knees hurt, the lower back hurts, the brain hurts… give it a few days and there is no learning curve anymore. Give it a few weeks and you are no longer the same person. You are the walking dead between seven and three.

Lega calls on Emilia Romagna regional authorities to outlaw SI Cobas union

SI Cobas.

The far-right League (Lega) has called on the Emilia Romagna Region authorities to outlaw SI Cobas, a base union active in the country's warehouses and which often organises among immigrant workers.