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Wildcat action stops de-skilling at Gateshead Amazon facility

A recent wildcat action among workers building an Amazon fulfilment centre in Gateshead was successful at stopping a de-skilling attempt. This follows from the recent victory in the national "No to ESO" construction rank and file struggle over de-skilling at Hinkley Point C.

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.

The price of power; cops gun down strikers in Bangladesh

Injured worker taken to hospital by fellow worker.

Police murders during a recent strike at a new Bangladeshi power plant and its context within shifting global energy policies.

Liverpool Anarchist #11

Latest issue of the Liverpool Anarchist with articles on the Kill the Bill protests, the 1913 porridge strike, electricians against deskilling and legal advice for protesters.

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.

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

Climate change must be a thing: it's on prime time TV

XR protest on Waterloo Bridge, London

The political establishment will try co-opting new climate protest movements, such as Extinction Rebellion and the school strikes. Let's stop that happening

Fueling the fires: South Africa in class war

The hope that the end of apartheid would herald a better life for the oppressed in South Africa has evaporated. Their conditions today are materially as bad as under apartheid - and even worse in some cases. But the upper classes are having the time of their lives. Working class struggles should be intensified and linked, based on self-organising and direct democracy to bring about real change.