Bristol IWW

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Solidarity with YHA workers

Recently, workers at YHA hostels around the country launched a campaign for the living wage (£7.85 an hour, up from their current average of £6.50). They are also campaigning around irregular shifts and unfair payment for sleepover shifts. Bristol IWW would like to extend our solidarity to YHA workers and offer support in any form that we can…

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Anti-surveillance advice for IWW members

Amnesty International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Digitale Gesellschaft and Privacy International have just released DETEKT, a really effective anti-surveillance program built to detect state spyware on PCs. You can download it here. All IWW organisers, delegates and officers especially should run this on a regular basis. We can never be too careful. For more information, check…

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Industrial Worker – Issue #1770, December 2014

Headlines: Whole Foods Workers Demand Higher Wages And A Union Toronto Harm Reduction Workers Organize With The IWW IWW Resurgence In Bellingham, Washington Features: Farewell, Fellow Worker Fred Lee Oregon Canvassers Continue Push For Unionization Understanding Co-ops And The IWW Download a Free PDF of this issue.

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Workfare success story from Liverpool Wobblies

Reposted from Liverpool IWW website Even if we do say so ourselves, Liverpool IWW have won a great victory by getting such a strong statement against workfare from locally-based household waste recycling/furniture company FRC/Bulky Bob’s, who used the unpaid labour scheme until last Friday. Liverpool wobblies had heard about Bulky Bob’s use of conscripted workfare labour…

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Better than we know ourselves: a ruling class view of the trade unions

By Solidarity Federation – LibCom.org Disclaimer: The views expressed here are not the official position of the Bristol branch of the IWW and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone but the author’s. If your only exposure to labour issues is through the torn and tattered pages of a greasy tabloid, you might be forgiven…

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Industrial Worker – Issue #1769, November 2014

Headlines: Portland IWW Battles With Non-Profits Over Union Busting Fellow Worker Arrested In People’s Climate March In November We Remember Penny Pixler Features: Making Our Voices Heard Against Sexism In The IWW In November We Remember U.S. Labor Struggles Understanding The Role Of Prisoner Intellectuals Download a free PDF of this issue here

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Report from Bristol’s Latest Act of Resistance to Workfare

Reposted from Bristol AFed website On Saturday Bristol Wobblies and AFed members were joined by other local activists for  a picket of notorious workfare scheme users Poundland.  This was one of many nationwide actions this week in response to a call from boycott workfare, including an awesome occupation of Urban Futures in London, and the…

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Industrial Worker – Issue #1769, October 2014

You can read the latest issue of the Industrial Worker here Headlines: IWW UPS Workers Organize Against Police Brutality The 2014 IWW General Convention: Learning From Our Mistakes, Moving Forward Baltimore Jimmy John’s Workers File ULP Lawsuit Features: A Labor Day Weekend For The Unseen Laborers New Survey Of Online IWW Sign-Ups: A Wake-Up Call…

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Action against Samsung Bristol and Repair Phones 4u

Last week, members of the Bristol branch of the IWW engaged in direct action against Samsung Bristol and Repair Phones 4u (no link to the troubled Phones 4u) on Park Street. This was following on from action undertaken back in July , and a conciliation process with Acas, where it was revealed that while Matthew was on…

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Statement on the Morning Star’s suppression of domestic violence allegations

Reposted from IWW Scotland website: The Clydeside branch of the Industrial Workers of the World fully supports one of its members, Rory MacKinnon, in his dispute with the Morning Star. Fellow worker MacKinnon was disciplined by the Morning Star for asking questions — just what a journalist should do. We urge all members of the IWW, and the…

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