Precarious workers demand campus shutdown and furlough with COVID-19 declared ‘Major Incident’ in London

With Covid-19 declared a ‘major incident’ in London, precarious workers are still being compelled to provide cleaning and security services in non-essential buildings, while many doing essential work remain on zero-hours contracts without adequate financial support if they have to self-isolate. The Universitity of London branch of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB)

Notes from the US

Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. Election It is a huge indictment of many of the 70 million of those who voted for Trump (almost half of all voters) that they continue to claim that the vote

Deliveroo and Uber riders in Sheffield strike for a living wage and due process

Members of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) Couriers & Logistics Branch in Sheffield are going on strike today against app-based ‘gig economy’ corporations  including Deliveroo, Uber and Stuart. These key workers face unfair, automated terminations, precarious conditions and declining pay. They are demanding a living wage, a freeze on recruitments which drive

Covid-19 and The Malthus Legacy

You meet them everywhere and they can be old or young: “The Covid 19 pandemic is Mother Nature’s way of reducing the population”. Somehow they miss out on the deliberate decision making process that leads to this reduction targeting of the poor, the weak and the economically vulnerable parts of the population, rather than the

Spain: CNT takes on farm exploitation in Andalusia

Covid has presented particular problems for seasonal farm workers this year, and CNT Adra is planning to fight back. In the below statement the anarcho-syndicalist union outlines the situation and its demands. The unions of CNT Andalusia are placing a focus of union action in a sector that is important in our community — agriculture. The

Notes from the US

Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. Freedom’s Notes from the US (which has been published without interruption since 2005) doesn’t normally concern itself with ‘moods’ or ‘atmospheres’. And while it is impossible to gauge the extent of