The workers at MGT Power Plant in Teesside start day five of their spontaneous protest today. The workers have gone on strike at Tees Reneweable Energy Plant- world’s largest biomass power plant being built on Teesside by MGT- last Tuesday over poor safety conditions. The action was sparked by what was described a “boiler incident”.
The Brighton Solidarity Federation is currently in dispute with CJ Barbers, a barber shop which owes one of SolFed’s members two months in unpaid wages. While the shop refuses to negotiate, the son of one of its owners has publicly said that they intend to illegally send images and personal details of the worker to
The Spanish CNT-AIT and UK’s Solidarity Federation reported on new labor disputes they take part in. On April 9, a picket was held in Granada in Spain against the Patricia Villanueva shoe store. Having settled down at the entrance, the CNT activists began to call for a boycott of the store and for solidarity with
Athens was brought to standstill today after Greek trade union GSEE called for general strike, inviting all workers, pensioners, students and unemployed to participate. GSEE stands for General Confederation of Greek Workers. The union is the largest in the country and represents public sector workers. The strike greatly affected public transport in Athens, with metro,
With the votes of the coalition government of Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz’s conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Nationalist Liberal Party, as well as the votes of the neo-liberal opposition party NEW (New Austria), the Austrian Parliament approved the controversial law to allow 12-hour work days. The new law will come to force on 1st September
Since the Amazon distribution facility opened in Tilbury at the start of October, over 600 workers have either quit because the working conditions are so bad or they’ve been sacked for failing to meet onerous productivity targets. See this report in the Thurrock Independent for full details: Sacked worker backs report into poor conditions at
Whatever else you might say about the Prime Minister, she can waffle like a true champion. Below is our commentary on the government’s comprehensive 12-point plan for Brexit. 1. We will provide certainty wherever we can Jolly good, that’s not an actual plan for Brexit though is it. More a sort of standing aspiration of
The London branch of the Industrial Workers of the World today staged a picket of the offices of law firm White and Case LLP against the sacking of Yolanda, a shop steward for the IWW. Mitie, the outsourcing company, claims that Yolanda’s conduct was the reason for her firing however she had never received any complaints