G4S abuse a symptom of larger injustice: arbitrary detention

5 September 2017 - 10:45am

The vile abuse that was exposed in the BBC Panorama footage is only a symptom of a larger injustice: the UK’s use of arbitrary detention of people whose only ‘crime’ is seeking safety.

10 Ways to Show #McSolidarity with the #McStrike

1 September 2017 - 9:00am

On Monday 4 September, McDonalds workers will make history by going on strike for the 1st time in the UK. They are calling it the #McStrike

They are demanding £10 an hour, and their right to join a union to be respected.

Here are ten things you can do to show McSolidarity:

Protest: Stop the Arms Fair 2017

22 August 2017 - 2:00pm

Event date: 4 September 2017 -11:00 am-3:00 pm

Location: oustide London ExCel centre (exact location tba on facebook event here)

Stop the Arms Fair 2017: Stop Arming Israel Day of Action

#FastFoodGlobal - The #McStrike & Day of Action Against McDonalds

21 August 2017 - 5:00pm

  • EVENT DATE:     All day, Monday 4 September 2017
  • LOCATION:        Global
  • WHAT:                 Day of Action

**Breaking: the Bakers' Union (BFAWU) has confirmed that UK McDonalds workers in Cambridge and Crayford (SE London) are going to strike on Monday 4 September**  

Read ten ways you can show 'McSolidarity' here.

The #McStrike Is Coming!

This August, fast food workers are making history by balloting to strike at McDonalds, a first in UK history. They are demanding an end to precarious contracts, £10 per hour and respect for their right to join a union. The workers want an end to bullying made possible by precarious contracts which mean they live under constant fear of losing future work.  They are standing up for dignity and respect at work.

The Women of Marikana

17 August 2017 - 10:00am

The Women of Marikana will no longer be ignored

SARANEL BENJAMIN writes on the fifth anniversary of the massacre and the fight for justice in the Morning Star


THIS August marks the fifth anniversary of the Marikana mining massacre.

During the month of August in 2012, 37 miners were killed — 34 were shot down by the South African police on a single day.

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