Sports Direct: Workers Still Exploited

6 September 2017 - 11:45am

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

Responding to Unite the Union’s finding that Sports Direct has failed to keep its commitments to take workers off precarious contracts and offer workers guaranteed hours and permanent employment, Owen Espley, Labour Rights campaigner, War on Want said:

Precarious Labour Strikes Back

5 September 2017 - 2:15pm

  • EVENT DATE:  08:00-11:00
  • LOCATION:      Transport for London 197 Blackfriars road, London SE1 5NJ
  • WHAT:              Protest, March, Carnival, Celebration

Workers from across the UK are uniting for the country's first ever march against precarious labour.

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:


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Delegation from Colombian community that stopped world’s biggest gold mine & redefined local democracy visit UK

20 March 2018 - 4:30pm

A year ago this rural community used direct democracy to stop what would have been the world’s largest gold mine. Their example has inspired 50 Colombian communities to challenge corporate exploitation through popular consultations and revolutionised the Colombian presidential debate. 25-30 March they visit London to share their vision for a just, sustainable future.

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Event: "Curfew" Contemporary dance by El-Funoun & Hawiyya

16 March 2018 - 5:30pm

War on Want is happy to be supporting “Curfew”, a contemporary dance production performed by El-Funoun (Palestine) and Hawiyya Dance Company (UK), presented by Arts Canteen. "Curfew" is a thought-provoking contemporary dance production that encourages individuals to self-reflect and take action in front of injustice.

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