Workers

Joel Linares and grassroots organisations
Struggles United Kingdom

Joel Linares and grassroots organisations

The Alborada Organisation, focused on independent coverage of Latin American issues, will host a discussion with community activist Joel Linares at the Union Tavern, Clerkenwell, London on Thursday 2 December 2010. In 1989, people in the Venezuelan community of Caracas stood in opposition against a rigorous economic programme. The opposition […]

Unites election results are in
Trade Unions United Kingdom

Unites election results are in

Len McCluskey has beaten off rivals to become the new general secretary of the UKs biggest workers Union Unite. In an election with a disappointingly low turn out of just 15.8% McCluskey secured victory with 42% of the vote.  He beat rivals Jerry Hicks coming in second place with 22%, […]

Lobby town hall in Hackney
Movement Struggles

Lobby town hall in Hackney

With the recession in full-force and cuts at the forefront, many people are responding with grassroots action. In the London borough of Hackney, the community is already seeing the repercussions of the proposed cuts as teaching assistants are made redundant and two refuse trucks are cut. An organisation by the […]

DAS: Colombian Government and the illegal surveillance
Trade Unions

DAS: Colombian Government and the illegal surveillance

Amnesty International (UK Sectional), Unison and Ictur are holding a special meeting open to the public on Thursday the 11th of November. Senior officials in Colombia’s Administrative Department of Security (the DAS) are being accused of heading a grand scheme to illegally impede the activities of those who question or […]