PressProgress: A&W Tells Anti-Union Conference It Keeps a Secret ‘Watch List’ To Make Sure Workers Don’t Unionize https://pressprogress.ca/aw-tells-anti-union-conference-it-keeps-a-secret-watch-list-to-make-sure-workers-dont-unionize/ #CanLab #labour #work 🐘
I welcome these statements from John McDonnell, Labour's Shadow Chancellor:
"If the Scottish people decide they want a referendum that's for them."
"We would not block something like that. We would let the Scottish people decide. That's democracy."
You can't argue with either of those statements.
- Glasgow lap dancers are unionizing to protect their jobs in response to legislation that could allow cities to limit the number of strip clubs https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotland-49022743
- A Madrid court rules that Deliveroo food couriers are employees, not independent contractors https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-spain-deliveroo/madrid-court-rules-deliveroo-couriers-are-employees-not-freelancers-idUKKCN1UI186
"the only reason why macron is in power is le pen and viceversa".
Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Minnesota will be striking during Prime Day, July 15! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-08/amazon-workers-plan-prime-day-strike-despite-15-an-hour-pledge
In solidarity, don't order from Amazon, visit the site, or use the app.
"This report brings those ideas together with many more to envision the #commons at the heart of a 21st-century #economy. In its ambitious vision, it combines a long-standing commitment to #commonsbased peer production with a new, globally localized approach to the #circulareconomy and, in the process, redesigns distributed #ledger technology (#blockchain) in order to make it feasible."
UK new PM to be announced 23 July Show more
#UK's Conservative Party (popularly designated Tories) says the next PM will be announced 23 July. The election is between front runner Boris Johnson, perpetually embroiled in controversy, and "top diplomat" Jeremy Hunt. Speculation that the #Labour party will call for an immediate vote of no-confidence to trigger a snap election https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/britains-new-prime-minister-will-be-announced-on-july-23-conservative-party-2059113
It is interesting to compare this situation, Labour MPs abstaining & voting against their own motion, and the recent expulsions of Labour members.
Most famously Alistair Campbell was expelled from the Labour party for suggesting, on social media, that people could/should vote for the LibDems.
It would be hypocritical to have expelled some Labour members and, at the same time, not take action against MPs who prevented the party's motion in parliament. We will see.
Labour wins in Netherlands' EU election Show more
#Netherland's #Labour party, according to exit polls, has been unexpectedly successful in the #EU election, coming well ahead of the rightwing populist Forum for Democracy. Labour doubled its 2014 result https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/24/dutch-labour-party-claims-surprise-victory-in-the-netherlands
I am very happy to announce that the new issue of the Pervasive Labour Union zine, 'Fed Up!', is finally(!) out and can be consulted here: http://ilu.servus.at/category/13-fed-up.html
Many thanks to contributors @eliotberriot, @Gargron , @decentral1se, @entreprecariat (and indirectly @rra and @fcr), @pip Julia Janssen, Inge Hoonte and Louisa Bufardeci, Gui Machiavelli, and Martin Schotten.
Today (day before the EU Parliament elections in the UK) the Scottish version of the Labour Party leaflet arrived. Previously, voters in the Highlands had been sent a leaflet designed for Wales.
All the leaflets are delivered as "election communications", which mean they are delivered free by Royal Mail. Does this mean that the Welsh leaflet for the Highlands mix-up was a Royal Mail error?
If I were an agent for a competing party I'd be checking this situation.