UPDATE 5 NOV: Oxford Street blockaded, UVW takes the streets demanding very simple and fair demands for the cleaners to receive parity of pay and terms and conditions of employment with in-house staff.
from @UVWunion: Demand justice for the John Lewis cleaners, Saturday 5th November – John Lewis makes well over £100 million in profit a year despite a recent slump, and pays its Chairman over 114 times what the cleaners earn.
Nonetheless, John Lewis insists on denigrating and treating their cleaners like second class citizens, who they despicably outsource for no other reason than to deprive them of the same benefits that in-house staff receive.
Not only are the cleaners paid poverty wages of £7.29 per hour – which will be insultingly increased by only 6p an hour to £7.35 an hour on 18th October 2016 – but they are excluded from the famous partnership model lauded by all. (more…)
London, UK. 9th October 2016: Class War felt that the official celebration was failing to reflect the spontaneous and anarchist nature of of the Battle of Cable Street.
They see too many of the speakers representing organisations which had opposed popular resistance on the streets and feel it inappropriate that a march celebrating an event where the people took over the street should walk tamely along the pavements and a cycle lane rather than on the street. We decided to hold an alternative rally in front of the Cable Street mural with local resident Martin Wright giving an address. (more…)
For years anarchists have been excluded from speaking at major rallies by labourites and leftists. Having seen the highlights of the speakers for CABLE STREET, Class War has decided to hold our own rally at the mural. Speakers include MARTIN WRIGHT, veteran of the battle of Lewisham and local resident.
We ask all anarchists and other comrades to gather round and support our rally. Other speakers will be welcome. SMASH FASCISM SMASH THE STATE! (more…)
May Day Fuck Parade! 6pm Sunday May 1st, London E1 7PT (more…)
Wit, raconteur and anti-fascist Martin Wright will be leading a walk and talk about the history and implications of the famous Battle of Cable Street, finishing triumphant at the Ripper Museum at 12 Cable Street. Assemble PROMPT at 2pm at Tower Hill tube station. (more…)