Whether it's at work, at home, or at the job centre, bosses, landlords and the state are always trying to get more from us for less, or give us less for more. It might be work not giving you your breaks, or a landlord not making repairs, or the job centre forcing you onto a 'voluntary' scheme for your dole money. Forcing them to play by their own rules can be an important first step in turning the tables, and shifting the balance of power in our favour. To do that, you've got to know your rights!
The Ryanair Don’t Care Campaign, supported by the Solidarity Federation in the UK and the IWA internationally, is calling for a Week of International Action against exploitation and recruitment scamming by Ryanair, starting on March 12.
Ryanair Don’t Care was started by John Foley after his daughter was sacked as a flight attendant mid-flight and abandoned abroad without any money. This led to the exposure of a cynical and highly exploitative recruitment scam by Ryanair.
On Friday 24th February members of York Anarchists and others took part in a picket of Adecco in solidarity with members of the CNT in Cordoba, Spain. This picket was part of a series of pickets held across the UK organised by the Solidarity Federation.
Read their blog on the event here.
The Feminist Library will be opening its doors to
welcome you for a day of bookstalls, food, drinks, discussions and
celebration of rebellious women.
Members of NLSF will be meeting up at Angel tube station, Islington to take part in the national day of action against Workfare. Come join us
Last night, the Solidarity Federation held a National Delegate Council, during which delegates from our existing local formally voted to accept our new Hull local's request to affiliate. We are pleased to welcome our new local into the national federation.
The affiliation of the Hull local is just the latest development in the expanding of the organisation. We are also in the process of actively forming locals in Glasgow, Chester, Hastings, Portsmouth/Southampton, Dorset, Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Cambridge.
Come and join the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP and DCLG ministers at the annual Conservative Local Government Conference 2012.
Registration starts at 11.15, and the conference starts at 12.00. Demonstration will be from 10.15 at the Queens hotel in Leeds. Bring lots of banners etc and lets give them all a warm welcome!
A3 Posters are still available from the SF Publicity Commission via brighton[AT]solfed.org.uk. Flyers are available from the Publicity Commission, but a print-friendly (black on white) pdf of the flyer is also attached below. Poster pdfs are also attached.