IWW Cleaners’ Living Wage Victory at Exchange Tower

IWW Cleaners and Allied Trades, London – Dear friends, compañeros, on the 5th March 2012, after a long and high profile campaign, the IWW secured yet another victory for our cleaner members employed at Exchange Tower who will now be paid the London Living Wage of £8.30 per hour.

URGENT PROTEST JUSTICE FOR CLEANERS AT THOMPSONS REUTERS FRIDAY 16 MARCH, 5:00 PM

33 Aldgate High Street London EC3N 1DL, next to Aldgate tube station

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Solent Solfed – new local in formation.

We’re colonising the south coast! Solent Solfed has membership covering Bournemouth to Bognor and all stations in between.

Solent (in formation) | Solidarity Federation

We meet 1st thursday of the month (usually) in Southampton.

Solidarity Federation contact form

Contact Solent members informally

Jeff Monson London visit cancelled.

Owing to unforeseen circumstances the event is to be re scheduled for later in the year, watch this space for details, apologies for the short notice.

The Black Rose hosts Jeff Monson in London; Sunday 25 March

BPACC events for March

The following events are taking place during March, your support would be greatly appreciated.

21st MarchBudget Day Vigil – Bournemouth Square – 6pm

24th MarchBPACC street stall – Boscombe – meet just outside entrance to Sovereign Centre – 10.30pm.

28th March – This day is likely to see smaller level strikes regarding the pensions injustice. Details of a local rally to follow once confirmed.

31st March – Is International Day of Action against capitalism.

UK groups are focussing on workfare and Wessex Solidarity is supporting this campaign; despite the government’s recent apparent climb down, the issue is not resolved. Details to follow – get in touch to get involved.

3rd AprilPublic Meeting regarding the future of local hospitals – The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Conference Room, Education Centre, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth. BH7 7DW.  – 6pm

To contact BPACC see link to the right of the page.

Reel News is going to Greece; help us get there!

Reel News have been asked to go on a solidarity trip to Greece in two
weeks time. The delegation trip will last three days, but we are
planning to go for two weeks in order to report about different aspects
of the Greek resistance on film and photo.

We need to raise £1,500 very quickly to cover the costs and to pay the
bills we have this month before we go.

Flyers for workfare

IWW Flyer 2 sided:

BW Front     BW Back

Solfed generic flyer:

.pdf                .doc

Solfed’s Abolish Workfare pamphlet pdf

For CWU members at Royail Mail:

BPACC End unpaid work

From Bristol Indymedia:

Tesco value staff member

Generic flyers in English and Welsh pdfs here:

http://auntiefarr.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/generic-boycott-workfare-pdf-flyers-english-and-welsh/

Holland & Barrett specific flyers in colour, B&W and toner friendly grey:

http://anarchistmedia.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/the-amazing-new-workfare-deal-only-at-holland_barrett/

The SF ones with H&B specific page – could print A4 or A5 double sided perhaps.

.pdf                  .doc

and Boycott Tesco in English and Welsh:

http://auntiefarr.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/boycott-workfare-boycott-tesco/

Have fun!

DWP have started blocking FOIs on workfare.

One of our comrades submitted the following freedom of information request:

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please could you provide a list of organisations signed up to
provide unpaid work placements under the mandatory Work Activity
and Mandatory Work Programme schemes as referred by Jobcentre Plus,
and the name of the linked providers in the Poole and Bournemouth
area.

Here’s the reply he got – after 2 weeks!

Well what do you fucking know!

They’re rattled, because it’s working!

Update – here’s another: