New Economics Foundation:
After spending 18 months in some of London and Birmingham’s most deprived communities, our research – based on peer-led interviews and workshops – goes beyond figures to highlight the real human, social and economic costs of austerity:
“Even a delay in benefits for a week will send people over the edge”
“Debt advice demand has hugely increased. You wouldn’t believe the type of people the banks lent money to”
“People are on disability benefits for a reason…. it has a huge effect on their ability to stay well, to stay independent, to engage in their community”
“Our wages go on running the household – petrol, insurance, gas, tax, mortgage, all our money goes on that. At the end of all that there is nothing”
Please spread widely amongst your networks.
Everyday insecurity, life at the end of the welfare state – free download pdf
Monday 19 Novermber 2012 — The industrial Workers of the World are proud to announce their victory in their latest John Lewis cleaners’ campaign. On Friday 16 November, the IWW-unionised John Lewis cleaning staff employed by contractor Integrated Cleaning Management won a 9% pay rise as a result of their campaign.
The outsourced cleaners work at four different John Lewis sites in London and are employed by cleaning contractor Integrated Cleaning Management (ICM). This announcement follows a previous press release on Monday 12 November, in which IWW lodged a fresh pay dispute on behalf the IWW unionised cleaners at John Lewis, and a further press release on Wednesday 14 November, in which the IWW announced our intention to ballot the John Lewis cleaning staff for industrial action. The attached campaign press release can be downloaded at the bottom of this article.
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday 19 November 2012
PROJECT THUNDER is as the name implies.
In this project we, the Industrial Workers of the World Uganda (IWW), (see the links below)
intend to expose the rot, the brutal and cruel conditions most Ugandan workers operate under.
The project will involve making of a documentary film covering most workers from different departments at their places of work where possible and where this is not possible workers will be invited to the Regional Organisational Committee(ROC) office for the same.
Also pictorial (i.e still photo photographs )formats will be captured together with a worker/workers filling out a questionnaire.
During the process,the union members will while using bicycles distribute IWW print and electronic materials to the departments, Institutes of higher learning and secondary school libraries in and around the Municipality/small city of Kabale.
At an interval of a fortnight, a seminar/discussion session will be held also is weekend radio announcements and programmes on either of the two FM Radios, i.e Freedom Radio and Voice of Kigezi, in the municipality.