Cyber Monday protests at Amazon, action alert for Kevan Thackrar, and more class struggle news and events for early December

Cautiously pessimistic

Another quick roundup of news and events:

In workplace news, the CWU’s appeal has been defeated and the courts have upheld the ruling blocking them from taking strike action on the back of their massive strike vote. It’s worth stressing how serious this is: first the law blocks strike action in cases where there isn’t a big turnout on the ballot, and now the courts are ruling that any effective campaign to get a big strike vote out becomes “improper interference”, leading to a situation where workers are damned if we do and damned if we don’t.

On a more positive note, plans to outsource the jobs of NHS staff in Bradford and Frimley have been defeated. While no date has yet been set, members of both GMB and Unison working for the road gritting department of Carmathenshire County Council have voted to strike over pay, with yet…

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