Mid-January round-up: redundancies, repression and resistance

Posted: January 19, 2015 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Cautiously pessimistic

Just notes on a few bits and pieces of interest:

In workplace news, the Angry Language Brigade and London Industrial Workers of the World are supporting a group of English language teachers who’ve been left unpaid after shady businessman Craig Tallents closed their workplace down. You can read a writeup from the Angry Language Brigade here. So far, they’ve occupied the school, forced Craig Tallents to resign from the board of governors at another school, and made him pull the website and twitter page for his business Asparagus Management Consulting, which is a good start – for further updates about where the campaign will go next, keep an eye on the Angry Language Brigade blog or the IWW.

Over the other side of the Atlantic, the IWW have also been busy, scoring a major victory in their campaign at Whole Foods, with the minimum hourly wage being increased…

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