The Limits of ‘Intersectionality’: AngryWorkers book review of ‘Striking Women – Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet’, by Sundari Anitha and Ruth Pearson

We need books like this: in depth accounts of working class struggles, based on expansive interviews with workers involved. We read the book with special interest, given that the two disputes at Grunwick in 1976 and at Gate Gourmet airline caterer in 2005 took place in our vicinity in west London and were led by […]

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AngryWorkers au soleil – Report after an escape to Marseille

Comrades from Marseille invited us to a weekend trip of discussion and sunshine. They run a local social / working class centre under the collective name Camarade/ Collectif Classe [1], where they organise debates, film screenings, workers‘ drop-ins and social hangouts. They also published their first newsletter for local precarious workers – see attachment. maquette […]

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Thoughts on organisation – Take 3

Comrades from the US sent us some question about what we think about building wider class organisations beyond our small group. We responded briefly… Thanks for the question, we will use them as an opportunity for self-reflection around the question of how our local activities relates to our aim to become part of a bigger […]

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Chillers, bullies and Fatsolve – Night-shift drift of a Bakkavor food factory cleaner

Over the last four years we spoke to many night-shift cleaners from local food processing plants. Young guys having a spliff after shift, telling us that using the chemicals for cleaning in confined spaces make you think of Syria or other gas attacks. Women workers have less time, as they hurry to get the kids […]

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Bakkavor Factory Newsletter no.4

PDF files Bakkavor Bulletin 4 English Bakkavor Bulletin 4 Gujarati Bakkavor Bulletin 4 Tamil When will our next pay rise come??? Everyone wants higher wages. We work hard but it is always disappointing when we open our weekly payslip. After the last pay deal, workers were divided into skill levels. Many people filed a grievance […]

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1968 in India

India within the global cycle of class struggle 1960 to 1980 We wrote down some thoughts for a discussion meeting with comrades of wildcat (Germany) about the global uprising of 1968, looking at the wider historical background of 1968 in India. 1. ‘Independence’ was not won through a unifying national liberation movement, but handed down […]

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