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Precarious Labour Strikes Back

5 September 2017 - 2:15pm

  • EVENT DATE:  08:00-11:00
  • LOCATION:      Transport for London 197 Blackfriars road, London SE1 5NJ
  • WHAT:              Protest, March, Carnival, Celebration

Workers from across the UK are uniting for the country's first ever march against precarious labour.

G4S abuse a symptom of larger injustice: arbitrary detention

5 September 2017 - 10:45am

The vile abuse that was exposed in the BBC Panorama footage is only a symptom of a larger injustice: the UK’s use of arbitrary detention of people whose only ‘crime’ is seeking safety.

Communities from Colombia, Brazil and USA make demands ahead of BHP AGM

2 September 2017 - 9:15am

Visitors from three of the thirteen countries that BHP operates in have come to London in search of accountability for the company’s operations in their respective homes. These range from the fall-outs of the widely-known Samarco dam disaster in Brazil, to the forced displacement of communities surrounding the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia and the proposed Rio Tinto/BHP mining project, the Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona, USA.

10 Ways to Show #McSolidarity with the #McStrike

1 September 2017 - 9:00am

On Monday 4 September, McDonalds workers will make history by going on strike for the 1st time in the UK. They are calling it the #McStrike

They are demanding £10 an hour, and their right to join a union to be respected.

Here are ten things you can do to show McSolidarity:

War on Want at conference season

29 August 2017 - 11:15am

EVENT DATE: Autumn 2017

LOCATION:  All around the UK

WHAT:  Conference season!

PAST

TUC Congress, 10 – 13 September, Brighton  - *please note these events have now past*

If you are a delegate to the TUC, please do come and see us at Stall 23 or come to the fringe meetings War on Want is involved in

Protest: Stop the Arms Fair 2017

22 August 2017 - 2:00pm

Event date: 4 September 2017 -11:00 am-3:00 pm

Location: oustide London ExCel centre (exact location tba on facebook event here)

Stop the Arms Fair 2017: Stop Arming Israel Day of Action

#FastFoodGlobal - The #McStrike & Day of Action Against McDonalds

21 August 2017 - 5:00pm

  • EVENT DATE:     All day, Monday 4 September 2017
  • LOCATION:        Global
  • WHAT:                 Day of Action

**Breaking: the Bakers' Union (BFAWU) has confirmed that UK McDonalds workers in Cambridge and Crayford (SE London) are going to strike on Monday 4 September**  

Read ten ways you can show 'McSolidarity' here.

The #McStrike Is Coming!

This August, fast food workers are making history by balloting to strike at McDonalds, a first in UK history. They are demanding an end to precarious contracts, £10 per hour and respect for their right to join a union. The workers want an end to bullying made possible by precarious contracts which mean they live under constant fear of losing future work.  They are standing up for dignity and respect at work.

The Women of Marikana

17 August 2017 - 10:00am

The Women of Marikana will no longer be ignored

SARANEL BENJAMIN writes on the fifth anniversary of the massacre and the fight for justice in the Morning Star


THIS August marks the fifth anniversary of the Marikana mining massacre.

During the month of August in 2012, 37 miners were killed — 34 were shot down by the South African police on a single day.

Electronic Intifada: EU funds firm supplying Israel with banned cluster weapons

11 August 2017 - 11:15am

The EU admits that Israel systematically violates international law through its military occupation and attacks on Palestinians, yet continues to reward the Israeli government and arms companies with research money, contracts and trade deals that feed its war machine, War on Want says.

Reaction: Fortress EU is creating conditions for exploitation of migrant workers

10 August 2017 - 12:00pm

Responding to the release of Verisk Maplecroft Modern Slavery Index that exposes modern slavery increasing across the EU, Owen Espley, Labour Rights campaigner at War on Want said:

“The rise in modern slavery and extreme exploitation of migrants across the EU is an inevitable consequence of “Fortress Europe”. Irregular workers are often afraid to approach the authorities to complain about exploitation through fear they'll be detained or deported, and treated as criminals.

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