Tag: living wage

Beauty and the Beast: why beauty industry workers should campaign for...

Belle discusses the need for a campaign for the Living Wage in the beauty industry. In the spring budget speech Phil Hammond split his own...

The Ritzy Strike’s Back

Picturehouse, and their owners Cineworld, must've thought they'd dodged a bullet when their staff pay dispute was settled two years ago... but the workers...

Topshop targeted for victimisation of union activists

Photos by Steve Eason. On 14 May United Voices of The World organised a national protest at Topshop stores around the UK, calling for a...

Reject the deal – restart the strikes

Mark Boothroyd, a nurse at St Thomas' Hospital, on why health workers should restart the strikes for the sake of the NHS. This was...

Picturehouse proposes redundancies at The Ritzy just six weeks after dispute...

Six weeks after voting to accept a pay offer from Picturehouse Cinemas, workers at the Ritzy are being faced with over 20 potential redundancies....

Living Workers, Dead Wages

by Luke Evans "And, it must be confessed, that although the adoption of the enlarged machinery, in that state of our commerce which the country once...

Ritzy benefit video: “You don’t get me, I’m part of the...

Over a hundred people packed into The Grosvenor in Stockwell last night for the Ritzy strike benefit. The Ritzy workers have taken nine days...

Get organised! A guide from Ritzy and Curzon workers

In the past few months the strikes at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton and the growing campaign at Curzon cinema for the Living Wage...

Mark Steel, Francesca Martinez and Russell Brand back Ritzy campaign for...

Estelle Cooch reports from the seventh Ritzy strike day since April with support continuing to grow after Russell Brand and comedians Mark Steel and...

Behind the screens: an interview with two Curzon cinema workers

Ritzy workers in south London recently went on strike for the Living Wage, but they are by no means unique. Rs21 member, Estelle Cooch,...

Latest articles

Greece: decline of Syriza sparks fresh elections

The poor performance of Syriza in the recent European elections may well sound the death-knell for Alexis Tsipras's discredited government

Review: We Need To Talk About Putin

Mark Galeotti's alternate perspective on Putin, as presented in his recent book We Need to Talk About Putin, provides an interesting read.

Grenfell: still mourning, still fighting

Friday 14 June 2019 marks the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell tower fire. The community will be marching in silence, as they have on the 14th day of every month since the fire.

Poland: the right holds fast

The European elections in Poland showed the Law and Justice Party staying firmly in the driving seat of Polish politics

France: nothing new under the Sun?

Despite the insurgent left potential of the Yellow Vests movement, the far-right were the winners in France's European elections

EIS members in a combative mood

Teachers and lecturers in Scotland met at the EIS conference recently to review recent successes over pay and recruitment and to plan a strategy around the underfunding and overwork that still characterises the sector. Nick Cimini reports.

Scunthorpe steel: murder by market manipulation

The closure of the Scunthorpe steel-works is likely to spell disaster for the community. Following our earlier analysis of the state of the British steel industry, here we consider the social costs of cynical mismanagement.

Czechia: opposition stays weak amid government setbacks

Despite huge protests against him, the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš' party, ANO, still won the largest vote share of any party in the country’s European Elections.

Review: Fully Automated Luxury Communism

Colin Wilson reviews Aaron Bastani's much-anticipated account of the potential for a future society of equality and abundance.

VIDEOS: A new Arab spring?

East London rs21 held a meeting on the uprisings in Algeria, Sudan and Morocco, addressing the movements demanding change, the counter-revolutionary forces lining up against them, and the role of international solidarity.

Highlights

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 3

In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.

Between Sartre and Cliff: Ian Birchall, a heterodox Marxist’s trajectory

Selim Nadi conducts a wide-ranging interview with long-standing revolutionary socialist Ian Birchall.

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review: part 1

Today, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world have been taking part in climate strikes. Stephen Graham dissects the discourses of sustainability, Green capitalism and the Green economy.

The Communist Women’s Movement

As we mark International Women's Day (8 March), Estelle Cooch talks Darya Dyakonova and Mike Taber about the history of the Communist Women's Movement (1920-22).