These two union struggles are important right now.
This wildcat strike is pretty important for empowering people.
GATE GOURMET: RAISING THE STAKES
We are at a decisive moment in the struggle by hundreds of low-paid workers at London’s Heathrow Airport—a struggle we have covered intensively on LabourStart in the last two weeks.
Thousands of you have sent off messages to the employers (with copies to the union). It is the largest online campaign ever waged by LabourStart . And it is having an impact.
Now we need to you do a bit more. To reach into your pockets and make a donation—giving as much as you can—to the union’s ‘hardship fund’ for the Gate Gourmet workers. Please give generously—the workers at Gate Gourmet are counting on you. Even the smallest donations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
CBC locks out workers.
They are doing an amazing job of running a media project.
RADIO FREE CBC: A 21ST CENTURY STRIKE NEWSPAPER
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Locked out workers at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation have been pushing the envelope with their use of the new communications technology, as the dispute enters its second week. A good source of information about the dispute is the union’s new website, http://cbcontheline.ca/
They have also been creating the equivalent of a traditional strike newspaper, but have done so using cutting edge technology—streaming multimedia, MP3 and podcasts.
To make their content easily accessible to trade unionists around the world, we’re stopping all regularly scheduled broadcasts on our online radio station, Radio LabourStart, and switching over to broadcast these alternative radio programs created by the locked-out CBC workers. We will broadcast nothing else until the lockout ends. To tune in, visit http://radio.labourstart.org
Show your solidarity with the CBC workers by listening to their broadcasts on Radio LabourStart today. Tell your co-workers to tune in as well. Spread the word!
Thanks. Eric Lee