Two actions from Disabled People Against Cuts’ week of action: first at the Department of Transport with the RMT, where they are kept waiting in trying to hand over a petition to keep guards on trains, then at ATOS headquarters to protest the inhumane PIP assessments that have lead to thousands of disabled people dying – even the DWP say 4,000 have died. DPAC are now calling for a boycott of all companies linked to ATOS (such as Santander, Vodaphone and EDF) in order to take the contract away from them once and for all.
Residents in the Fylde, near Blackpool, have been resisting the fracking industry for 6 years now, ever since Cuadrilla caused an earthquake with exploratory drilling. The resistance has increased over the past six months to a permanent presence at the site, using direct action to slow down the operation – and now Reclaim the Power are joining them for the whole of July as Cuadrilla try to bring the drills on site. With mass family friendly demos every Friday and direct action Monday to Thursday, watch this film to see what’s happening already and how you can join in.
Don’t believe Deliveroo adverts – riders in Brighton are earning as little as £1.89 an hour, and working up to 10 hours a day, 7 days a week. A wildcat strike has already won a freeze on recruitment, as too many riders was part of the problem – now they want a living wage of £8.45 an hour after costs. Join them for a ride around Brighton’s most popular restaurants on Tuesday March 14, 3pm -4pm; meet at Jubilee Square. #RideWithUs for a living wage!
Disabled People Against Cuts protest in Birmingham over the thousands of people killed by the Government through cuts, using direct action along the way to highlight the many accessibility problems disabled people face every day, and finishing the protest with an inspiring call to arms.
Official video for the new campaign single for the Blacklist Support Group. Multinational building contractors have for decades compiled a secret database of union members in the UK construction industry.
Union members were denied work over many years because they had been stewards or safety reps on previous building projects. Contractors recently had to pay out over £50 million in compensation to workers on the blacklist after a sustained campaign involving direct action, strikes and demos – but they are still being denied work. The campaign will continue until those workers are back where they belong – organising on building sites. More information: www.hazards.org/blacklistblog, or on Facebook: Blacklist Support Group
Spectacular start to the Break Free 2016 of global actions against dangerous fossil fuel projects, as Reclaim the Power shut down the biggest open cast coal mine in the UK, in Merthyr Tydfil. Local people explain why so many people oppose an expansion of the mine, and how thousands more jobs could be created in renewables than the paltry 150 at the mine.