Britain and Ireland region of the Industrial Workers of the World


  • We have been told that Tristan Chard of the GMB recently wrote to all GMB members in Bradford schools about the IWW.

    If you’re one of those people – hello and thanks for looking us up!

    We wanted to respond to a few things in the letter, and then tell you a bit about who we are.

  • Over Christmas, Antonio, a cleaner employed by cleaning contractor ISS at the premises of huge international institution of finance capitalism Bank of America Merrill Lynch, was sacked a few months after managers saw Antonio distributing IWW union joining forms, they hauled him into a disciplinary meeting without his union rep. Four days later (on Christmas Eve!) they sent Antonio a letter confirming he’d been sacked – they gave him seven days (until New Years Eve!) to appeal.

  • 30 CLEANERS are facing redundancy at White and Case LLP. A few weeks ago a ‘consultation’ period was initiated by cleaning contractor Mitie. They are seeking significant reductions in the cleaning staff at a time when the workload has increased. Mitie are claiming that their new structure will improve service delivery and staff loyalty.

    So why are Mitie really reducing staff levels?


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A London IWW hosted talk by Fellow Worker Nick Heath.

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