London GMB

Contact: london[at]iww.org.uk

London IWW

London General Membership Branch is an active and growing branch of the IWW. The main sectors represented in and around London are education, retail/restaurants and construction, although we welcome all workers, students and unemployed to join. Our education workers' committee also publishes a termly freesheet, workingclassroom. Contact us if you would like to be posted a copy, or a bundle to distribute to friends and colleagues.

Organising in London

If you wish to organise at your workplace, don't hesitate to contact us. We have experienced, committed volunteers who will help you build a union presence on the job through innovative direct action and sound legal knowledge on disciplinary and grievance issues. We are also able to support workers in the surrounding towns outside London, such as Croydon, Watford and Brentwood. With the IWW you can be sure of sound advice, solid support and a friendly community of activists. We pride ourselves on autonomy, militancy and solidarity.

Monthly Meetings

London IWW meets every second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 PM, in 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH (nearest tube Blackfriars). For directions, see http://maydayrooms.org/contact. If you have any special needs, please contact us and we will do our utmost to meet your requirements. If you have children, you are welcome to bring them to the meeting.

 

Picket at the Draper's Guild: Tell wage-stealing bosses it’s time to throw in their hand

What: Picket of the Draper's Guild

London Friends House picket

26/02/2015 16:00

Fellow workers, this Thursday London IWW will be holding our sixth demonstration in support of the three sacked zero-hours workers at Friends House London. If you are in London, please invite friends and allies to attend:

When: Thursday, 26th February, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Friends House, 173 – 177 Euston Road, London
Facebook event here.

Please bring any instruments you have: drums, horns, even the humble pot and spoon!

Ethically and justice-driven Quaker employer in dispute with 3 sacked zero-hour workers

This Thursday afternoon 26th February, 3 sacked zero-hour workers together with their trade union - the Industrial Workers of the World - will hold their sixth peaceful demonstration outside Friends House, opposite Euston train station, the London headquarters of the Religious Society of Friends famously known as the Quaker Church. They will be demanding their immediate reinstatement, but most of all to have their concerns about the misuse of zero-hour contracts by the management team heard by the wider Quaker community.

Support sacked zero-hours staff at Friends House London

3 of the hospitality workers at Friends House employed on zero-hour contracts have lost their jobs. This is at Friends House London, the head office of British Quakers where – despite the organisation’s reputation as a ‘good employer’ – senior managers responded to objections to the use of zero-hour contracts by getting rid of the three remaining workers employed on them!

London Friends House picket

05/02/2015 16:00

This Thursday London IWW will be holding our fifth demonstration in support of the three sacked zero-hours workers at Friends House London. If you are in London, please invite friends and allies to attend:

London Friends House picket

29/01/2015 16:45

On Thursday, London IWW will be taking further action outside Friends House in London: our fourth weekly picket in support of three zero-hours workers sacked by the management there.

To coincide with the action, if you haven't already, please take part in the email blast here: https://friendshousehospitalityworkers.wordpress.com/take-action. Feel free to adjust the text of the email as you see fit.

**Please send your emails as close to 1pm on Thursday as you can.**

CALLOUT: 24 Hour email campaign to target wage-stealing boss - on 26 Jan 2015

CALLOUT: 24 Hour email campaign to target wage-stealing boss

London IWW dispute with Leicester Square School of English goes public - the upcoming picket and the story so far.

The London IWW branch and the Angry Language Brigade will be holding a protest picket at Leicester square School of English, this Saturday 17th January.

In the City - Mod and Ska IWW Holiday Season Benefit Bash

13/12/2014 20:00

IWW London Branch Benefit Night

A night of Mod, Motown, Northern Soul, Rock-Steady, Ska and Two Tone

8pm to 1am, Admission £5/£3 cons.

At Tottenham Chances venue, 399 Tottenham High Rd, London N17 6QN
Nearest tube: Seven Sisters, Buses 149, 243, 279, 254, 476, 123, 41

Facebook event:  www.facebook.com/events/1534997146741334

Knees Up Mother Jones: Learn to Sing Like a Wobbly

25/11/2014 19:00

1st Floor Screening Room,
May Day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1DH
Please arrive promptly for a 7pm start.

Facebook event here.
May Day Rooms page here.

A history of the IWW in Britain (1913-1920)

A London IWW hosted talk by Fellow Worker Nick Heath.

See video

London IWW Event: New Forms of Worker Organization - Book Launch and talk by Manny Ness - Tuesday 24th June - 7 to 9PM - 88 Fleet St., London EC4Y 1DH.

24/06/2014 19:00

London IWW Event: New Forms of Worker Organization - Book Launch and talk by Manny Ness - Tuesday 24th June - 7 to 9PM - 88 Fleet St., London EC4Y 1DH.

London and Clydeside IWW Events: New Forms of Worker Organization - Book Launch and talk with Manny Ness

London and Clydeside IWW Events: New Forms of Worker Organization - Book Launch and talk with Manny Ness - Wednesday 18th June 7PM at Fred Paton Centre near st Georges X U in Glasgow, and Tuesday 24th June 7PM at 88 Fleet St., London.

London IWW Meeting on the history of the IWW in Britain - Sat 15th Feb

15/02/2014 16:00

 

Sat 15th Feb, 4PM, MayDay Rooms.

The Industrial Workers of the World in Britain (1913-1920): war resisters, the two Georges, a quacking duck, a bounty of booksellers, a police spy and much more!

London IWW Meeting on the history of the IWW in Britain - Sat 15th Feb

Sat 15th Feb, 4PM, MayDay Rooms.

The Industrial Workers of the World in Britain (1913-1920): War resisters, the two Georges, a quacking duck, a bounty of booksellers, a police spy and much more!

London IWW information exchange day at the IWW People's Kitchen at the MayDay Rooms

 
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is an international rank and file workers' union. On alternate Saturdays in January and February 2014, IWW members in London are holding drop-in open days focusing on language and information exchange.

London IWW information exchange day at the IWW People's Kitchen at the MayDay Rooms

25/01/2014 16:00
25/01/2014 18:00
 
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is an international rank and file workers' union. On alternate Saturdays in January and February 2014, IWW members in London are holding drop-in open days focusing on language and information exchange.

Statement of Congratulations & Solidarity from the London IWW to the #3Cosas Fellow Workers

To the Fellow Workers of the 3 Cosas Campaign: 

The London General Branch of the IWW extends its warmest congratulations to you as you enjoy your increased rights in regards to sick pay and allocation of holidays, as a result of your exemplary struggle and campaign. 

End Metroline race to the bottom: Reinstate Oscar Alvarez now!

We, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) want to express our deep concern and strong condemnation of the unfair dismissal of Oscar Alvarez, Union Representative of the IWW at the West Perivale garage.

London IWW in Solidarity with PCS members' struggle in ongoing National Dispute.

The London IWW General Membership Branch wishes to express its full solidarity with the rank and file members of PCS as they take industrial action in the ongoing national dispute led by their union.

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