The Northamptonshire and Warwickshire group is currently active around the numerous goods warehouses in those two cities, something that seems to be expanding in the area.
Part of why it is expanding is the power which owners are able to wield
over workers’ hours, pay and conditions. We are especially concerned about workplace bullying, poor health and safety
and the manipulation of workers by precarious agency shifts and Zero-hours
agreements. This can be seen in a recently won IWW case in which a worker injured at work was
discriminated against and dismissed by the very workplace that had left her permanently disabled
Northamptonshire and Warwickshire IWW Group offers warehouse workers the
opportunity to organise their own workplace union branches, get recognised
union status with their employers, and to take back control at work.
Warehouse workers and others working in the geographical area of Milton Keynes and Northampton are
encouraged to get in contact.
Meetings are informal and members get together around specific campaigning activities. Contact Rob for details.
Our left reading group meets every other month to discuss a text chosen by its members. The current choice is
‘Psychology and Capitalism: The Manipulation of Mind’ by Ron Roberts.