Category Archives: Workers’ Fightback

Where I Work: the University admin worker

I work at a posh university.  The students are mostly privileged, but pleasant! I’m a member of the union Unison and we are fighting alongside students and other unions for a living wage. A large number of student societies support

Where I Work: the University admin worker

I work at a posh university.  The students are mostly privileged, but pleasant! I’m a member of the union Unison and we are fighting alongside students and other unions for a living wage. A large number of student societies support

Austerity cuts closing refuges

By Rosalind Robson Refuges across in England and Wales are being shut down as money for domestic violence services are cut and the national network of specialist safe houses is under threat. The threat comes from the competitive tendering process

Austerity cuts closing refuges

By Rosalind Robson Refuges across in England and Wales are being shut down as money for domestic violence services are cut and the national network of specialist safe houses is under threat. The threat comes from the competitive tendering process

All the Rage: a celebration of women in class struggle

A socialist feminist conference hosted by women in Workers’ Liberty A socialist feminist conference hosted by women in Workers’ Liberty – everyone welcome @ University College London, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT (the red building opposite the main quad)

All the Rage: a celebration of women in class struggle

A socialist feminist conference hosted by women in Workers’ Liberty A socialist feminist conference hosted by women in Workers’ Liberty – everyone welcome @ University College London, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT (the red building opposite the main quad)

Women fighters in history: who was Rosa Luxemburg?

By Rosie Woods Rosa Luxemburg was born in Poland in 1871, the fifth child born into a Jewish family. The family settled in Warsaw where the young Rosa attended school. Luxemburg was politically active by the age of 15, one

Women fighters in history: who was Rosa Luxemburg?

By Rosie Woods Rosa Luxemburg was born in Poland in 1871, the fifth child born into a Jewish family. The family settled in Warsaw where the young Rosa attended school. Luxemburg was politically active by the age of 15, one

Don’t use sexist stereotype to promote union events

Activists in the RMT union, and wider labour movement, were dismayed in March 2014 when a boxing tournament organised to raise money for the RMT’s London Widows and Orphans fund was promoted with a poster including a stylised, cartoon image

Don’t use sexist stereotype to promote union events

Activists in the RMT union, and wider labour movement, were dismayed in March 2014 when a boxing tournament organised to raise money for the RMT’s London Widows and Orphans fund was promoted with a poster including a stylised, cartoon image

“Nordic model” planned for UK

By Rosalind Robson An all-party parliamentary group on prostitution has recommended Britain follows the lead of countries such as Sweden and Norway, which make the purchase of sex illegal. Neither buying nor selling sex is illegal in the UK but

“Nordic model” planned for UK

By Rosalind Robson An all-party parliamentary group on prostitution has recommended Britain follows the lead of countries such as Sweden and Norway, which make the purchase of sex illegal. Neither buying nor selling sex is illegal in the UK but

Next Let’s talk about Marxist feminism…debating sex work

A monthly reading group exploring radical interpretations of women’s oppression. When? Monday 12 May • 6.30-8.30 pm Where?  University London Union, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HY, room 2b What are we reading?  Sex work has long been a hotly debated issue amongst

Next Let’s talk about Marxist feminism…debating sex work

A monthly reading group exploring radical interpretations of women’s oppression. When? Monday 12 May • 6.30-8.30 pm Where?  University London Union, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HY, room 2b What are we reading?  Sex work has long been a hotly debated issue amongst

Cleaning workers celebrate International Working Women’s Day

Around fifty cleaning workers, their families, and thirty supporters marched through Kingston, in south west London, on International Working Women’s Day (8 March), with red flags flying. We marched from the train station to Kingston University, for an event organised

Cleaning workers celebrate International Working Women’s Day

Around fifty cleaning workers, their families, and thirty supporters marched through Kingston, in south west London, on International Working Women’s Day (8 March), with red flags flying. We marched from the train station to Kingston University, for an event organised

Unison women’s conference 2014: VAW an issue to fight in our workplaces and movement

Unison Women’s Conference 2014 took place 13-15 February in Brighton – a first time delegate tells Women’s Fightback what stood out for her. This was my first Unison women’s conference. I had been concerned that it would be full of individual

Unison women’s conference 2014: VAW an issue to fight in our workplaces and movement

Unison Women’s Conference 2014 took place 13-15 February in Brighton – a first time delegate tells Women’s Fightback what stood out for her. This was my first Unison women’s conference. I had been concerned that it would be full of individual

Women and work today

A few stats…  In April-June 2013 13.4 million women were in work, and 42% of these were part-time. Of the 15.3 million men in work 12% were in part-time work. The percentage of male part-timers is rising, while the percentage

Women and work today

A few stats…  In April-June 2013 13.4 million women were in work, and 42% of these were part-time. Of the 15.3 million men in work 12% were in part-time work. The percentage of male part-timers is rising, while the percentage