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Kelly Rogers is one of the four sacked union reps at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton. She is also a supporter of Workers’ Liberty. She spoke to us about the Picturehouse workers’ long-running dispute.

Kelly Rogers, a victimised Picturehouse cinema worker and Workers' Liberty supporter, talks about the politics of their long-running dispute.

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Workers' Control, Not Immigration Controls

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No-One Is Illegal

A 2006 pamphlet from the No-One Is Illegal Campaign, setting out the labour-movement case against immigration controls.

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A 2006 pamphlet from the No-One Is Illegal Campaign, setting out the labour-movement case against immigration controls.

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Solid First Day of Action at Northern and Merseyrail!

The RMT action on Northern and Merseyrail against Driver Only Operation on 13th March was very successful.

At Merseyrail, ALL Traincrew stayed out, including ALL Drivers, despite the majority of them belonging to ASLEF, which has not yet joined the dispute. The ONLY trains that moved at Merseyrail on the day were operated by managers.

That is a huge step forward in this dispute in terms of solidarity- let's hope this spreads to other depots as the dispute rolls on!

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Workers' direct action gets the goods: sacked Crossrail worker reinstated

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Darren Bedford

Construction workers scored a big win against contractors operating on the Crossrail transport project in central London, after a sacked worker was reinstated within hours of a demo at Crossrail's Oxford Street site.

The worker, who began work on Monday 9 February, raised concerns over safety standards on the site. Despite being told he would have work for three years, he was summarily sacked on Friday 13 February.

Construction workers scored a big win against contractors operating on the Crossrail transport project in central London, after a sacked worker was reinstated within hours of a demo at Crossrail's Oxford Street site.

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The Monthly Survey

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John Major's "beef war" (Alan Gilbert)
Towards a summer of discontent? Rail and post go into battle (Tom Wills)
Deep divisions in Israel
Germany's workers are fighting back (Rhodri Evans)
Socialist Labour Party: Little controversy, no orientation, no hope (Martin Thomas)
The new left in Unison (Sleeper)

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Survey: education, diary of a tubeworker & labour news

Student debt explodes: HE, FE (Rosie Woods, Ed Whitby)
Out Proud and Organising (Rosie Woods)
Diary of a tubeworker: Phew, what a sell out!
Troops used against firefighters dispute (Chris Jones)

The Monthly Survey, Sept 1995

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Ritzy cinema workers' strike hots up

On 20 July workers at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton were on strike again as part of their Living Wage campaign. The strike had been timed to disrupt a live screening of the new Monty Python musical, the kind of screening that normally draws packed audiences and big profits.

Ritzy cinema workers struck again on 20 July to demand a living wage. This time, the bosses tried to keep the cinema running.

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