Thursday, 17 August 2017

Exploitative conditions in Chinese electronics factories

Exploitative conditions in Chinese electronics factories.

Dear Friends,
You're probably aware of the very harsh and exploitative conditions in Chinese electronics factories. This came to world attention in 2010 when there was a wave of workers' suicides at the Foxcon factory, which produces Apple's iPads and iPhones. Although the company has made some slight improvements in conditions, its main response was to introduce large numbers of robots.
Jack Linchuan Qiu, whose book 'Goodbye iSlave' documents working conditions and workers' attempts to organise in Chinese electronics factories will be in London on Septemeber 6th 2017, and Breaking the Frame is organising a meeting with trade unionists to inform and build solidarity with Chinese workers. You are invited to attend/send a delegate to the meeting, which will be at 3PM on September 6th at the Feminist Library meeting room, 5A Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW.
If you are able to attend, please let us know by emailing Please help us publicise this event by forwarding this email to your colleagues.
Again, please forward this information to colleagues and other interested parties.
We look forward to seeing you on September 6.
In solidarity,
Dave King

Monday, 14 August 2017


Newsletter No.10 from the Greener Jobs Alliance.

Here's the link to Newsletter No.10 from the Greener Jobs Alliance.
August, 2017
Another world is possible

Words are powerful and can shape our understanding. Dull words like ‘environment’ don’t sparkle. Scientist George Monbiot argues that , “If we called protected areas ‘places of natural wonder’, we would not only speak to people’s love of nature but also establish an aspiration that conveys what they ought to be. Let’s stop using the word environment, and use terms such as ‘living planet’ and ‘natural world’ instead, as they allow us to form a picture of what we are describing. Let’s abandon the term climate change and start saying ‘climate breakdown’. Instead of extinction, let’s adopt the word promoted by the lawyer Polly Higgins: ecocide.”

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

"Moving the trade unions past fossil fuels"

"Moving the trade unions past fossil fuels". Interview with Sam Mason of PCS, the civil service union, on People & Nature.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

'Venezuela is a different place to the one you read about in international press'

aknowledgements to Jay Ginn
Dear friends:

Please find below the link to an article by the Irish Examiner, in which Irish union official Adrian Kane informs about Venezuela´s current situation, including the National Constituent Assembly elections. 

With regards,

Press Unit
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in London.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Take Back Manchester Festival | 30 Sep - 4 Oct 2017

Planned to coincide directly with the Tory Party Conference in Manchester we will be holding 5 full days of protest, music, comedy, direct actions, meetings, events and a whole lot more...  
This is will probably be the most ambitious event the People's Assembly Against Austerity have ever undertaken. We will make sure the Tories, can't move through Manchester without feeling the full force of opposition to their austerity policies. 

The week of action will include:
National Demonstration - Sunday 1 October 2017
Tories Out | No More Austerity | Scrap the Pay Cap
For Decent Health, Homes, Jobs & Education
Assemble: 12:00pm, Castlefield Arena, Rice Street, Manchester - March to the Conference Centre
This is the main event in the week which coincides with the opening of the Conservative Party conference. Coaches and transport is being arranged from across the country for the day.
If you can organise a group of people to travel from your organisation, workplace or community then please get in touch - we can put you in touch with people in your area and advise on best transport options.

Get Ready | Get Involved | Get Organised
The week will be packed full & we’re encouraging as many people as possible to stay for the whole week. Book time off work now - we will be arranging accommodation for people in a community centre. This will be basic but will be very cheap. Full details and booking available soon.
Other events in the week will be announced every few days so keep an eye on our website and the event on Facebook.
Please check out the Facebook page here, like it and share widely. 

Also check out our transport page here. These are the few coaches already booked and don't forget to keep checking back as more come in... Also please send us your coach details as soon as you have them to so we can add them to the site. 
To take on this task we need to raise a huge amount of money. The more money we raise, the more venues we can book, protests and demonstrations we can organise, events can take place.
We need to raise a minimum of £70,000 but once we hit that target we won’t stop fundraising - we’ll just go bigger and bolder with the events we can plan.
Please make a donation and help make this huge!


The People's Assembly Against Austerity

Thursday, 3 August 2017

The Green Party Trade Union Group & London Fed sends a message of solidarity to the Striking workers employed by Serco at Barts Health NHS Trust.

The Green Party Trade Union Group sends a message of solidarity to the Striking workers employed by Serco at Barts Health NHS Trust. The way these Unite members, who do vital work in the NHS, have stood up to an exploitative employer, with strike action, now including a 14 day strike is an example to Trade Unionists and workers everywhere. We support their struggle and hope they gain a victory.

Our support is endorsed by the London Federation of Green Parties at its meeting on 2/8/2017.