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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Royal Mail Privatization – A Worker’s Inquiry

So, Royal Mail is getting privatized. Those of you who’ve met me won’t be surprised to hear that I’m a postperson. So here is a critical account of the job, having worked mostly in one large office in Glasgow, and sometimes in various others – I’ve attempted to explain how it seems to me from a subjective [...]

Notes From Arika 13: Episode 5

Last weekend in Glasgow ARIKA put on a range of events themed around the radical black arts tradition, under the title of Freedom is a Constant Struggle. It was good, and the best events were free. I’ve typed up some initial notes below, I’ll return to them all at some point in more detail. Participants: [...]

Work! Minimum Wage Machines

From October the hourly minimum wage will be increased by 1% in the UK. £6.31 for those over 21 £5.03 for 18-20 year olds £3.72 for those younger £2.68 an hour for apprentices. The suppressed war of work in society – over what work needs doing, who should do it, and how it should be compensated – [...]