THE PIZZA HUT WORKERS’ SIEGE

BANG BANG BANG. “ Fucking prick, open up the door!” We’re stood in the grimey rear car-park of a Pizza Hut takeaway in South London with 6 pissed off former workers. They’re taking turns to pound on the metal door, sometimes using their fists, sometimes using a metal dough mixer. Inside the takeaway is the […]

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June Amazon Report

Below is a report from two recent trips to speak with Amazon drivers and warehouse workers. In Croydon Solidarity Network, we regularly visit important workplaces to learn about conditions, grievances, composition and levels of militancy, and to build contacts and provide organising and legal advice. We feel that as revolutionaries we need to be establishing […]

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TAKING ROOT

With the summer approaching fast, it seems like things are heating up both in Croydon and around the world. During the last month we’ve been reaching out to more workers in the area and a few more people have joined our efforts to create a grass-roots group in South London. May started with the news […]

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#PizzaHutPayUp!

Despite the lockdown, we’ve had a busy month in the Solidarity Network. We began the month by restarting leafleting, and continuing with postering, around the Willow Lane industrial estate and specifically Hovis. We continued to hear reports from agency workers about being paid late and incorrectly. Watch out for our local newsletter before the end […]

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Crisis in Croydon

Just as we had our plans lined up all nice and neat, a global pandemic comes along. Strikes and riots are breaking out across the world as a combined health and economic crisis shows the brutality of capitalism and the economic priorities of states everywhere.  Much is changing and it is a time for supporting […]

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Kneading the Foundations

Where to start? Following two productive research visits, we wrote up our notes and discussed what we had found. Across the numerous sites, we saw various types of industry in differing states of disrepair. From run down mechanics and food packaging factories, to modern looking manufacturing and computing plants – at least that’s what we […]

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Plugging into the land of Dubstep

It’s 6am on the South Wimbledon Business estate. It’s dark, cold and there is trash everywhere. Hundreds of workers are stumbling out of the production plants, tired from their 12 hour shifts sorting vegetables, producing dairy products, and packaging takeaway drinks. They have made the food to feed London, and now they are ready for […]

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