Edinburgh General Membership Branch
Branch meetings take place on the second Monday of every month, at 7pmat the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh, 17 West Montgomery Place, EH7 5HA.
The next IWW Edinburgh meeting is at 6.59pm, on Monday 9th of August, in the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh.
We will start the meeting bang on 6.59pm with a good short film about the shocking construction workers blacklist: Blacklisted "The construction industry blacklists thousands of workers for their trade union activities, who then can't get a job. Its time this criminal practice was stopped." (15 min, Reel News, July 2010)
Meet at the middle of middle meadow walk, bring burgers, bevvies, barbecues, buddies, ball games, and whatever else you want!
Bring and share tasty food, all welcome.
Membership of a radical, democratic and grassroots union not required!
If you are late, look for a red and black flag :)
15 IWW members and supporters in Edinburgh turned out today to support victimised cleaner Alberto Durango
Book launch and commemoration of the end of the Miners Strike
Dave Douglass of the National Union of Mineworkers talks about his first hand, front-line experience of the minersstrikes, and launches his new book, Ghost Dancers.
"Rocking the Foundations" Film Screening
Militant Unionism // Environmentalism // Feminism
An outstanding historical account of the Green Bans first introduced by the New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation in the 1970s in response to community demand to preserve inner-city parkland and historic buildings. One of the first women to be accepted as a builders labourer, film-maker Pat Fiske traces the development of a quite singular union whose social and political activities challenged the notion of what a union should be.
This month the branch meeting is being held a week early to allow us to vote on motions for the next BIROC meeting.
IWW members and others acting in solidarity with the Council Cleansing workers successfully blockaded a WCR scab lorry in Edinburgh city centre.
Edinburgh council bin workers have hit out at the biased reporting of their situation in the mass media and explained what is really at stake in the dispute which has seen rubbish piling up in Scotland's capital.