Author Archives: workersclimateaction

New ballot of BA cabin crew

From Solidarity magazine.

Cabin crew at British Airways will start to vote today (Tuesday) in a fresh ballot for industrial action at the airline said their union, Unite.

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WCA in 2011

Apologies for the radio silence from these parts recently; WCA activists have all been participating pretty enthusiastically in the upsurge in anti-cuts activism which has unfortunately meant that the basic business of maintaining this  blog has fallen by the wayside. However, we plan to turn that around in 2011.

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Class struggle in the arms industry?

As workers at a nuclear weaponry facility go into struggle with their management, a WCA supporter looks at some of the issues.

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French oil workers vs. the state

By Daniel Randall

The savagely Thatcherite government of Nicolas Sarkozy in France has used police to break ongoing strikes at three oil refineries. All 12 of France’s refineries were blockaded by striking workers until riot police were used to break the strikes at depots in Donges, La Rochelle and Le Mans.

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What should we say about new technology at work?

The issue of how radical working-class activists, including climate campaigners, should respond to the introduction of new technologies in the workplace is becoming more and more relevant as more technologies become realities.

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Why climate activists should support the tube strike

WCA has always argued that a massive expansion of public transport is crucial to the fight against climate change. That’s why we support the tube workers in their battle for the heart and soul of public transport in London.

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Check out Transition Heathrow

Transition Heathrow is a network of activists based in the communities around Heathrow Airport fighting for worker and community-led transition as an alternative to airport expansion. Continue reading

Unite consults all members in British Airways on union-busting and victimisation

Unite, the union representing British Airways cabin crew workers, launched a consultation of all its members at BA this month as management continued the victimisation and union-busting tactics which plagued the cabin crew workers’ strikes over the summer.  Continue reading

Climate9 press release: Green jobs motivation for climate action at Aberdeen Airport

From Climate 9

The “Climate 9” trial has heard that commitment to a just transition was part of the motivation for closing down Aberdeen Airport in March last year. Nine activists are accused of breach of the peace and vandalism and face trial by jury in Aberdeen, where video evidence showed climate activist Dan Glass talking to police, citing the lack of investment in “green jobs” as one of his reasons for taking action.

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Cycling Environmentalists Storm T5 in solidarity with BA Cabin Crew

Workers’ Climate Action, a campaign network of environmentalists, trade unionists and class struggle activists that fights for a Just Transition, hosted a critical mass cycle ride around Heathrow on Saturday 22nd May.

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