work life

Common sense for hard times

Commonsense front cover

In 1973, author Jeremy Brecher spent a summer with truck driver and union activist Tim Costello interviewing young American workers about the historical forces that shaped their lives. This book, published in 1976, was the result.

The government's satisfaction, the hardships of the farmers!

farmers of Bangladesh

The election manifesto in the current government, 'food for everyone' will be ensured, By 2013, Bangladesh will be made self-reliant in food again. Increasing subsidy in agricultural equipments, making available agricultural inputs and increasing the coverage of agriculture credit and simplifying the receipt. Irrigation will be expanded and affordable, adequate measures will be taken to preserve the crop. Provision of fair prices for crops and all agricultural produce will be ensured.

Life and struggle of women's tea workers in Bangladesh

Tea workers of Bangladesh

Talking about the life and struggle of the women workers of Bangladesh, discussion of the current situation is not enough. If their past history is not picked up, the history of their life struggle will be called partly. It is also relevant and necessary to highlight the history and struggle of their arrival in Bangladesh.

The life of tea workers is very difficult

Tea workers in Bangladesh

Tea workers at Srimangal in Sylhet, Bangladesh are spending their lives eating rice and rutti in the morning by eating tea leaves in the morning, dry bread at noon and chilies at night. After earning eight hours of hard work, a worker gets 23 kg of tea leaves every day and earning only 85 Taka as wages. In this money, the workers can not survive on their own, and their children are growing well. And due to lack of adequate food, the tea laborers and their family members are suffering from malnutrition.

Sabotage in the American workplace: anecdotes of dissatisfaction, mischief and revenge

Sabotage in The Office

A truly fantastic study of everyday employee resistance at work. First person accounts of sabotage, beautifully illustrated and intermingled with related news clippings, facts and quotes.

Careless: Care work in West London

A friend working in social care wrote down some experiences from the job. Of particular interest given the current debate about care crisis and election pledges.

Making the steam roll: a personal narrative of a locoman

Dharampal

A first person account by Dharampal/Comrade Burmee of a lifetime of work and struggle on the Indian railways from the 1960s to the early 2000s.

Retail chain gangs: workers’ reports from the Sainsbury and Waitrose shop-floor

First-hand workers' reports by supermarket workers on their conditions and the scope for resistance in a time when the retail industry is in a huge state of flux, both in terms of concentration of ownership as well as technological changes such as online shopping and self-check out.

Red cap terror at the moussaka line: West London ready-meal workers' report and leaflet

Workplace report for WorkersWildWest no.5 and leaflet for future distribution. Main challenge will be the migrant status of workers - there have been various police raids in the plant - and the language and contract division.

Calling all junglists: a short report from Amazon Hemel Hempstead

A good friend and former colleague of ours from west London worked at Amazon in Hemel Hempstead in the run up to Christmas 2016.