Workers' self-defence starts with getting unionised at work. This section includes material on the trade union struggles and issues I am involved in and/or urge you to support!
Just before the Sun raises its head above the parapet
One side of the sky is light, the other horizon dark
We stand by a tree whose trunk has a carpet of decorous lichen on one side
The other side plain and furrowed with bare and turreted bark
The road was deserted for most of the night, but now that the traffic is starting
The middle of the highway is no longer a safe place to stand
Protest at Oakwood station
Janine giving a speech at the Sussex Labour Representation Committee (LRC) fringe meeting at TUC Congress 2015. The subject of the meeting was fighting austerity and defending trade union rights.
Janine Booth speaking at a meeting on Public Transit Struggles in London and Toronto in August 2015. The meeting was organised by the Socialist Project and also included speakers from Toronto-based campaigns for better public transport.
At Congress House, London
1. Protesting against attacks on disabled people. The Tories are intensifying their assault on disabled people's rights, particularly access to benefits. I will be circulating information about protests and other events in and around London. Please look out for these and encourage members to take part.
When: Sunday, August 9th, 1pm
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto, Canada
Sponsored by Centre for Social Justice, Free Transit Toronto Campaign and Socialist Project.
Written in response to today's tabling of new anti-union laws ...
Said the gaoler to the sleeping giant
Your ties aren't tight enough
These bonds are very slightly pliant
You need a tougher cuff
Said the sleeping giant to the gaoler
There really is no need
For years I've lain here getting frailer
I've lost the will to leave
Janine will be
- performing poetry 15:00-15:20
- speaking about women in trade unions 17:00-17:20.
The event runs from 12:00 until 20:00 in Hackney Downs park, east London.
Others speaking and/or performing include:
Rabina Khan - writer, politician, former Cabinet Member for Housing and community worker in Tower Hamlets