Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.

Trade unions

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!

Everything is possible - celebrating working women everywhere

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 29/05/2020 - 11:12
Event Date
Saturday, 30th of May '20 to Saturday, 30th of May '20

Janine will be poetically closing the proceedings at ...



London NEU Women's Network in collaboration with TUC LESE Committee

Saturday 30 May and Sunday 31 May 2020
Starts: 5.00pm (both days)
Online Event (Zoom)

Covid 19, democratic ownership and the future of the economy

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 15/05/2020 - 11:25
Event Date
Saturday, 16th of May '20 to Saturday, 16th of May '20

Janine will be speaking from a transport worker's perspective at this online event hosted by Another Europe Is Possible.


In 2008, the state bailed out the banks. In 2020, it is bailing out the whole of capitalism. State intervention and public borrowing are at their highest level in peacetime history.

Poems for Workers' Memorial Day

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 26/04/2020 - 15:58
Event Date
Tuesday, 28th of April '20 to Tuesday, 28th of April '20

This is a partcularly poignant year for the annual Workers' Memorial Day, with key workers dying in the fight against Covid-19.

Janine will be contributing some poems as Waltham Forest Trades Council remembers the dead and rededicates itself to fight for the living. Speakers include Matt Wrack (General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union) and local MP John Cryer.