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!

Alterations to the Schedule at the Picturehouse and Ritzy

Submitted by Janine on 17 October 2016 at 11:30

We've cancelled Night Of The Living Dead
To show Day Of The Living Wage instead
On strike because Honey, I Shrunk Their Wage
​They've Anger at Management, they're showing Rage

​When they Walk The Line, they mean the picket
It's Independence Day and It's just Not Cricket
​No Terms Of Endearment, but terms and conditions
No Western Union, they want union recognition

Poets on the Picket Line

Submitted by Janine on 13 October 2016 at 09:08
Event Date

Janine and other poets will be entertaining pickets and drumming up public support with some cinema solidarity rhymes.

​Hackney Picturehouse workers are following workmates at Brixton's Ritzy in taking action for the London Living Wage and other improvements to working conditions.

Striking Oil

Submitted by Janine on 31 July 2016 at 22:19

Written in support of the current North Sea strike ...

Strike oil
Strike it rich
But the market hit a hitch
And when the bottom falls out
Of the price of a barrel
Then the bosses get out
The hair shirt apparel
Not for them
But for us