Some early thoughts by EWA JASIEWICZ, an organiser with the Unite union’s hotel workers branch in London
Don’t come undone, people.
1) Don’t hate on leavers. Some voted for reactionary and racist reasons, some for good reasons. Reclaiming power and taking control are what most people want in and over their lives, but the obstacles to that, or the route to that, are highly contested and influenced by thirty years of neoliberal hegemony, underwritten by establishment media.
2) Don’t let the Right control the narrative and define reclamation – overcoming
dispossession means redefining what should be ours on inclusive deep democracy terms – housing, education, public and health services, transport, energy, control over our own labour.
3) Join a union – we need control over work and workplaces and right now we’re weak. And the raid on our rights is coming, as is division between workers including migrant, Read the rest of this entry »