How do we organise to defend our interests in a modern workplace? This workshop, facilitated by members of the Solidarity Federation (SolFed), aims to be a practical introduction to organising collectively in the workplace. Starting with the basics – how to talk with your colleagues about problems and grievances – the workshop will cover organising workplace committees, resisting management tactics of divide and rule, and how to organise direct action. Covering the difference between SolFed’s approach and a reformist union approach, it’s about direct action and solidarity rather than legalism, although issues around employment law will be covered.
This is a practical workshop aiming at providing skills for organising in the workplace, so please come ready to take part. This workshop is not open to managers, or those with the ultimate power to hire or fire workers.
Solfed (est. 1994) is a federation of groups and individuals across England, Scotland & Wales working together to help build a non-hierarchical, anti-authoritarian solidarity movement. By establishing local groups, the issues Solfed engages with are wide-ranging including defending our natural and local environment and health and opposing racism, sexism and homophobia both in local communities and in the work place.