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Monday, December 17, 2007

Wobbly Benefit Gig in Brum

Mission Print Job Branch of the IWW are running an Xmas Benefit Gig for the Fellow Worker Ryan Boudreau Memorial Fund in Birmingham on Thursday 20th December.
Ryan Boudreau was a union cycle courier who was killed on the job. The battle to organise and defend workers in the despatch and courier sector (and all other workers!) continues. An Injury To One Is An Injury To All!

The gig features -

The Dregs
Generation Terrorist
The Fallen Angels

Thursday 20th December 2007, Market Tavern (Corner of Birchall St & Moseley St), Digbeth, Birmingham

Incidentally, the despatch industry in London was the site of a briefly successful union organising drive from 1989-1992, inspired by the industrial unionist IWW and the anarcho-syndicalist IWA/AIT, detailed in the pamphlet The Couriers Are Revolting - hosted online here.
Organising in the despatch industry presents many difficulties, not least the high turnover of workers. Nevertheless, DIWU and the IWW's efforts show that things can be achieved even in difficult circumstances.

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