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

Politics and Protest

Soteria in the Pub

Submitted by Janine on 09 January 2023 at 17:11
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Join us for Soteria in the Pub, our second open mic event to raise awareness for compassionate alternatives in mental health, on 28th January, 2-6pm at The Betsey Trotwood (EC1R 3BL).

Be Reasonable

Submitted by Janine on 14 December 2022 at 08:22

We'd like you to strike
when it doesn't disrupt us
when it won't interrupt us
going about our daily life

We'd like you to strike
when it won't cause strife
when no-one will notice
Please don't misquote us

Of course we support you
we don't want to thwart you
just asking for some consideration
Don't get ideas above your station

Share of the Pie

Submitted by Janine on 06 December 2022 at 14:41

Long long time ago, I can still remember
How winter snow would make me smile
And I knew when I had my chance
We’d come inside to warm and dance
And maybe we'd be happy for a while

But February made me shiver
With every bill that they delivered
Bad news on the mat
How the feck can I pay that?

Labour International

Submitted by Janine on 30 November 2022 at 10:18
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Janine will be the guest speaker at this (online, unfortunately!) meeting of the Labour International branch, about RMT strikes, neurodiversity and poetry!

Disabled People for Free Trade Unions: TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference Fringe Meeting 2022

Submitted by Janine on 18 November 2022 at 19:30

These are the opening speeches from this event, held on Zoom on Tuesday 22 March 2022.


Sarah Woolley (General Secretary, Bakers’, Food and Allied Workers’ Union): Welcome to the joint RMT and Free Our Unions TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference fringe meeting.