Work


Am I a modern slave?

24 September 2020 Lyn Caballero describes her experiences as a migrant domestic worker and explains why domestic workers are campaigning for immigration policy change

A tribute to Mike Cooley

14 September 2020 Co-creator of the Lucas Plan, Mike showed how the immense talent of workers could be deployed for social use rather than private profit, writes Phil Asquith

Reclaiming work: can cooperatives overthrow the gig economy?

10 June 2020 Shyam Krishna reviews Reclaiming Work, a new documentary by black and brown film that looks at how cycle courier cooperatives are using technology against gig economy giants  

The politics of Covid-19: a crisis for cleaners

14 May 2020 Cleaners are being ignored in the government’s provision of a safety-net during the pandemic. The current crisis is rooted in a long history of domestic work being made invisible, writes Laura Schwartz

Do we really ‘all care now’? Time to expand our caring imagination

23 April 2020 In the midst of the pandemic, we are reconsidering what ‘care work’ entails. It’s time to demand a radically more caring world – towards both people and planet, say Andreas Chatzidakis and Lynne Segal

Black Friday demonstration against Deliveroo in Berlin in 2018. Photo by Leonhard Lenz

The politics of Covid-19: gig work in the coronavirus crisis

26 March 2020 How long are we willing to turn a blind eye to the vulnerabilities of essential workers on the bottom of the employment hierarchy, asks the Fairwork Foundation

Come work for Red Pepper

Job Vacancy: Coordinator

13 March 2020 We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised person to join our team of editors, freelancers and volunteers, to help us expand our readership base.

Jeremy Corbyn and front bench holding copies of the 2019 manifesto

Election 2019: An ambitious, agenda-setting and credible manifesto

29 November 2019 The 2017 Labour election manifesto was good but the 2019 version is the document we’ve really been waiting for, argues Mike Phipps

The NHS has become complicit in the exploitation of migrant workers

18 October 2019 As a wave of strikes is planned across London, Petros Elia – an organiser with the United Voices of the World Union, outlines racist outsourcing practices that implicate some of our biggest ‘socially responsible’ employers

“What’s a nice girl like you doing in a job like this?”

25 February 2019 A new study compares working conditions in sex work with other jobs disproportionately done by women. By Niki Adams and Tamsin Wressel

Precarious workers and popular forces

5 September 2018 The essential question for a socialist government is: are you willing to defend yourself? By Callum Cant

Why I’m striking for sick pay, pensions and a fair wage for cleaners like me

22 August 2018 Suzete Tinto Avez Gomes was severely injured whilst working at Kensington and Chelsea council, but her employer refuses to grant her adequate support or sick pay.

Tyranny of the Mechanical Turk: The rise and rise of digital platform work

18 June 2018 Menial digital labour is being outsourced to the four corners of the globe. Robbie Warin reports that exploitation flourishes whilst global companies file millions in profit.

Utopia: Work less play more

18 January 2017 A shorter working week would benefit everyone, writes Madeleine Ellis-Petersen



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