Welcome to the Newcastle Local of the Solidarity Federation - IWA.

We are working class people self-organising in the North East. We want to make our lives and our communities better. By working together, we can fight our disputes more easily and gain knowledge & experience. This is mutual aid. When we organise, we do this by taking matters into our own hands. This is direct action. We think that by exercising our power in solidarity with each other we call into question the way society is organised and can build resilient communities that prefigure the society we want to create, without rulers, bosses or politicians.

We have monthly stall around Tyne and Wear and a regular drop-in in Newcastle. Contact us for more information.


Newcastle SolFed dispute drop-in on Sun 13 Nov 12.00, café (free)

Newcastle SolFed Dispute Drop-in on Sun 13 Nov 12:00, Café (free)

Come along and talk to SolFed members about housing & workplace disputes. We're not an advice centre, legal experts or do-gooders -  just workers who want to help other workers, and who expect to be helped by other workers. We encourage all workers who approach us to get involved and contribute their views so that we can improve and develop through a collective process of activity and discussion.

Star and Shadow Cinema, Warwick St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1BB


Prisoner Solidarity Letter-Writing

During Solidarity With Anarchist Prisoners Week, we are holding a prisoner letter-writing session on Sunday 28 August at 1pm. Come along and give practical support to comrades jailed for fighting against authoritarianism & repression. Free event & all materials provided. The cafe will be open for refreshments & delicious vegan treats. Child-friendly event with activities: colouring books, crayons etc. so please bring younger people along.

Venue: Star & Shadow Cinema, Warwick St. Newcastle NE2 1BB

Date & Time: 28/08/22 1pm


Solidarity Until Every Prison is Abolished!

Anger At The Colera Campsite!

In solidarity with the Spanish CNT-AIT we publish an account of a current dispute. We condemn the attempts to intimidate workers at Yelloh Village San Miguel who are only organising together to defend their rights. We join with fellow IWA sections, CNT-AIT in Spain & France, in their demands for solidarity, fairness and respect. We urge British holidaymakers staying at any of the Europe Plein Air resorts to support the workers & ensure that they have decent pay & conditions. There’s no holiday from slave labour!

Newcastle Workplace Organiser Training

Whether you're in a union or not, join us for our free workshop on how to organise in your workplace. We think you'll find our direct action approach refreshing! Based on successful organising work over the last decade, the training covers:

  • making contacts
  • building a 'shop committee'
  • cross-union activity
  • collectivising grievances
  • workplace mapping
  • types of direct action
  • the basics of an anarcho-syndicalist approach
  • role plays of one-on-ones, group meetings and confronting the boss!

Date & time: Sat 30/07/22 10am to 5pm.

Venue: Star & Shadow Cinema, Warwick St. Newcastle NE2 1BB

Booking essential: email: newcastlesolfed@riseup.net

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