Your Stories

Here you’ll find an archive of all the stories published so far, from the earliest weeks and months of lockdown restrictions until now

November 2020

A written story submitted by Rose who works for a major insurer on the East Coast. I’m in my mid-thirties and work in a call

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This is an account of a professional actor/musician who became a greengrocer and of a surgeon who became an activist and cofounder of a charity.

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Plastic Worker Stories

Patrick O’Hare is an anthropologist who studies recycling economies in South America. We are publishing Patrick’s translation of a transcript from an interview he conducted

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under my skin

R Forbes works as a courier in Edinburgh, where the Workers’ Observatory supports gig workers to monitor and organise their work. I began working as

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“For Sarah… for all of them”

So my contribution to The Workers Story Project has taken a sharp turn from writing about my COVID-19 experience as a lay trade union official representing firefighters to now using this platform to highlight the accounts and activism of sisters in our movement, which at times, moved me to tears.

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Every day I walk round the park and circle the loch several times, returning to where I started and going round again, and again. Rather symbolic of lockdown, every day the same as the day before like for the guy in Groundhog Day.

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April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

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