Complaints Policy

New Syndicalist is a resource for union organisers and activists. We want to support healthy and useful debate in our movement. Where readers have a disagreement with an article, we invite them to get in touch with the editorial team at newsyndicalist@gmail.com to see how we can best resolve this, whether through an edit to the article or a follow up article.

New Syndicalist does not support speech, activity or media content that harms individuals, encourages prejudice or discrimination.

Accordingly there are specific platforms/individuals which members of the Editorial Team should not participate on or appear alongside:

  • Those representing the far-right or fascist views.
  • Those who have engaged in persistent hate speech.
  • Those who have committed sexual assault or condoned sexual violence.

In instances where the above is unclear, the member must consult with the rest of the Team for guidance and support, seeking information from outside organisations where appropriate.

Contributors to the project are expected to meet these same standards as representatives of the broader aims of the New Syndicalist project. Where there are clear concerns about the conduct, behaviour or past statements of contributors such factors may form the basis for the denial or withdrawal of submissions and/or participation within the project.

While New Syndicalist does not publish content that advocates participation in electoral politics or in favour of the platforms of political parties we do not feel that activity of this nature by contributors or by members of the Editorial Team should have any bearing on the value of their submissions or participation within the project, with the exception of organisations listed above; i.e. fascist or far right parties.

Where readers, contributors or members of the Editorial Team feel that the above principles have been compromised a formal complaint can be lodged by emailing newsyndicalist@gmail.com with the heading “complaint”.

Complaints should clearly detail the nature of the contravention as well as any desired outcome. This includes, but is not limited to: investigation of content, amendment, withdrawal of content, cutting links with individuals and organisations, referring complainants on to third party justice/mediation organisations.

The Editorial Team will seek to reach an informal resolution with the complainant in the first instance. Should this not be possible they will seek the arbitration and judgement of an agreed independent third party or at the complainant’s request.

Resolutions to complaints could include (but not are limited to):

  • Correction to content.
  • Public apology.
  • Withdrawal of content.
  • Suspension of participation in the project for an individual for an agreed term.
  • Removal from participation in the project for an individual.