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This is a government which touts for cash from big business – and a government which acts on behalf of big business.
Single Status strike ballot Some 1,500 workers in the Unison union at Argyll and Bute council are to hold a strike ballot over single status.
Rolls Royce workers in the Unite union around the country are to stage a protest over plans to close a plant in Bootle, Merseyside, with the loss of more than 200 jobs.
Siemens, which employs over 10,000 staff across Britain, is meeting serious resistance to its attempts to attack pension rights.
Planned strikes by bus workers at East London Bus Company and Stagecoach Manchester were suspended after management at both companies came back with new offers.
Workers at BAA’s airports are to vote on strike action over pensions.
Teachers in Liverpool are threatening to walk out if their pay demands are not met. Over 100 teachers across the city are expected to protest on Thursday of this week against Brown’s pay freeze, and are warning that a ballot for strike action could begin in the new year.
Last week there were two public meetings to discuss new secondary schools planned for south London.
Members of the NUT teachers’ union at Pimlico School in Westminster, London were on strike on Tuesday of this week against their lunch break being cut.
The result of the recent National Union of Teachers (NUT) election was announced at the end of last week.
Thousands of BBC workers are to be balloted for strike action over job cuts at the corporation.
Over 100 workers held a lobby at the Department for Work and Pensions office in London on Tuesday of this week.
Eddie Fleming, the branch chair of the PCS union Child Support Agency (CSA) Hastings branch, has been sacked on charges relating to his trade union activities.
Over 200 hourly paid workers at JJB Sports in Wigan have overwhelmingly rejected a new annual pay offer.
Workers at Newham council reacted with fury last week when Unison union branch chair Michael Gavan was sacked for his trade union activity.
Students across Britain held protests, meetings and street theatre on Thursday of last week as part of the Stop the War Coalition’s student day of action against an attack on Iran.
American Gangster is a film about Frank Lucas, the heroin kingpin of Harlem in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It is a story of the American dream under capitalism.
The shady funding of the Labour Party by rich business bosses was thrown into the spotlight this week.
Longstanding Surrey councillor and postal worker Peter Longhurst this week resigned from the Labour Party after more than two decades of membership.
A new fight to defend abortion rights has begun.
Last week the government dismissed the fourth option of direct investment in council housing as "simply unaffordable".
Members of the PCS civil service workers’ union in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have voted by 62 percent in favour of strike action over pay.
Trade unionists and health campaigners from across Britain demonstrated in Manchester on Saturday of last week to demand the reinstatement of nurse Karen Reissmann, who was sacked last month for speaking out against cuts and privatisation.
Respect members in Preston are preparing for a council by-election in the New Year after the death of an anti-war Labour councillor in Tolketh ward.
Respect councillors in east London are calling on Tower Hamlets council to oppose the building of the Crossrail rail link through the heart of the Brick Lane area.
I was one of over a 1,000 protesters from all walks of life that gathered outside the Oxford Union debating club on Monday of this week to try and stop it from hosting a "forum" featuring two leading Nazis.
Millions of people across the globe will take part in a day of action against climate change on 8 December.
We had a fantastic appeal event in Liverpool on Friday night. Over 50 people packed into the venue, with standing room only, to see local singer Tayo Aluko perform a tribute to Paul Robeson. There were people of all ages and backgrounds.
People from many different backgrounds came together to build Monday’s 1,000 strong demonstration in Oxford against British National Party leader Nick Griffin and Holocaust denier David Irving.
Workers at Glasgow's day centres for people with learning and physical disabilities have entered their seventh week of indefinite strike action.
Over 80,000 workers in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are set to strike on 6 and 7 December. The workers, members of the PCS civil service workers’ union, voted by 62 percent in favour of strikes over pay.
Postal workers in the CWU union have voted by approximately 2 to 1 to accept a deal recommended by their union leadership to end their dispute over pay and conditions.
Australia’s long-serving Tory prime minister John Howard suffered a dramatic defeat in last weekend’s federal election. The opposition Labour party won with the biggest swing in any election since 1975.
22 November 2007
Through 2007 Nandigram has witnessed one of the most significant movements against global neoliberalism and state power anywhere in the world.
Last week was very eventful for the left in Karachi.
After nine days of strikes against president Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reforms, France’s rail and metro workers last week voted to suspend action as their unions agreed to talks on the government’s terms.
The student movement in France against the LRU privatisation law will reach a crucial turning point this week.
The current wave of industrial disputes in France takes place less than six months after the election of the right wing Nicolas Sarkozy as president. It shows that the French working class is still up for a fight, despite its recent election defeat.
Our campaign, No Bases, is very broad and colourful. It involves NGOs, people from the humanist movement, socialists, greens and trade unionists.
I must acknowledge my debt to Ian Smith, who died last week. I was a teenager in Zimbabwe – then known as Southern Rhodesia – during the years when Smith consolidated white rule that, he said, would last a thousand years.
The ongoing woes of Northern Rock continue to the extent that even the latter-day Thatcherite Lib Dem Treasury spokesperson, Vince Cable, is calling for it to be nationalised. It is clear that something is seriously amiss in the financial system. Capitalism seems unable to shake off the growing sense of crisis.
The US military are claiming that the "surge" of 30,000 troops in Iraq has stabilised the occupation. Is this true?
Ibrahim Mousawi ‘This world is full of injustices – oppression, occupation, criminal wars and warmongers. Governments and leaders are attempting to mislead their people and the whole world.
The Taliban are on the verge of overrunning Kabul, they control over half of Afghanistan and are fast becoming the only legitimate power in the country. These are the conclusions of a study released last week by The Senlis Council – a right wing think tank.
Gordon Brown wants to extend the limit for quizzing terror suspects from 28 days to 56 or 58.
The celebrated Cultures of Resistance gig returns to London this month courtesy of Socialist Worker. It features The Bays, Jerry Dammers, Denys Baptiste, and Natty.
By the 1790s, one quarter of Britain’s income came from the West Indies and much of it from the sugar trade. London established itself as a centre of global commerce in this period – but behind it lay slavery.
In 1845 Frederick Douglass arrived in Ireland and began a speaking tour that would take him across Scotland and England.
"Free speech" was the justification wheeled out this week by the Oxford Union for handing over a platform to Nick Griffin, leader of the fascist British National Party (BNP), and David Irving, a convicted Holocaust denier.
Who should be blamed for the missing discs? The news that 25 million tax payers’ records have been lost by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) comes as no surprise to anyone, like me, who works for the organisation.
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