Socialist Worker


Assist the teaching workers in their fight

The Labour Party leader of Derby City Council was booed and jeered by angry parents of children with special educational needs last week.

Cheap credit helps keep Trump afloat

As Donald Trump careens from one crisis to another, one thing buttressing his presidency has been the surging stock market. Investors have been pushing up share prices since he was elected last November.

Ukip bigots at war after by-election loss

Ukip is in a “mess” according to party leader Paul Nuttall.

Stop Hammond making us pay

Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget will look after the rich and turn the screw on workers and the poor.

Tens of thousands strong NHS demo shows Tory cuts can be beaten

Tomáš Tengely-Evans reports from last Saturday’s huge NHS march and argues that Tory cuts can be beaten

Reports round-up: Oxford drivers walk out

Social work staff in Kirklees Council children’s services held a one-hour walkout last Thursday.

EHRC must escalate fight

Workers at the Equality and Human Rights Commission are determined to keep fighting after seven of them were sacked by email while on strike last month.

‘We need a campaign to defend education’

Parents, teachers and other campaigners joined a public meeting over school funding cuts in Hammersmith, west London, on Tuesday of last week. The meeting was backed by the local council.

College lecturers threaten more strikes in Scotland

Lecturing staff across Scotland’s further education colleges voted resoundingly last week for industrial action. They want to force employers to honour the deal they struck almost a year ago over pay and conditions.

Strong results show mood for a left turn

UCU Left candidate Jo McNeill won an impressive 41 percent vote in the union’s general secretary election. Incumbent Sally Hunt won with 59 percent.

Tories launch school attack

The Tories are throwing another £320 million at expensive free schools in England —and could fund new grammar schools too.

Failing campaign in data buying scandal

The Unite union leadership has accused Gerard Coyne of donating union funds in exchange for Labour Party membership data to help his leadership campaign

Lift the pay cap, says PCS

The PCS union is set to launch a national campaign over low pay with a day of protest on 31 March.

Public inquiry into shooting

The tactical adviser to the police operation that resulted in Anthony Grainger’s fatal shooting said it was not his role to “check the accuracy of the intelligence”.

Strikers defend suspended rep as college bosses ram through jobs attack

Workers braved stormy picket lines at the College of North West London (CNWL) today, Thursday, as they struck to defend their union rep.

The truth about the '£1 million of taxpayers' money to an Isis fighter'

The scandal is not that Jamal al-Harith may have received some money. The scandal is Guantanamo and the much wider crimes of invasion, occupation, torture, imprisonment and murder.

After Stoke and Copeland by-elections, how can Labour move forward?

It is very welcome that Labour defeated Ukip in last night's Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election. But the defeat in Copeland is a severe setback.

DHL strikes stick a spanner in Philip Green's profit machine

Warehouse workers in Solihull and Leeds struck back against disgraced tycoon Sir Philip Green today, Friday.

Cinema workers strike ahead of Oscars

As the rich prepare to dish out gongs to those at the top of the film industry—cinema workers struck to get decent pay for those at the bottom.

Two big marches take on the fracking bosses

Hundreds of people rallied against fracking giant Cuadrilla near its Preston New Road site in Lancashire last Saturday.

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.