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Melted down for profit - the real reasons for the crisis in steel

27 October 2015
As thousands of steel workers face the sack, Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues that we should blame the real culprits and fight back

West Midlands GMB union member victimised after fighting nursery cuts

27 October 2015
Rowley Owls Nursery bosses in the West Midlands suspended a nursery manager on Friday of last week. 

DHL workers ballot for action on pay

27 October 2015
The GMB union is balloting warehouse workers in Banbury, Oxfordshire, against attacks on their pay. 

Workers have the power to stop the steel jobs massacre

20 October 2015
Proposed cuts by Tata Steel and news that Caparo Industries have gone into administration has put 2,900 steel jobs at risk.

New shift patterns force rig workers offshore for 26 days

20 October 2015
Claims by bosses that no offshore oil worker would spend longer than 21 days on a rig as a result of new shift patterns were exposed as a lie last week. 

Call for Ambulance strikes in Scotland

13 October 2015
Ambulance workers in Scotland have voted overwhelmingly for an official strike ballot.

Norfolk workers refuse to take bosses' trash

13 October 2015
Refuse workers in the GMB union in Norfolk are preparing to take on bosses’ attacks on working conditions.  

News in brief

13 October 2015
DLR pay strike | Northern Rail walkout | fast food organising | Stansted scanner operators strike | climate conference

News in brief

13 October 2015
Redcar ovens shutdown; Royal Mail selloff; black people tasered more; and Rotherham cop pleads guilty

Draconian anti-union law isn’t going to resist itself

06 October 2015
Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey offered last week to abandon opposition to a key section of David Cameron’s new Trade Union Bill.

The lights go out in Sheffield

06 October 2015
Around 40 street lighting workers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, struck on Friday of last week against attacks on pay.

Workers say unions must act to save jobs in Redcar

06 October 2015
Steel giant SSI which owns the Redcar steel works in Teesside, north east England, went into liquidation on Friday of last week.

In the danger zone - the oil rig workers fighting to defend safety at sea

06 October 2015
North Sea oil bosses are driving through cuts that will put the lives of those on oil rigs at risk. Workers preparing to resist spoke to Raymie Kiernan about what is at stake

Teesside construction workers take pay fight to Liverpool plant

06 October 2015
Construction workers from Unite, GMB and Ucatt unions protested in Liverpool on Wednesday of last week.

Anger but no fight as steel plant mothballed

29 September 2015
The bosses of the last steel plant in Redcar, Teesside, announced they were “mothballing” it on Monday of this week, with the loss of 1,700 jobs. Production was “paused” earlier this month.

Labour Party conference: left hopeful for change but Corbyn faces huge challenges

29 September 2015
Nick Clark finds a mood of optimism at Labour conference in Brighton. But the right set out to undermine Corbyn

Doctors' protest for NHS blocks Whitehall

29 September 2015
More than 3,000 junior doctors marched on Downing Street and blocked Whitehall in central London on Monday of this week. 

Sita workers bring dispute back to recycling bosses

29 September 2015
The 24th day of protest with Sita Waste Management at the ICI Wilton complex near Redcar took place on Friday of last week.

Ideal boiler workers turn up the pressure on bosses

22 September 2015
Around 200 Ideal Boilers workers in Hull took the first of four planned one-day strikes on Wednesday of last week.

A deepening revolt in construction sees more unofficial walkouts

15 September 2015
Construction workers turned a three-hour stoppage on Wednesday of last week into a three-day unofficial strike at Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria.

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