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Trade unionists vow to fight Boris Johnson’s attacks on their right to strike

19 December 2019
 The queen’s speech on Thursday confirmed that the Tories are going to attack the right to strike. It is a huge challenge that has to be confronted head-on by trade unionists, socialists and campaigners.

New attack on right to strike, but workers can derail the Tories

16 December 2019
Privateering prime ­minister Boris Johnson was set to announce plans to attack workers’ rights in the queen’s speech this week.

Workers determined as rail strikes enter second week

10 December 2019
“We’re not giving up” was the defiant message from train strikers entering their second week of walkouts on Monday.

Strikes and protests show how to build the resistance

03 December 2019
Three things in the past week have offered some inspiration and excitement away from the election grind

Rail strike on track to paralyse network

02 December 2019
Hundreds of train guards began a huge programme of strikes against unsafe and unfair cost-cutting measures that jeopardise safety and their jobs.

South West strikes to derail attack on safety

26 November 2019
Rail workers are gearing up for what could be one of the biggest battles against the train bosses and their Tory backers.

Tory manifesto set to lay out more attacks on working class

23 November 2019
The Tories are expected to announce on Sunday that they will bring in new laws to outlaw some rail strikes.

Reports round up: Campaigners join Silent Walk for Grenfell

19 November 2019
Cleaners at HMRC tax offices in Liverpool and Bootle were set to strike on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Transport round up: Month of South Western strikes to guard safety

12 November 2019
Train guards at South Western Railway (SWR) are gifting 27 days of strikes to train bosses this Christmas.

Reports round up: McStrike on menu at 6 stores

05 November 2019
McDonald’s fast food workers who are members of the Bakers Food and Allied Workers’ union (Bfawu) were set to strike at six sites across south London London next Tuesday.

Reports round up: United Families and Friends protest for justice

29 October 2019
Over 200 people joined the United Families and Friends march in central London last Saturday.

Reports round-up: Success for UCL fightback and more

22 October 2019
Cleaners, security workers and caterers at University College London (UCL) have scored a victory.

Steel workers march in Newport AND unions round up

15 October 2019
eCourier workers who are members of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), struck for two days from last Thursday.

Reports round-up: Cleaners still out at business department

24 September 2019
nFirefighters have claimed victory in their fight against cuts to the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Transport round up: Tube workers vote for strikes

17 September 2019
Members of the RMT union on the Central, Jubilee, District and Northern lines have voted overwhelmingly for action short of a strike over excessive track noise.

Transport round up: Strikers are ‘rock solid and united’ against unsafe railways

03 September 2019
‘Rock solid and united’ against unsafe railways

Reports round up: Two tube line tussles

27 August 2019
Two tube line tussles

Transport round up: Rail workers keep up fights for safety

20 August 2019

Transport round up: Rail workers strike for pay and safety

06 August 2019
Workers on East Midlands Trains walked out last Saturday as part of their ongoing battle against bosses’ attacks on pay and terms and conditions.

Great Western Railway cleaners walk out over changes to shifts

16 July 2019
Cleaners on the Hitachi/Great Western Railway contract staged a solid 48-hour strike

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