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Unite must offer more support to the Weetabix strikers

Unite must offer more support to the Weetabix strikers Engineers at Weetabix have continued strong strikes but now urgently need to escalate, reports Isabel Ringrose

Unison union officials’ manoeuvres will undermine the elected executive

Unison union officials’ manoeuvres will undermine the elected executive Full time officials in the Unison union are trying to undermine elected lay members on the union’s governing body by refusing to carry out its decisions.

National strike in France as far right threat grows

National strike in France as far right threat grows Workers in France launched a day of strikes and mass demonstrations on Tuesday of this week.

Weetabix strikers say bosses are taking the biscuit over fire and rehire

Weetabix strikers say bosses are taking the biscuit over fire and rehire  Some workers stand to lose £5,000 a year. Others are being moved off a Monday to Friday shift pattern to one where they have to work weekends.

After Sharon Graham win, Unite activists want change

After Sharon Graham win, Unite activists want change Now that Sharon Graham has taken over as general secretary of the Unite union, activists are discussing how to implement promises that were made during the election campaign.

Unite leadership has failed the JDE strikers

Unite leadership has failed the JDE strikers Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner last week retweeted the union’s triumphant announcement about the settlement of the dispute at Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) coffee factory in Oxfordshire.

Lessons of the US strike in the skies 40 years ago

07 August 2021
It’s forty years since the US air traffic controllers’ strike— and its terrible defeat. Socialist Worker looks back at the dispute and assesses prospects for US unions today

School climate strikes called as heatwave hits

06 July 2021
Youth Climate group Fridays for Future has announced a global climate strike on 24 September.

Peru—a radical history of resistance

14 June 2021
Pedro Castillo’s election win in Peru has cheered the left. Sophie Squire looks at the country’s history of struggle but also sounds some warnings for the future

Volvo strike in US has lessons for everyone

11 June 2021
How can workers fight back as bosses and politicians seek to impose a regime of ­austerity and profits before people?

Battle within a terror state

21 May 2021
Across the whole of Palestine there have been signs of a new wave of resistance to Israel’s apartheid regime. Nick Clark talks to those on the front lines of the revolts

BT Openreach strikers are more determined after bosses’ desperate tactics

23 April 2021
Desperate BT Openreach bosses have “lost control” in a battle with a group of their own highly skilled engineers, according to a union rep.

State statisticians lose a whole year’s strike days

18 April 2021
How many workers went on strike in 2020? One good answer might be “not enough”.

Hundreds of civil service workers strike over safety

13 April 2021
As the Tories push ahead with a dangerous easing of lockdown restrictions, more than 1,000 people at a major government workplace struck last week for safety.

Crunch time looms in British Gas battle

21 March 2021
The clock is ticking for British Gas workers on strike as the threat of being fired and rehired could become reality on 31 March.

Strike! When NHS workers hit back

15 March 2021
Talk of industrial action is echoing around the NHS after the Tories’ offer of a 1 percent pay rise. Crucial health strikes of the past hold lessons for workers today

UEL strike off for talks + UCL + DVLA + Deliveroo + Safety in courts

09 March 2021
Workers at the University of East London were set to strike on Wednesday of this week, but the action was postponed

New action at Heartlands

08 March 2021
Porters at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham have returned to picket lines in a long running dispute over working conditions.

Strikes set for naval bases on the Clyde

08 March 2021
Workers were set to strike at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases on the Clyde from Friday this week.

British Gas workers strike for a ninth day

29 January 2021
British Gas workers took to picket lines and organised protests on their ninth day of strikes on Friday.

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