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Government manoeuvres on pension age fail to stop protests and strikes in France

Government manoeuvres on pension age fail to stop protests and strikes in France Union members are holding real debates how to take their movement forward, says Charlie Kimber

French strikes ‘beyond trade unionism’

French strikes ‘beyond trade unionism’ Another huge day of strikes and demonstrations in France against president Emmanuel Macron’s pension assaults was set for Thursday this week.

French pension strikers reject Macron’s bribes

French pension strikers reject Macron’s bribes Tens of thousands of French workers remain on indefinite strike against president Emmanuel Macron’s attacks on pensions

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

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

New attack on right to strike, but workers can derail the Tories Privateering prime ­minister Boris Johnson was set to announce plans to attack workers’ rights in the queen’s speech this week.

How they fight back in France

How they fight back in France After years of attacks on pay, pensions and living standards, ordinary people in France have had enough. Huge strikes—the most significant wave of workers’ action since 1995— should be an inspiration to everyone, says Charlie Kimber

Millions of workers strike to defy French pension assault

05 December 2019
A huge strike swept France on Thursday as millions of workers revolted against pension attacks from president Emmanuel Macron.

University strikers ready for round two

03 December 2019
Lecturers and other higher education staff are back to work but the fight over pensions and conditions goes on, writes Sadie Robinson

Reports round-up: Hackney drivers walk out, gritters vote for action and more

03 December 2019
Workers who grit roads in west Wales have voted to strike.

HMRC workers’ fightback begins

03 December 2019
Workers at an HMRC tax office in west London were set to strike for two half days on Thursday of this week and Thursday of next week.

Why workers are right to strike during the general election campaign

10 November 2019
For at least some days during the election campaign the pictures will be strikers with placards, not politicians behind podiums.

General Motors strike ends with dodgy deal

29 October 2019
A strike by nearly 50,000 General Motors (GM) workers ended last Friday, as the UAW union ratified a new contract with the firm.

Bradford library workers bring the bosses to book

22 October 2019
Library and museum workers in West Yorkshire staged the first of 14 walkouts against funding cuts this week.

Wave of sixth form strikes gets top marks

22 October 2019
Action at 23 colleges is about more than anger at employers’ paltry pay offer, reports Sadie Robinson

Prospect members get set for walkouts

22 October 2019
Workers at two sets of museums were set to strike over pay on Thursday of this week.

Forbo floor strikers aren’t fobbed off by greedy bosses

22 October 2019
Some 75 Unite union members at Forbo Flooring in Ripley, Derbyshire, have begun a ten-week campaign to win a pay rise and to stop bullying and harassment by management.

Compass workers point to a fightback

24 September 2019
Hundreds of health workers in the north west of England struck last week in the face of bosses’ attempts to stop them from speaking out against low pay.

Millions join worldwide protests to save planet

24 September 2019
The global climate strike saw some 5,800 actions across 161 countries—and shows the mood to fight back

Workers in France strike back as Emmanuel Macron attacks pensions

23 September 2019
Strikes on the railways, in schools and many other sectors swept France on Tuesday against president Emmanuel Macron’s assault on pensions.

Biggest climate rebellion so far hits Britain as part of global revolt

20 September 2019
Hundreds of thousands of people, led by school students, took part in protests across Britain on Friday calling for action to tackle climate change and the system that causes it.

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