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Workers bring more than just numbers to protests

Workers bring more than just numbers to protests Organised workers make up a unique group with the power to paralyse the system, says Sarah Bates

University workers build resistance to throw out a rotten deal

University workers build resistance to throw out a rotten deal A major revolt among rank and file UCU union members in universities is taking place. 

Bosses ‘shout down’ safety concerns

Bosses ‘shout down’ safety concerns Distribution workers at a Marks and Spencer warehouse in Swindon have staged three walkouts over health and safety.

Letters— We’re calling for workers and students to join a rent strike

Letters— We’re calling for workers and students to join a rent strike Polls are suggesting that millions may already have fallen into rent arrears during this crisis. We need to be clear that renters can’t pay and we won’t pay. 

Reports round-up: Anti-racism in Scotland, Addaction strike, RSCPA ballot and more

Reports round-up: Anti-racism in Scotland, Addaction strike, RSCPA ballot and more Health workers in Wigan and Leigh were set to launch five days of strikes over pay on Thursday.

Foreign Office staff plan to step up struggle

Foreign Office staff plan to step up struggle Striking outsourced workers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) plan to step up their fight against bosses at contractor Interserve.

Come out and join the fightback

18 February 2020
Faced with a vicious Tory government, we need to step up the fightback outside parliament urgently.

As UCU members prepare for walkouts - why everyone should back this vital strike

18 February 2020
Sadie Robinson spoke to activists building the fight for equality and against neoliberal education, and urges everyone to get behind the strikers and their dispute

Macron’s party in new crisis as strikers return to the streets

18 February 2020
The French president looks weak as strikes continue, says Charlie Kimber

Sixth form college walkouts hit hard

11 February 2020
 Workers are striking back against savage cuts crushing education

New action dates called for French pension war

10 February 2020
The fight isn’t over, but the unions need to call for coordinated resistance, says Charlie Kimber

PCS union walkout escalates at Foreign Office

04 February 2020
Union members working for private contractors at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office began a month-long strike on Monday of this week.

‘We can’t give in to Emmanuel Macron’

28 January 2020
A huge day of strikes and demonstrations in France on Friday has reinvigorated the battle against attacks on pensions. Another day of national action was set for Wednesday this week.

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

14 January 2020
Union members are holding real debates how to take their movement forward, says Charlie Kimber

French strikes ‘beyond trade unionism’

07 January 2020
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

30 December 2019
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

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.

How they fight back in France

10 December 2019
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.

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