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Compass workers point to a fightback

Compass workers point to a fightback 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

Millions join worldwide protests to save planet 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

Workers in France strike back as Emmanuel Macron attacks pensions 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

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

20 September global climate strikes—as they happen

20 September global climate strikes—as they happen Workers and students are taking action against catastrophic climate change today. We're reporting on all the protests and rallies across Britain and internationally. Come back often for regular updates.

The strike that’s driving the resistance in the US

The strike that’s driving the resistance in the US A mass strike over pay and jobs at General Motors has swept across the US— Gabby Thorpe says the dispute could inspire many more workers’ struggles

Where to find your nearest climate strike rally

18 September 2019
Join the action on 20 September in your local area

Royal Mail workers: fighting a package of attacks

14 September 2019
This time it really is the big one. Decades of struggles over the future of Royal Mail and the postal industry have all been leading towards this pitched battle.

National strike on the cards as 125,000 university workers begin ballots

10 September 2019
Around 125,000 UCU union members in universities across Britain are balloting for strikes over pay, pensions and conditions.

Strike over pay draws more workers out onto picket lines

03 September 2019
A major battle over low pay and outsourcing stepped up a notch on Monday, as new groups of workers joined the strike.

What is so special about going on strike?

27 August 2019
Sadie Robinson looks at what is distinctive about workers striking and why it is an especially powerful form of resistance.

Support the cleaners' all-out strike for pay

20 August 2019
Striking cleaners and caterers at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) have entered the fifth week of an indefinite strike over low pay and outsourcing.

Wuthering Fights—striking for the NHS in Bronte country

06 August 2019
A strike by hundreds of the lowest paid NHS workers in West Yorkshire has become a flashpoint in the fight to stop privatisation.

Indefinite action is going strong in London

30 July 2019
Cleaners and caterers on indefinite strike at a central London government office are ploughing ahead with an indefinite strike over low pay and outsourcing.

Walmart workers join a mass strike

16 July 2019
Over 17,000 Walmart supermarket workers walked out on Wednesday of last week to join a strike movement that has the potential to bring the Chilean ruling class to its knees.

Strike to stop climate chaos

09 July 2019
There are just eleven weeks to go until a critical event for everyone who wants to combat climate catastrophe.

How South African mine workers struck against sexual harassment - and won

30 June 2019
On 19 June, 290 members of National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa at Lanxess Chrome Mine commenced an underground sit-in strike. The strike was against sexual harassment and in solidarity with dismissed co-workers.

‘Shame on Jeremy Hunt,’ say Foreign Office strikers

12 June 2019
Striking workers jeered Tory leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt as he passed their picket line in central London on Wednesday morning.

University workers could take to picket lines again to defend USS pensions

11 June 2019
The UCU union could ballot workers across 69 universities for strikes later this year if attacks on the USS pension scheme continue.

‘We should strike to save the planet,’ say trade unionists

11 June 2019
After the inspiring school student strikes over climate catastrophe, activists in workplaces are fighting to get action off the ground this September. Sadie Robinson spoke to some of them

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