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Millions of workers strike to defy French pension assault

Millions of workers strike to defy French pension assault A huge strike swept France on Thursday as millions of workers revolted against pension attacks from president Emmanuel Macron.

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

Reports round-up: Hackney drivers walk out, gritters vote for action and more Workers who grit roads in west Wales have voted to strike.

HMRC workers’ fightback begins

HMRC workers’ fightback begins 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

Why workers are right to strike during the general election campaign 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

General Motors strike ends with dodgy deal 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

Bradford library workers bring the bosses to book 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.

20 September global climate strikes—as they happen

20 September 2019
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

19 September 2019
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.

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