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Google staff stage walkouts to demand firm does more to tackle sexual misconduct

Google staff stage walkouts to demand firm does more to tackle sexual misconduct Workers at Google staged walkouts across the world from 11.10am on Thursday in protest at how the firm handles allegations of sexual misconduct.

Dinner ladies won’t let up strike for jobs

Dinner ladies won’t let up strike for jobs Unison union members at Ladywood Primary School in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire, are not giving up in their fight against job cuts.

Threat of more strikes defeats the lying health bosses in Bolton

Threat of more strikes defeats the lying health bosses in Bolton Hundreds of striking porters, cleaners and domestics in Bolton show the way to fight attacks on pay, NHS privatisation and outsourcing, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Reports round up: Support grows for all out walkout by dinner ladies

Reports round up: Support grows for all out walkout by dinner ladies Dinner ladies at Ladywood School in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire, are keeping up their indefinite strike against redundancies.

Restaurant strikers unite to demand pay rise of £10 an hour and union recognition

Restaurant strikers unite to demand pay rise of £10 an hour and union recognition Restaurant and pub workers struck against on poverty pay on Thursday.

Bold strikes mean cleaners are winning big

18 September 2018
Cleaners across London have got bosses running scared.

Traffic wardens get ready for a five-day walkout to demand higher wages

11 September 2018
Traffic wardens in Camden, central London are “very, very ready” to begin a five-day strike to fight for decent pay, on Monday.

Birmingham care strikers need support

11 September 2018
Home care workers in Birmingham are determined to win their battle to defend services, as their dispute should become a focus for the trade union movement.

The TUC—Managing Workers’ Anger

04 September 2018
The TUC union federation is celebrating 150 years. Workers have won many gains through their unions—but their leaders have little to be proud of, writes Sadie Robinson

Train strikers force a retreat

04 September 2018
Merseyrail workers were celebrating last week after bosses backed off from a plan to slash their jobs.

Prisoners join strikes and protest across the US

28 August 2018
A wave of action in prisons and detention centres is hitting back at dire conditions, says Alistair Farrow

How a general strike in the Isle of Man shook the British state in 1918

10 July 2018
The 1918 Isle of Man general strike showed the power of organised workers, says John Callow

Postal workers strike back against bullying management

29 June 2018
Postal workers at a Royal Mail delivery office in Ferndale, South Wales, staged an unofficial strike on Tuesday and Wednesday over problems with management.

Resistance as French strikers take to the streets

12 June 2018
Workers need to heap pressure on the Macron government and build the fightback, says?Charlie Kimber

What’s the answer to grim strike stats?

05 June 2018
The strike figures for 2017, released last week, make depressing reading.

Biggest strike against privatisation in years—Road to Wigan Cheer

29 May 2018
The NHS is threatened with a new form of privatisation. The rise of the wholly-owned subsidiary is bosses’ latest wheeze to sell off hospitals in England through the back door. But hundreds of workers in Lancashire are striking back. Tomáš Tengely-Evans joined the picket line in Wigan

Staring reality in the face

28 May 2018
The working class movement is not in rude health. But, argues Simon Basketter, change can happen quickly. Socialists must be ready when it does and start organising now

France - fury on the streets as strikers are united against President Macron

22 May 2018
A wave of revolt has swept France with unions, students and the left uniting, reports Charlie Kimber

Paris in spring 1968 - fifty years on from a working class revolt that shook the state

01 May 2018
The story of what happened in France in May 1968 is a reminder to never despair about the potential of workers to resist. Fifty years ago this month workers in France waged a struggle that shook the government and the state.

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