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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.

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.

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