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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.

Keep up the fight after university workers vote to accept pensions deal

13 April 2018
UCU union members have voted by 64 percent to accept a deal in a long running dispute over pensions. It follows 14 days of strikes at over 60 universities against a plan to turn workers’ defined benefit scheme into a defined contribution one.

Day of massive strikes planned in France

12 April 2018
The seven French trade union federations that called the massive day of public sector strikes and demonstrations on 22 March have called for another day of general action on 22 May.

Aberdeen bus workers back an indefinite strike

10 April 2018
Bus drivers at First Aberdeen have voted to reject the company’s “final” offer and were set to begin an indefinite strike on Wednesday this week.

Vote No in the UCU university pensions ballot

05 April 2018
After 14 days of strikes, many UCU union members are organising to reject the latest offer

Rail strikes in France are sparking a broader workers’ revolt

30 March 2018
National rail strikes in France which began on Tuesday are becoming a focus for a broader revolt by workers.

Revolt grows against proposed universities pensions deal

29 March 2018
An e-ballot on the offer begins on 4 April. It's urgent to fight for a No vote.

College workers reject bosses’ money lies and strike to demand higher pay

27 March 2018
Workers across six further education colleges began a three-day strike on Tuesday in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions

New pay strikes to hit a dozen colleges

20 March 2018
Workers at 12 colleges are set to strike next Tuesday in a row over pay.

The universities struggle is changing workers

20 March 2018
The strike has infused new life into semi-moribund UCU branches

Parents and teachers slam governors’ drive to make schools academies in east London

15 March 2018
Strikers, parents and supporters rallied in east London on Thursday as NEU union members at three schools struck against academies.

University strikers march after rejecting shoddy deal

14 March 2018
Striking university workers marched in central London today—a day after stunning votes to reject a rotten pensions deal

US pay fight spreads after West Virginia teachers’ strike wins

13 March 2018
Powerful action by workers in West Virginia has inspired others to fight back

Anger on picket lines against university pensions deal

13 March 2018
Striking workers want a lot more than is offer now

UCU union calls another 14 days of university strikes as action bites

08 March 2018
More action is coming in 65 universities if bosses refuse to back down from attacking workers’ pensions.

University strikes squeeze bosses and transform mood on campus

07 March 2018
One striker said, 'It just keeps getting better and better. The picket lines today were bigger than yesterday.'

Strikes show workers have power to change society

06 March 2018
Strikes aren’t just another form of protest. They are our most powerful weapon against the bosses

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