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International round up: Protest success in Guatemala

30 November 2020
Furious protests in Guatemala have forced the government to abandon a budget that put big business first and lined the pockets of government officials.

Rolls Royce plan shut down of Barnoldswick plant —only a united response can save jobs

25 November 2020
Strikers at Rolls-Royce need urgent solidarity from across the labour movement after bosses announced a Christmas lockout on Wednesday.

Public vs private sector pay—don’t let them divide us 

24 November 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending review on Wednesday was set to assault every sector of workers. Leaks suggested he would not only curb pay for millions of public sector workers but also attack some of the lowest paid.

French teachers strike for better virus safety measures

11 November 2020
French teachers struck and demonstrated in large numbers on Tuesday demanding coronavirus safety. But they also raised many other educational demands.

The Alabama miners strike of 1920—striking a blow at racism

07 November 2020
One hundred years ago miners went on strike in Alabama, in the US Deep South. Tomáš Tengely-Evans spoke to historian Brian Kelly about how their action helped to challenge the hold of racial segregation

Students and teachers in France continue protests and strikes to demand safety

07 November 2020
A French education union has called a national strike for next Tuesday to enforce coronavirus safety in schools.

The Gardner’s occupation—a jobs fight that won

24 October 2020
Forty years ago this month a workers’ occupation of Gardner’s factory in Eccles, Salford, showed it’s possible to stop mass redundancies. Geoff Brown tells the story. Pictures by John Sturrock

Fights for jobs by tanker drivers and at Rolls-Royce

20 October 2020
Fuel tanker drivers employed by Hoyer Petrolog UK have overwhelmingly voted for strikes over job cuts.

Rehab workers lead the way as they come to end of ten day strike

01 October 2020
Striking rehab workers from Wigan and Leigh took their fight for equal pay to We Are With You’s headquarters in central London on Thursday.

Angry workers take to the streets in France for a national day of action

21 September 2020
Thousands of workers demonstrated in France last Thursday. They were taking part in a day of national protests called by several trade union federations and student groups.

All-female health staff group stages a two-day strike across India

11 August 2020
Hundreds of thousands of workers held a two-day walkout last week as confirmed coronavirus cases in India passed two million

Black Lives strike hits 160 cities across US

21 July 2020
Workers’ action on Monday showed the anger at racism and poor conditions, says Sophie Squire

Workers bring more than just numbers to protests

05 June 2020
Organised workers make up a unique group with the power to paralyse the system, says Sarah Bates

University workers build resistance to throw out a rotten deal

26 May 2020
A major revolt among rank and file UCU union members in universities is taking place. 

Bosses ‘shout down’ safety concerns

06 April 2020
Distribution workers at a Marks and Spencer warehouse in Swindon have staged three walkouts over health and safety.

Reports round-up: Anti-racism in Scotland, Addaction strike, RSCPA ballot and more

25 February 2020
Health workers in Wigan and Leigh were set to launch five days of strikes over pay on Thursday.

Foreign Office staff plan to step up struggle

18 February 2020
Striking outsourced workers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) plan to step up their fight against bosses at contractor Interserve.

Come out and join the fightback

18 February 2020
Faced with a vicious Tory government, we need to step up the fightback outside parliament urgently.

As UCU members prepare for walkouts - why everyone should back this vital strike

18 February 2020
Sadie Robinson spoke to activists building the fight for equality and against neoliberal education, and urges everyone to get behind the strikers and their dispute

Macron’s party in new crisis as strikers return to the streets

18 February 2020
The French president looks weak as strikes continue, says Charlie Kimber

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