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Pay strikes hit further education colleges

29 January 2019
Workers at 12 colleges across England began a two-day strike on Tuesday to demand more pay. UCU union members at a 13th college, Kendal, will join the strike on Wednesday.

Los Angeles teachers’ strike—a lesson in how to fight

27 January 2019
An inspiring struggle by Los Angeles teachers has shown the power of the US working class to resist Trump and the bosses.

Unions declare victory in Glasgow equal pay fight

18 January 2019
Trade unions are claiming victory in the equal pay fight negotiations at Glasgow City Council.

Determined Scottish lecturers strike over pay

17 January 2019
Thousands of college lecturers struck across Scotland on Wednesday in a battle over pay. 

The winter of discontent showed workers’ power

01 January 2019
Forty years ago a Labour Party government was close to declaring a state of emergency due to militant strikes

Reports round-up—Prysmian dispute is settled

27 November 2018
Workers at Prysmian Cables in Eastleigh, Hampshire, have voted by 85 percent to accept a new two-year pay deal.

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

01 November 2018
Workers at Google staged walkouts across the world from 11.10am on Thursday in protest at how the firm handles allegations of sexual misconduct.

Reports round-up—Call action in colleges now

30 October 2018
Call action in colleges now

Dinner ladies won’t let up strike for jobs

30 October 2018
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

19 October 2018
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

16 October 2018
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

04 October 2018
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.

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