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Union leaders’ compromises leave workers behind

Union leaders’ compromises leave workers behind Organised workers have the power to tackle the bosses. Nick Clark explains why union leaders often fear strikes.

Shrewsbury Colleges strike for victimised union rep John Boken

Shrewsbury Colleges strike for  victimised union rep John Boken Strikers stressed that the fight to defend John is part of a much bigger battle

Battle is on to stop unsafe schools return on 8 March

Battle is on to stop unsafe schools return on 8 March Boris Johnson’s plan to fully reopen all schools in England on 8 March will put many more lives at risk.

Unions must fight for pay as inflation threat looms

Unions must fight for pay as inflation threat looms Working class people’s living standards could take a further hit with warnings that inflation could rise above 2 percent.

LDE strikers stay strong as they plan six more days of strikes to defend union rep

LDE strikers stay strong as they plan six more days of strikes to defend union rep NEU union members at the LDE free school in east London struck for a sixth day on Thursday. And they have voted for more strikes because they see the walkouts as their only chance to make the school better for staff and students.

Fighting against victimisation at Shrewsbury Colleges group

Fighting against victimisation at Shrewsbury Colleges group Members of Shrewsbury Colleges Group NEU union are fighting the victimisation of John Boken, one of the union reps at the college.

LETTERS - Don’t be demoralised, get organised at work instead

07 December 2020
It is easy to get demoralised with politics in Britain given the strength of the populist right and the weakness of the Labour Party.

LDE school staff strike to demand reinstatement of union rep Sharon Morgan

03 December 2020
Workers at the London Design and Engineering (LDE) free school are taking action to demand the reinstatement of NEU union rep Sharon Morgan.

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.

Debates and divisions in unions and the left on how to respond to the attacks in Labour

02 November 2020
Two online rallies revealed debates on how the left should respond to the right’s assault.

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.

Strike in South Africa - ‘We are prepared for war over peanuts increases’

13 October 2020
Over three million workers in South Africa’s four largest trade union federations held a national strike on Wednesday of last week.

Over 100 branches back Paul Holmes for Unison leader

28 September 2020
Left activists in Unison are celebrating this week after scoring a fantastic result in the nominations for the Unison general secretary election.

People Before Profit launch emergency jobs programme

26 September 2020
Labour MPs, trade unionists, campaigners and socialists have joined forces to call for a “fightback across workplaces and communities to demand ordinary people won’t pay for the crisis”.

Workers in grip of the economic crisis speak out—millions face jobs misery

19 September 2020
With the future of the government’s furlough scheme in doubt, and with hundreds of firms axing jobs, a wave of fear is spreading

Defend Richie Venton, sacked by Ikea

07 September 2020
Protesters from several trade unions picketed a Glasgow Ikea store last Friday to demand the reinstatement of a union rep sacked for fighting cuts to workers’ conditions.

Bosses axe thousands more jobs

24 August 2020
The jobs massacre continues across Britain, as does an almost total lack of response from union leaders.

Letters—The Met fails again over the Stephen Lawrence murder

18 August 2020
 

Back Paul Holmes for Unison union leader

11 August 2020
SUPPORT IS growing for Paul Holmes to be the next Unison union general secretary. Nominations for the post opened this week.

​​​​​​​Tax office cleaners launch walkouts to win living wage

03 August 2020
Cleaners at HMRC tax offices in Liverpool and Bootle began a four week strike on Monday—part of a long-running battle for a living wage.

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