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Protesters rally in support of sacked UCU union rep Dave Muritu

Protesters rally in support of sacked UCU union rep Dave Muritu Protesters marched through West Bromwich, in the West Midlands, last Saturday to demand the reinstatement of UCU rep Dave Muritu.

Ballot to begin to defend UCU union rep Dave Muritu from victimisation

Ballot to begin to defend UCU union rep Dave Muritu from victimisation Workers at Sandwell College will begin a strike ballot this week in the campaign to defend sacked UCU union rep Dave Muritu.

‘We should strike to save the planet,’ say trade unionists

‘We should strike to save the planet,’ say trade unionists After the inspiring school student strikes over climate catastrophe, activists in workplaces are fighting to get action off the ground this September. Sadie Robinson spoke to some of them

Protest backs sacked lecturer Dave Muritu

Protest backs sacked lecturer Dave Muritu Dave Muritu was sacked after writing the word “racist” on a Prevent strategy poster.

Reinstate victimised UCU rep Lee Humber

Reinstate victimised UCU rep Lee Humber UCU union members and other activists are fighting to defend victimised UCU rep Lee Humber. Bosses at Ruskin College suspended Lee, who is membership secretary of the UCU there, on Monday.

Trade union conference debates how to push back racism at work

Trade union conference debates how to push back racism at work Some 200 people took part in debates at a Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) trade union conference last Saturday.

Beware the union leaders’ moves against Corbyn at Labour Party conference

18 September 2018
This year’s Labour Party conference could mark the moment that trade union leaders reveal themselves as Jeremy Corbyn’s most unreliable allies.

Unions must lead action against the Tories

04 September 2018
There is a glaring gap between the scale of the Tory crisis and the level of resistance from unions.

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

What’s the answer to grim strike stats?

05 June 2018
The strike figures for 2017, released last week, make depressing reading.

Tens of thousands join TUC march. Now build for strikes

12 May 2018
It was important to take to the streets, but more will be needed to beat the Tories

Workers gear up for massive pay fight in Denmark

27 March 2018
Around 10,000 shop stewards met last week in Denmark as a major confrontation looms.

Rail strikes bring lines to a standstill in a battle to defend safe, accessible travel

12 January 2018
Train workers brought networks to a standstill this week as they resisted bosses’ plans to take guards off trains.

Tens of thousands join metal workers’ strikes in Germany over pay and hours

11 January 2018
A series of strikes by tens of thousands of metal workers are showing the potential power of the German working class.

Fat Cat Thursday is an indictment of a system that enriches a few at our expense

04 January 2018
4 January 2018 was Fat Cat Thursday. The amount already grabbed by the average top executives passed the median annual salary of £28,758 for workers.

‘This is no time to retreat’ - an interview with Kim Moody

12 December 2017
Do workers still have power to fight the bosses—and if so, how can they use it? Author Kim Moody spoke to Charlie Kimber about his new book on the potential for resistance

Unions should fight for Japan’s workers

12 December 2017
Economic difficulties and political discontent lies behind a row over workers’ wages in Japan.

Defiant mood on the streets of Manchester as marchers pledge to drive the Tories out

01 October 2017
Chants of, “Tories out—Corbyn in” rang out in Manchester today, Sunday. Tens of thousands of protesters joined the People’s Assembly demonstration and festival outside the Tory party conference.

Strikes can bust public sector pay cap

05 September 2017
The Tories are rumoured to be preparing to lift the 1 percent public sector pay cap—at least for some workers.

Trade unions’ Brexit mistake

29 August 2017
The leader of Britain’s biggest union has praised Labour’s call for Britain to stay in the European single market (see page 3).

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