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Transport round-up: ‘We’re all aboard for more strikes’, says Ferry’s reinstated captain

Transport round-up: ‘We’re all aboard for more strikes’, says Ferry’s reinstated captain Woolwich Ferry workers in east London continue their militant fight for pay—and against victimisations and the excessive use of agency staff.

The power of the working class today

The power of the working class today Jane Hardy’s new book, Nothing to Lose But Our Chains, argues despite bosses best efforts to stop workers' resistance, hope is not lost. She spoke to Nick Clark

Don’t let union laws win

Don’t let union laws win The latest round of anti-union laws, passed in 2016, is being used to stop a strike in the NHS across England and Wales.

A ‘just transition’ to climate jobs is essential

A ‘just transition’ to climate jobs is essential A “just transition” for ­workers is a phrase that was initially coined by trade unions and taken up by environmental activists and NGOs alike.

Surge in inflation shows unions must lead fight over pay

Surge in inflation shows unions must lead fight over pay Workers’ living standards have taken another hammering after inflation rose at its fastest recorded rate last month.

TUC union conference—we need a fightback

TUC union conference—we need a fightback The TUC union federation congress this week heard plenty of denunciations of the government, but very little sign of a serious fightback.

After Sharon Graham win, Unite activists want change

06 September 2021
Now that Sharon Graham has taken over as general secretary of the Unite union, activists are discussing how to implement promises that were made during the election campaign.

Solidarity rally supports Paul Holmes + NHS pay battle taken to Sajid Javid

06 September 2021
Around 100 people joined a solidarity rally for victimised union rep Paul Holmes on Monday as his disciplinary hearing began.

Migrants, shortages and wages

03 September 2021
Some on the left say reduced numbers of migrant workers led pay to rise. Charlie Kimber argues the real cause of low wages and terrible conditions has been the failure of unions to fight for better

Labour doesn’t want unions in the party, says bakers’ union leader

30 August 2021
Ian Hodson, president of the Bfawu union, faces expulsion from the Labour Party after being listed as a sponsor of an organisation now banned by leader Keir Starmer. Now, Bfawu union members are set to debate whether the union should disaffiliate from Labour—ending a link established in 1902. Hodson spoke to Socialist Worker

Letters—Unions must fight for safety as new school term begins

30 August 2021
Education workers are returning to schools across England and Wales with mixed emotions.

Where next after Sharon Graham’s victory in Unite?

29 August 2021
After a win for the left in the Unite union general secretary election, workers spoke to Isabel Ringrose about their hope for change and how it can be won

Climate activists target the city and the system to demand change

27 August 2021
Extinction Rebellion (XR) took its Impossible Rebellion to the financial centre of Britain on Friday.

Boost for left as Sharon Graham wins Unite general secretary election

25 August 2021
Graham confounded those who said that if two left candidates stood then the winner would be the right

Reports round-up: HS2 construction workers protest

10 August 2021
Construction workers in the Unite union working on HS2 protested over pay and conditions

Minimum wage dodging bosses owe workers millions

05 August 2021
Bosses who’ve broken minimum wage laws owe more than £2 million to 34,000 workers, according to business department data.

Almost four million people face low pay and insecure work

29 July 2021
Around 3.7 million people in Britain face low-paid insecure work, according to new research by the Living Wage Foundation.

Occupy! The Clyde work-in

27 July 2021
Fifty years ago shipbuilders in Scotland led a battle to save their jobs. Sam Ord looks at how workers fought back against a brutal Tory government

Thousands join protest to reclaim Pride and call for LGBT+ liberation

24 July 2021
A few thousand joined the Reclaim Pride protest in central London. It marched from Parliament Square to Hyde Park to return to the radical roots of pride.

Sharon Graham offers more as Unite general secretary than the others

13 July 2021
Responses to the call from the Communist Party's Andy Bain that Unite union members should vote for Steve Turner simply to keep the right out. Socialist Worker backs Sharon Graham for Unite general secretary.

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