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Almost four million people face low pay and insecure work

Almost four million people face low pay and insecure work 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

Occupy! The Clyde work-in 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

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

Sharon Graham offers more as Unite general secretary  than the others 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.

New bill will let Tories hand millions to their mates

New bill will let Tories hand millions to their mates The Tories have announced a new way to shower private businesses with huge handouts from public funds.

Back Sharon Graham in Unite vote, say workers

Back Sharon Graham in Unite vote, say workers Unite members speak to Isabel Ringrose on why backing Sharon Graham for Unite general secretary is linked to the fight for workplace organising

Union round up: Unison local government conference pledges to fight cuts

15 June 2021
Around 400 delegates from across local government in Unison met last Saturday for the union’s first virtual sectoral conference since the start of the pandemic.

Volvo strike in US has lessons for everyone

11 June 2021
How can workers fight back as bosses and politicians seek to impose a regime of ­austerity and profits before people?

Labour right cheers GMB union result

08 June 2021
“Two down, one to go,” was how a Labour MP greeted the news last week that Gary Smith has been elected to lead the GMB union.

Trade union membership rises in pandemic—but no room for complacency

27 May 2021
More workers are getting organised against bosses’ attacks. The number in trade unions in Britain rose by 118,000 last year to 6.56 million.

State statisticians lose a whole year’s strike days

18 April 2021
How many workers went on strike in 2020? One good answer might be “not enough”.

Here are the Kill The Bill protests this weekend

15 April 2021
These are protests that have been advertised for Saturday and Sunday against the police bill.

After British Gas sackings, unions must shift now

13 April 2021
This week saw the final sacking of British Gas workers who had refused a 15 percent pay cut and other assaults.

The Troublemaker—Deadly chemicals buried across Wales

12 April 2021
Toxic waste including mustard gas is buried among more than 1,500 disused landfill sites across Wales.

We need ‘serious disruption’ to kill Tory police bill

17 March 2021
MPs have taken another step towards making it much harder for people to protest in Britain.

LETTERS—Smash the capitalist system that causes women’s oppression

13 March 2021
I was not shocked to discover that recent research has found almost all young women in Britain have experienced sexual harassment.

Shrewsbury Colleges strikers say it’s right to resist

09 March 2021
NEU union members at the group are fighting to defend victimised union rep John Boken

Union leaders’ compromises leave workers behind

28 February 2021
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

24 February 2021
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

22 February 2021
Boris Johnson’s plan to fully reopen all schools in England on 8 March will put many more lives at risk.

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