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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.

New bill will let Tories hand millions to their mates

30 June 2021
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

25 June 2021
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.

‘It’s time to build workplace power’—Unite union leadership candidate Sharon Graham

31 May 2021
The politicians have failed. Job losses are racking up, emboldened employers are continuing the race to the bottom, new tactics such as fire and rehire remain legal and the floor keeps dropping.

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.

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