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Anger as MPs debate attack on trade unions

13 October 2015
Trade unionists were set to protest and rally in parliament on Tuesday of this week as the Tories’ Trade Union Bill moved to committee stage. 

All out to build John Burgess’ left challenge for Unison union leader

13 October 2015
We have an opportunity to win significant change in Unison and put up a real fight against the Tories.

Manchester echoes with rage at Tory conference

06 October 2015
A big turnout on last Sunday’s TUC march shows a growing mood to fight, Socialist Worker reports

In the danger zone - the oil rig workers fighting to defend safety at sea

06 October 2015
North Sea oil bosses are driving through cuts that will put the lives of those on oil rigs at risk. Workers preparing to resist spoke to Raymie Kiernan about what is at stake

As Labour MP calls for nationalisation - Occupy to save Redcar

29 September 2015
Steel giant SSI’s decision to mothball its Redcar plant and throw 1,700 workers on the dole is a disgrace. The company whined that it wasn’t making enough profits.

Anger but no fight as steel plant mothballed

29 September 2015
The bosses of the last steel plant in Redcar, Teesside, announced they were “mothballing” it on Monday of this week, with the loss of 1,700 jobs. Production was “paused” earlier this month.

Labour - a party founded on conflict

29 September 2015
Divisions between the left and right within the Labour Party are big news. They flow from a compromise that lies at the heart of the party, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Manchester march is our chance to step up the fightback

22 September 2015
New Tory attacks will make life harder for the poorest people in Britain.

Unions must lead a fight to save steel jobs

22 September 2015
Thousands of jobs could be at risk in the steel industry as bosses try to palm off the cost of a slump in demand onto workers.

TUC delegates welcome Jeremy Corbyn as a 'breath of fresh air' after conference speech

15 September 2015
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to fight Tory austerity was greeted with rapturous applause by TUC conference delegates in Brighton today, Tuesday.

TUC demands more than platitudes to take on the Tories’ latest attack

15 September 2015
Trade union leaders ratcheted up their rhetoric against the Tories’ new anti-union bill on Tuesday of this week at the annual TUC conference in Brighton.

Support grows for Unison's John Burgess

15 September 2015
It is increasingly likely that there will be a left wing challenge to the leadership of Britain’s biggest public sector union, Unison.

Unions need to defy the law—not just talk about it

08 September 2015
To defeat the Tory Trade Union Bill we will need more from union leaders than fighting rhetoric, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Over 130,000 people back the National Gallery strikers

08 September 2015
The National Gallery workers are entering their second month of all-out strike, reports Nick Clark

Building resistance to the Tories means making the Manchester march massive

01 September 2015
Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign for the Labour leadership has captured ordinary people’s deep-seated anger with the austerity consensus.

Unison candidate John Burgess says, 'The Tories aim to smash us - let's take them on'

25 August 2015
John Burgess, standing for leader of the public sector union Unison, spoke to Raymie Kiernan about how the vote could galvanise resistance to the Tories

Back John Burgess for general secretary

11 August 2015
Unison NEC member (personal capacity) Karen Reissmann calls to vote for a trade union leadership that will fight against the Tory austerity plans.

Tories announce more attacks on trade unions

11 August 2015
Tories announced plans on Thursday of last week to scrap the automatic union subscription deduction “check-off” for 3.8 million public sector workers | New research shows how the Tory anti-union laws in the Trade Union Bill could stop workers’ exercising their right to strike.

Sotheby’s auction house warned of escalation

04 August 2015
Supporters warn of more action after the reinstatement of only two out of the four victimised workers at Sotheby’s auction house in central London.

Union leaders vow to take on Tories’ Trade Union Bill—but the question is how

04 August 2015
Over 400 people gathered in central London last Wednesday to oppose the Tories’ attack on trade union rights. 

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