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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. 

Let’s build a mass snub for Tories in Manchester this October

21 July 2015
A mood of resistance is building in Manchester ahead of the Tory Party conference, which will be held there in October.

Is this the end of the right to strike?

21 July 2015
The Tories are clamping down on trade unionists to eliminate opposition to their austerity agenda. Raymie Kiernan looks at a bill that could make it almost impossible for some workers to strike legally

Austerity drive deepens as councils launch new attacks

21 July 2015
in Walsall and Coventry

Protesters march through central London for Sotheby’s 4

21 July 2015
Protesters gathered outside Sotheby’s auction house in central London on Thursday of last week demanding the reinstatement of four workers.

Tata Steel threatens job cuts after unions compromise on pensions

21 July 2015
Bosses at Tata Steel threatened 720 job losses in South Yorkshire and the West Midlands last week. 

Political crisis brings new challenges in Greece

21 July 2015
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras sacked the three ministers of Syriza’s Left Platform who had voted against the first round of austerity measures last week.

Greek MPs to vote on more cuts as fightback set to grow

21 July 2015
MPs were set to vote on the second round of austerity measures in Greece’s new bailout package on Wednesday of this week.

Bosses squeeze us for every last penny, low pay report shows

21 July 2015
Unpaid overtime, zero hours, no time to eat or for breaks at work— Nick Clark looks at a new report exposing what the Tory claims of economic recovery mean for low paid workers

Durham turnout shows Miners' Gala still matters

14 July 2015
Some 150,000 people filled the streets of Durham last Saturday for the 131st Durham Miners Gala.

Labour leadership races to right with welfare attacks

14 July 2015
Interim Labour leader Harriet Harman’s announcement that the party will not oppose the Tories’ latest attacks on welfare signals a further lurch to the right. 

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