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Slasher Osborne's Budget Day massacre

14 July 2015
Press and pundits focused on George Osborne’s minimum wage rise but missed the real story of the budget—the biggest assault on working class living standards for a generation. Nick Clark examines the budget

Coordinated walkouts show how to challenge the Tories

07 July 2015
Workers leading resistance to austerity and privatisation will show union leaders what needs to be done.

Migrant workers at Sotheby's suspended for standing up for their rights

02 July 2015
Cleaners and porters who work at Sotheby’s were suspended today, Thursday, for taking part in a protest yesterday for sick pay and against victimisation.

East London teachers set to strike against victimisation

30 June 2015
NUT union members at George Monoux College were set to begin a two-day strike on Wednesday of this week in defence of two sacked teachers.

Turn the Tories' fears into real resistance

30 June 2015
The Tories have set up a “hit squad” to combat strikes.

College workers reject ‘draconian’ plan to apply for own jobs

23 June 2015
Workers at Lewisham and Southwark College in south London struck on Thursday and Friday of last week to defend jobs and education.

United we can bring down the Tories

23 June 2015
Rage against Tory austerity ran through the streets of London and Glasgow last Saturday. 

People's Assembly demonstrations show something is changing

23 June 2015
Up to a quarter of a million people came out on the streets last Saturday to show the new Tory government they are not prepared to put up with austerity. Socialist Worker journalists were with them on the protests

Activists organise to beat back Tory attack on unions

16 June 2015
Trade unionists and activists are getting organised to build opposition to the Tories’ latest attack on trade union rights.

Council workers tell union leaders, 'we need more resistance to stop Tory cuts'

16 June 2015
Workers debated their union's strategy for fighting cuts at Unison's local government conference

National Gallery strikers celebrate step forward in fight to reinstate sacked union rep Candy Udwin

11 June 2015
The fight to get sacked PCS union rep Candy Udwin reinstated won an important ruling yesterday, Wednesday, which shows the strength of her case.

Rotherham newspaper bosses target leading union militant Phil Turner

02 June 2015
A leading activist in the NUJ journalists’ union at the Rotherham Advertiser in South Yorkshire has been targeted for redundancy.

'Why we support Candy Udwin - and why you should too'

26 May 2015
Campaigners and trade union leaders explain why the fight to defend Candy Udwin matters for every trade unionist in Britain.

Framed - the fight to defend Candy Udwin

26 May 2015
National Gallery bosses want union rep Candy Udwin out of the picture... That’s why every trade unionist should join the fight for her job

Why do unions still follow Labour?

19 May 2015
Dave Sewell explains why the trade union bureaucracy still trails after the Labour Party despite being let down by Labour time after time since the party was founded

Defy the clampdown on workers' right to strike

19 May 2015
New business secretary Sajid Javid said curbing trade unions’ power would be a “priority” in the Queen’s Speech on 27 May.

Architects of Labour's right turn battle it out for the leadership

19 May 2015
Labour and the union leaders seem determined not to learn the lessons of defeat, writes Simon Basketter

'Protests show that we can resist Tory austerity'

19 May 2015
A wave of defiance against Tory austerity is punching through the shock of David Cameron’s victory.

Protesters march to defend the Bolton Two

19 May 2015
Protesters marched through the centre of Bolton last Saturday in support of two sacked university workers.

Anger after National Gallery bosses sack PCS union rep Candy Udwin

19 May 2015
Bosses at the National Gallery in central London have sacked leading PCS union activist Candy Udwin. This is a major attack on a high-profile trade unionist and a serious assault on union rights.

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