02 November 2020
Two online rallies revealed debates on how the left should respond to the right’s assault.
20 October 2020
Fuel tanker drivers employed by Hoyer Petrolog UK have overwhelmingly voted for strikes over job cuts.
13 October 2020
Over three million workers in South Africa’s four largest trade union federations held a national strike on Wednesday of last week.
28 September 2020
Left activists in Unison are celebrating this week after scoring a fantastic result in the nominations for the Unison general secretary election.
26 September 2020
Labour MPs, trade unionists, campaigners and socialists have joined forces to call for a “fightback across workplaces and communities to demand ordinary people won’t pay for the crisis”.
19 September 2020
With the future of the government’s furlough scheme in doubt, and with hundreds of firms axing jobs, a wave of fear is spreading
07 September 2020
Protesters from several trade unions picketed a Glasgow Ikea store last Friday to demand the reinstatement of a union rep sacked for fighting cuts to workers’ conditions.
24 August 2020
The jobs massacre continues across Britain, as does an almost total lack of response from union leaders.
18 August 2020
11 August 2020
SUPPORT IS growing for Paul Holmes to be the next Unison union general secretary. Nominations for the post opened this week.
03 August 2020
Cleaners at HMRC tax offices in Liverpool and Bootle began a four week strike on Monday—part of a long-running battle for a living wage.
05 June 2020
Organised workers make up a unique group with the power to paralyse the system, says Sarah Bates
28 May 2020
There’s good news—the number of British workers in trade union members rose last year by 91,000 to 6.44 million.
13 May 2020
Workers fear they will be made to pay the price after Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the job retention scheme on Tuesday.
12 May 2020
It is possible to refuse to go back to work. Teachers in the NEU union have said it clearest. They’ve laid out five tests that have to be met before they can agree it’s safe to open schools.
12 May 2020
Distribution workers at a Unilever plant in Merseyside are gearing up for strikes after bosses dismissed a union rep.
21 April 2020
The failures of most trade union leaders to mount any resistance to the Tory government’s fatal handling of coronavirus intensifies the danger to workers
21 April 2020
More than 5,000 people are being made to go into work to operate the government’s payment scheme for laid off workers.
02 April 2020
Submissions to a parliamentary committee reveal how the government’s failures are hitting workers
31 March 2020
Action by workers has shown the type of resistance that’s possible against bosses who force them to work in unsafe conditions during the coronavirus outbreak.