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Unions shouldn’t bemoan a lack of strikes—but get organising them

06 June 2017
There were some grim statistics out last week about strikes and unions.

Hope for a Corbyn win is enthusing trade unionists - and can inspire a fightback

30 May 2017
Kicking out the Tories on 8 June could make society better, people across Britain told Socialist Worker

Scottish TUC leader says, ‘Learn from the lecturers and fight back on pay’

24 May 2017
Scottish TUC deputy general secretary Dave Moxham's call to “challenge the public sector pay freeze” comes as 70,000 council workers ballot for strikes over pay

Workers back Jeremy Corbyn’s bid to oust Theresa May's Tories

25 April 2017
The snap general election on 8 June is an opportunity to kick the Tories out in favour of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. And trade unionists are urging a fight to back Corbyn’s campaign.

After seven years of Tory rule—seven reasons to end it

21 April 2017
Tory governments have waged war on ordinary people since 2010, helped until 2015 by their Lib Dem allies. Of the countless reasons to kick them out, Eleanor Claxton-Mayer and Alistair Farrow explain seven of the key ones

Reports round-up

18 April 2017
Includes short reports from the latest strikes in manufacturing, IT services, higher education, local government, plus news from abortion rights, housing and climate change campaigns

Rail strikes over safety aren't stopping

18 April 2017
More coordinated rail strikes to defend the role of the train guard have been announced by the RMT rail union.

'We need to take fight to the Tories', leading Unison union health worker speaks out

13 April 2017
We talk about how terrible the crisis in the NHS and social care is, but it’s significantly worse now than it has ever been.

Public sector pay cap drives workers out of health service—time to fight back

04 April 2017
Millions are worse off after the Tories’ latest ‘slap in the face’ to the people who keep our public services going. Activists told Alistair Farrow it’s time to strike against the pay cap

industrial reports round up

28 March 2017
Fujitsu IT services workers struck last Friday and again on Monday to defend their jobs and livelihoods from the firm’s cost-cutting.

Ian Allinson for Unite—invite Ian to your workplace and help build the campaign

14 March 2017
Ian Allinson is the left wing candidate for Unite general secretary, invite him to speak at your workplace and help with the campaign

Left winger set for election challenge to Unite union leader Len McCluskey

14 February 2017
Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey looks set to face an election contested from the left as well as the right.

‘We’re here to stay,’ say EU migrant workers as Tories look to end freedom of movement

24 January 2017
Nick Clark spoke to migrant workers about how they’re organising to defend their freedom of movement

The single market is no solution for workers

17 January 2017
Theresa May’s programme for Brexit is steeped in toxic nationalism and xenophobia.

Trade unionists are taking the fight against racism into the workplaces

17 January 2017
The Stand Up To Racism trade union conference is a chance to organise against racism, writes Eleanor Claxton-Mayer

Support socialist and workplace activist Ian Allinson for Unite general secretary

08 January 2017
The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) has decided to support grassroots socialist challenger Ian Allinson in the Unite union’s upcoming general secretary election.

Is this the end for national strikes?

13 December 2016
Will we see a national strike by large numbers of workers ever again?

‘Red Ellen’ Wilkinson - How a radical campaigner was limited by Labour

01 November 2016
A new biography of MP and campaigner Ellen Wilkinson documents her fight for radical change—and how a commitment to parliament scuppered it, writes Nick Clark

Don’t pass up chance to mobilise the fight against the Tory austerity

27 September 2016
When Tory leader Theresa May moved into Downing Street, the pundits claimed that the Tory splits had been healed.

TUC congress delegates pass motions opposing austerity and racism

13 September 2016
The TUC bureaucracy was pessimistic about the prospects of defending workers' rights at conference in Brighton this week.

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