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Unite union delegates back Jeremy Corbyn

12 July 2016
Delegates at the Unite union conference this week were furious at moves against Jeremy Corbyn—and wanted the union to take a stand.

Unite union backs Trident renewal as delegates denounce Len McCluskey's 'fudge'

12 July 2016
The powerful Unite union will call on Labour MPs to vote with the Tories to back the renewal of the Trident nuclear missile system next week.

Members or MPs - who's in charge of the Labour Party?

30 June 2016
The turmoil inside the Labour Party has uncovered the deep rift between its members and MPs. The cause of the tension lies right at the heart of the party, explains Dave Sewell

Industrial round up

07 June 2016
An inquest into the death of north London teenager Henry Hicks was set to begin on Monday of next week.

Floods can't wash away the strikes in France

07 June 2016
Workers bring France to a standstill days before the Euro 2016 football tournament, reports Dave Sewell

Anger over benefits deaths at TUC disabled workers conference

24 May 2016
Around 160 delegates attended last week’s annual TUC disabled workers conference.

French government in crisis over Work Law

11 May 2016
France’s centre-left government provoked a crisis that could bring it down by suspending parliamentary debate on its proposed Work Law. It faces a vote of no confidence tomorrow, Thursday—a day already set for nationwide strikes and protests.

Tories are in trouble—strike to get them out

10 May 2016
The polling stations had hardly closed last week when the Tories’ bitter feuding reached new heights. Their splits and weakness should be a signal to step up our resistance.

TUC gives the EU too much credit - and unions too little

19 April 2016
As union leaders gleefully jump into campaigning for the EU, Joseph Choonara says they are spinning against themselves

Springtime of struggle in France

05 April 2016
A rising movement of workers and students has unleashed a wave of anger against Labour-type president Francois Hollande—and is an opportunity to push back against the fascist Front National. Dave Sewell joined the thousands on the marches and college barricades in Paris during a mass strike last week

Our answer to the steel crisis - nationalise to save jobs, not bosses' profits

05 April 2016
Labour’s leaders are right to argue for nationalisation, but it shouldn’t be a temporary phase, argues Nick Clark

Six myths about the European Union

30 March 2016
Left wing supporters of the European Union (EU) predict disaster if Britain votes to Leave. They say workers’ lives would get harder and racism would rise. But what would really happen? Socialist Worker looks behind six myths

Support victimised NUT rep Simon O'Hara—and defend trade union rights

22 March 2016
Teachers at Small Heath School in Birmingham were set to meet on Tuesday of this week to discuss further action to defend conditions and union rights. Also: strikes at St Peter's Collegiate School and Lambeth College

The hateful Tories unite to attack us

15 March 2016
A budget of cuts for working class people is one thing the bitterly divided Tory party can still agree on, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

More strikes needed in bitter campaign to defend NUT union rep Simon O'Hara

08 March 2016
The NUT leadership called off a strike at Small Heath School to defend victimised rep Simon O’Hara this week—while Simon remained suspended.

Tory budget cuts pose a challenge to unions

01 March 2016
Tory chancellor George Osborne’s lies about the economy are falling apart.

Mass demo says Trident has got to go

01 March 2016
Tens of thousands of people marched against Trident in London last Saturday in the biggest demonstration against nuclear weapons in a generation.

FBU union leader Matt Wrack slams his critics in Labour

26 February 2016
FBU firefighter’s union general secretary Matt Wrack said he won’t be rattled by “people within the Labour party machine who clearly don’t want to see change”. In an exclusive interview with Socialist Worker Wrack responded to claims this week that his attempt to rejoin the Labour Party was questioned by his local party.

SNP’s cuts threaten 15,000 council jobs in Scotland

23 February 2016
The supposedly “anti-austerity” Scottish National Party (SNP) is slashing £500 million from Scottish council budgets this year. The Scottish government’s budget was set to be finalised in Holyrood this week, signalling the start of another round of severe local government cuts.

'We can’t miss this moment', says PCS leader Mark Serwotka

23 February 2016
PCS union leader Mark Serwotka told Charlie Kimber that Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader is a historic opportunity to build resistance—and stronger trade unions

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