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Thousands forced back to work in unsafe conditions at government departments

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.

Shocking evidence to MPs shows how firms are putting lives at risk

02 April 2020
Submissions to a parliamentary committee reveal how the government’s failures are hitting workers

We need action, not dodgy deals, from union leaders over virus

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.

Trade unions—act, don’t just talk

11 February 2020
Heart Unions Week—the TUC union federation’s annual publicity campaign—this year focuses on challenging sexual harassment at work.

Strikes defy French cops as union leaders seek shoddy deals

04 February 2020
Another day of national strikes and demonstrations was set for Thursday this week in France.

Planned post walkout called off, but battle over bullying isn’t over in Bootle

21 January 2020
Postal workers in Merseyside have called off a planned strike after bosses backed down in a dispute over victimisations.

No to witchhunt of Kirklees Unison reps

14 January 2020
Four Unison union branch officers in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, remain suspended by their own union without knowing the charges against them.

Government manoeuvres on pension age fail to stop protests and strikes in France

14 January 2020
Union members are holding real debates how to take their movement forward, says Charlie Kimber

After CWU loses court appeal over Royal Mail strikes - now start the reballot

03 December 2019
Postal workers were waiting to find out the next steps in the battle to defend their jobs and working conditions, as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Tory manifesto set to lay out more attacks on working class

23 November 2019
The Tories are expected to announce on Sunday that they will bring in new laws to outlaw some rail strikes.

Money going to shareholders has gone up six times faster than wages

14 November 2019
Payouts to shareholders in major firms rose over six times faster than wages between 2014 and 2018, says new research.

Outrage after court rules against strike in Royal Mail

13 November 2019
A 97 percent Yes vote on a 76 percent turnout has been pushed aside. The best response would be to walk out anyway.

Why workers are right to strike during the general election campaign

10 November 2019
For at least some days during the election campaign the pictures will be strikers with placards, not politicians behind podiums.

Fury after Royal Mail bosses run to the courts to try and block a post workers’ strike

08 November 2019
Postal workers are fuming after Royal Mail bosses ran to the courts on Friday to try and block a national strike.

Labour Party conference showed how leaders lag behind membership’s radicalism

30 September 2019
One takeaway from last week’s Labour Party conference is that the members are further ahead than the leadership and the trade unions.

Workers are set to strike on global day of climate walkouts

17 September 2019
Friday 20 September could mark a turning point in the struggle to stop climate chaos, writes Sarah Bates

Trades Union Congress unites against no-deal Brexit, but what comes next?

08 September 2019
With the Tories reeling, it's time for workers' struggle

Fight for workers’ action against Boris Johnson

30 July 2019
Union leaders greeted Boris Johnson’s first week as prime minister by pleading with him to improve workers’ rights. Which is weak even by their standards.

Protesters rally in support of sacked UCU union rep Dave Muritu

25 June 2019
Protesters marched through West Bromwich, in the West Midlands, last Saturday to demand the reinstatement of UCU rep Dave Muritu.

Ballot to begin to defend UCU union rep Dave Muritu from victimisation

17 June 2019
Workers at Sandwell College will begin a strike ballot this week in the campaign to defend sacked UCU union rep Dave Muritu.

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