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EXCLUSIVE - leaked minister's letter shows Tory panic over Trade Union Bill

07 February 2016
A restricted government document leaked to Socialist Worker shows that the Tories are in disarray over their anti-union Trade Union Bill.

CWU leader Dave Ward says, 'We need a strategy to beat the Tories'

02 February 2016
CWU union leader Dave Ward spoke to Charlie Kimber about the prospects for Jeremy Corbyn, why more power has shifted to the bosses—and how we can win it back

Scrap the Trade Union Bill - join the TUC's week of action

02 February 2016
Activists are preparing for the TUC’s week of action against the Trade Union Bill, reports Raymie Kiernan

Time to fight for our unions

26 January 2016
Despite minor setbacks, the Tories’ push for even more anti-union laws continues—and must be resisted.

As tensions pull Labour left group in two directions - is Jeremy Corbyn losing momentum?

26 January 2016
Momentum, the network set up to organise Jeremy Corbyn supporters, holds its first national meeting on 6 February.

Activists gather in London to discuss building resistance to the Tories

23 January 2016
Around 100 people met to discuss building the fightback against the Tories in central London, today, Saturday.

Parents join picket lines to show support for Small Heath school strikers

20 January 2016
NUT union members at Birmingham’s Small Heath school struck for a second day today, Wednesday, and NASUWT union members joined them.

Who is ‘not credible’—the union leaders or Corbyn?

19 January 2016
Jeremy Corbyn angered and scared the Tories last weekend when he called for the legalisation of solidarity strikes, unilateral nuclear disarmament and a deal with Argentina over the Falklands.

Small Heath teachers call weekly three-day strikes in academy dispute after rep suspended

12 January 2016
Teachers at Small Heath school in Birmingham have voted to escalate their anti-academy strikes following the victimisation of NUT union rep Simon O’Hara.

Amazon Unwrapped

15 December 2015
Simon Basketter looks behind the spin of the giant online retailer to examine how it expands by exploiting workers—and what really drives it

Thousands join Glasgow rally against Tory union bill

15 December 2015
Some 1,700 people joined a Scottish TUC (STUC)rally against austerity and the Tories’ Trade Union Bill in Glasgow on Thursday of last week.

Unions hold mass rally for Labour

24 November 2015
Up to 1,500 people joined an indoor anti-austerity rally in central London last Saturday organised by the Trade Union Coordinating Group (TUCG).

Workers get organised to take on Tories at the Unite the Resistance conference

17 November 2015
There was a defiant mood at last Saturday’s Unite the Resistance (UTR) conference in central London.

Union leaders—friends with two faces

17 November 2015
Trade union leaders talked a good fight against the Tories’ new bill, but never delivered one. Raymie Kiernan looks at why the officials hold back—and what we can do about it

Unofficial action by post workers forces Royal Mail bosses back in Bridgwater

12 November 2015
Postal workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, have won concessions from management after staging a wildcat strike.

It’s time to get rid of the useless Prentis regime - vote John Burgess for Unison general secretary

10 November 2015
Voting in the Unison union general secretary election opened on Monday of this week.

There’s nothing inevitable in this autumn of layoffs

10 November 2015
Unions are treating mass job losses like a done deal. Instead they should learn from last time, argues Simon Basketter

Victory as Soas union rep Sandy Nicoll is reinstated - unofficial action works

05 November 2015
Bosses at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in London have withdrawn the suspension of Unison union branch secretary Sandy Nicoll.

Steel workers to march as more jobs are slashed

03 November 2015
Metals company Caparo Industries announced 452 job cuts on Friday of last week, after going into administration last month. 

Tories suffer tax credits defeat and plot unions assault - WE CAN STOP THEM

27 October 2015
Tory chancellor George Osborne was left red-faced after the Lords threw back his cuts to tax credits on Monday of this week.

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