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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.

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.

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

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Bosses at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in London have withdrawn the suspension of Unison union branch secretary Sandy Nicoll.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

How does struggle grow?

27 October 2015
The system pushes workers to fight back and struggles can unexpectedly break out—but as Sadie Robinson argues, that doesn’t mean we should simply sit back and wait

'You can convince workers that it's worth fighting austerity'

27 October 2015
Unite the Resistance will hold a national conference on Saturday 14 November in central London.

We will turn 2 November into a day of protest for union rights

27 October 2015
Monday 2 November will be a day of trade union mobilisations against the Tory assault on the right to strike.

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.

Junior doctors prescribe a strike for the NHS

27 October 2015
The junior doctors’ revolt is growing. The British Medical Association (BMA) announced last week that it would ballot its 56,000 members for industrial action. 

Anger as MPs debate attack on trade unions

13 October 2015
Trade unionists were set to protest and rally in parliament on Tuesday of this week as the Tories’ Trade Union Bill moved to committee stage. 

All out to build John Burgess’ left challenge for Unison union leader

13 October 2015
We have an opportunity to win significant change in Unison and put up a real fight against the Tories.

Manchester echoes with rage at Tory conference

06 October 2015
A big turnout on last Sunday’s TUC march shows a growing mood to fight, Socialist Worker reports

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