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We still need a pay rise, says TUC—but we’ll need a bigger fight to get it

08 August 2017
The TUC union federation has called a major lobby and rally of parliament on 17 October “to tell our MPs that Britain’s dedicated public servants need a pay rise”.

Arrogant Tories have robbed our wages with public sector pay cap

18 July 2017
Chancellor Philip Hammond is not denying reports that he told his cabinet colleagues that public sector workers are “overpaid”.

Southern Rail deal should be rejected

07 February 2017
Southern Rail are proposing a deal to end the long dispute with Aslef and RMT unions but the promises fall well short of what is needed.

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.

TUC Congress - unions must break the law to defend workers' rights

13 September 2016
This year’s TUC congress in Brighton came after the Tories passed their Trade Union Act in May. 

Just weeks to go before march on Tory conference in Birmingham

07 September 2016
Activists are preparing to mobilise for a national demonstration outside the Tory Party conference in Birmingham on Sunday 2 October.

Workers in Britain and Greece suffer biggest fall in wages, says TUC report

02 August 2016
Workers in Britain have suffered the biggest fall in wages of the world’s richest countries since the economic crisis began in 2007.

The EU is no friend to workers

14 June 2016
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and most trade union leaders have played a disgraceful role during the EU referendum debate.

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

Protest in Cardiff says no to Tories' Trade Union Bill

08 March 2016
Around 500 people protested against the Tories’ Trade Union Bill in Cardiff last Saturday.

The best way to defend union rights is to strike like Lambeth library workers

09 February 2016
The TUC’s week of action against the Trade Union Bill began on Monday with plans for workers to hold workplace meetings and protests against the new anti-union laws.

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.

Draconian anti-union law isn’t going to resist itself

06 October 2015
Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey offered last week to abandon opposition to a key section of David Cameron’s new Trade Union Bill.

TUC delegates welcome Jeremy Corbyn as a 'breath of fresh air' after conference speech

15 September 2015
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to fight Tory austerity was greeted with rapturous applause by TUC conference delegates in Brighton today, Tuesday.

TUC debates Tory policies

15 September 2015
Union delegates at the TUC conference in Brighton debated how to oppose the Tory government on Monday of this week. One motion supported the aims of the Fast Foods Rights campaign. 

National Gallery strikers need real support from the TUC

15 September 2015
National Gallery strikers visited the TUC conference in Brighton on Tuesday of this week to raise support for their all-out strike.

TUC demands more than platitudes to take on the Tories’ latest attack

15 September 2015
Trade union leaders ratcheted up their rhetoric against the Tories’ new anti-union bill on Tuesday of this week at the annual TUC conference in Brighton.

New Tory anti union bill must be taken on

15 September 2015
The Tories chose to debate their new trade union bill as the TUC met in Brighton, writes Raymie Kiernan

News in brief

18 August 2015
Fares rise faster than wages | No books for Birmingham libraries | DWP made up statements | Cops can't search

Momentum is building for a mass anti-Tory demo on 4 October in Manchester

18 August 2015
Activists across Britain are gearing up for a week of protest outside the Tory Party conference in Manchester in October.

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