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The power of the working class today

The power of the working class today Jane Hardy’s new book, Nothing to Lose But Our Chains, argues despite bosses best efforts to stop workers' resistance, hope is not lost. She spoke to Nick Clark

Blame the huge surge in virus cases, not the app

Blame the huge surge in virus cases, not the app Notifications from the test and trace app are rising due to coronavirus cases. Sophie Squire investigates the Tory failures that have led to the rises

Bolt drivers strike and protest for pay and safety

Bolt drivers strike and protest for pay and safety “So many trips that I do simply aren’t worth it. I’m making just over £1 per mile sometimes, and that’s before Bolt takes its cut," said a driver

Cab fight continues as union wins Uber deal

Cab fight continues as union wins Uber deal Taxi service Uber has struck a union recognition deal with the GMB union.

Court rules Uber drivers are workers not self-employed

Court rules Uber drivers are workers not self-employed The Supreme Court has ruled that drivers for taxi ¬company Uber are now classed as workers.

Doctors reveal systematic failure to deal with Covid-19 in workplaces

Doctors reveal systematic failure to deal with Covid-19 in workplaces A group of doctors is arguing that workplaces are now the frontline in the battle against Covid-19—and hazardous working conditions are responsible for mass outbreaks.

Coronavirus infections soaring in workplaces 

06 July 2020
Workers are being forced to keep quiet about dangerous conditions, writes Charlie Kimber

Tories plan to use the whip of hardship to force people back to work

09 May 2020
Workers fear unemployment and poverty if the Tories slash the Job Retention Scheme

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

Luxury furniture delivery firm claims its staff are ‘key workers’

28 March 2020
 A logistics company that delivers luxury furniture for Marks and Spencer made call centre workers come in claiming they were “critical” to tackling coronavirus.

GMB backs off from DPD couriers strike

27 November 2018
Delivery firm DPD has used legal threats to push the GMB union away from a strike

Workers face ‘growing epidemic’ of stress at work, says TUC

31 October 2018
Excessive workloads and bullying in “toxic” workplaces are part of the problem.

Why battles over working hours are key to capitalism

18 September 2018
Bosses won’t let us benefit from advances in technology unless we fight them, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Rise in work-related deaths fuelled by deregulation and bogus self-employment

05 July 2018
Going to work should not be a death sentence. But for an increasing number of people it is.

DPD drivers are unionising to deliver better conditions

12 February 2018
At the DPD delivery firm where a driver died recently workers are organising to win change.

Reports show the greed of the bosses

21 December 2017
Three reports underline how the decline of union membership and militancy is allowing many bosses to grab more from workers.

Civil service walkouts can put the brakes on new test

14 November 2017
And some 3,000 civil service workers joined the PCS union during its recent ballot over ending the one percent pay cap.

London bus workers are being driven around the bend

14 November 2017
Bus drivers in London are being encouraged to work in unsafe conditions and are putting passengers at risk, says the Unite union.

Judge rejects Uber appeal against employment rights

14 November 2017
Uber taxi drivers celebrated the latest legal ruling against the firm last week.

TfL Uber ruling should have gone further

26 September 2017
Transport for London (TfL) has not renewed taxi firm Uber’s licence to operate in London.

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