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Why battles over working hours are key to capitalism

Why battles over working hours are key to capitalism 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

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

DPD drivers are unionising to deliver better conditions At the DPD delivery firm where a driver died recently workers are organising to win change.

Reports show the greed of the bosses

Reports show the greed of the bosses 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

Civil service walkouts can put the brakes on new test 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

London bus workers are being driven around the bend 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.

Postal workers get organised to counter Royal Mail’s squeeze on their conditions

18 August 2017
The rumblings of a brewing storm in Royal Mail have grown louder over the past few months—and could soon burst into a huge national strike.

‘Worker status’ is not good enough

11 July 2017
The Taylor Review was brought about by challenges by workers in bogus self-employment. But there’s a danger that the result will serve the bosses.

Court loss for bosses boosts Argos strikers

30 May 2017
Argos distribution workers finished their first round of strikes on the front foot after bosses failed to get an injunction against their action.

Sacked for wanting wages - the reality of workers’ rights under the Tories

16 May 2017
Eleven workers fired by swanky restaurant Beach Blanket Babylon (BBB) in Shoreditch, east London, have been holding nightly protests outside it since management sacked them last week.

Woolwich ferry walkout takes on bosses

31 January 2017
Ferry workers in Woolwich, south east London, struck for 24 hours in the first of twelve planned walkouts last Friday.

Harrods restaurant boss resigns after workers’ successful fight for tips

25 January 2017
Workers at the posh department store Harrods in London celebrated another victory this week.

Glasgow council IT strikers show how to defend conditions

24 January 2017
Glasgow council IT workers voted last week to accept a deal that protects their jobs, terms and conditions and current employment status in the event of privatisation.

Reports round-up: Harrods feels heat over tips

17 January 2017
Restaurant workers at the posh Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, west London, have secured a meeting with management this week.

Slaving over the stoves of the rich... and you don’t even get the tips

03 January 2017
The scandalous theft of waiters’ service charges at posh Harrods is just the tip of the iceberg of how bosses make life in the kitchens hell, catering workers told Alistair Farrow

Zero hours contracts and temporary jobs - is precarious work the new norm?

22 November 2016
We are told that the rise of precarious work is changing the world. But Joseph Choonara argues that workers’ potential power to change the world is as relevant as ever

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. 

M&S workers face pay and pensions cut

28 June 2016
Workers at Marks and Spencer are facing a cut of some £1,000 per year in a new contract deal.

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