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Theresa May grants workers the right to remain exploited

Theresa May grants workers the right to remain exploited The Tory manifesto set to be released this week will continue attacks on the whole working class.

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

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

Labour’s new policy on workers’ rights tinkers but doesn’t transform

Labour’s new policy on workers’ rights tinkers but doesn’t transform The difference between what’s on offer at the general election from the Tories and Labour was underlined last week over workers’ rights.

What does the Tory Trade Union Act mean for trade unionism?

What does the Tory Trade Union Act mean for trade unionism? As the Trade Union Act comes into force, Sadie Robinson looks at the barriers that aim to stop workers striking—and why the Tories want them

Turkey steps up attack on workers in education

Turkey steps up attack on workers in education New decree in Turkey gives president Erdogan even greater powers already resulting in mass suspensions and dismissals of workers

'We support the free movement of labour' - trade unionists speak out

We support the free movement of labour - trade unionists speak out Free movement of labour has become a key debate. Workers currently have the freedom to travel across the European Union (EU) under current rules.

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

Uber workers' win gives us a lift

01 November 2016
In a welcome judgement, an employment tribunal has ruled in favour of two Uber taxi drivers.

Don’t be played by the ‘gig economy’ hype

18 October 2016
A new report hails the ‘digital platforms’ that are making workers ‘independent’. But the claims are misleading, writes Alistair Farrow

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. 

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.

Rail bosses' attack on safety is a plot to smash workers' unions—say no to DOO

02 August 2016
Workers in Scotland, London and the south east of England are stepping up their strikes to resist bosses’ plans to undermine safety on the railways.

Workers are right to reject Cameron’s EU

14 June 2016
David Cameron has handed his fate to the Labour Party. According to the Financial Times newspaper, he is “passing the baton to Labour’s leading figures to try to lure back working class voters veering towards Brexit”.

Floods can't wash away the strikes in France

07 June 2016
Workers bring France to a standstill days before the Euro 2016 football tournament, reports Dave Sewell

Strikes and blockades in France show how to win

24 May 2016
Petrol shortages gripped parts of France at the beginning of this week as the movement against the Labour-type government’s attacks moved to “shut down the economy”.

French resistance sees blockades, strikes and protests

20 May 2016
Blockades, strikes and protests against the French government’s attack on workers’ rights caused huge disruption this week. Workers and activists are out to shut down the economy.

French workers escalate resistance to Work Law with mass strikes

17 May 2016
Road blocks and picket lines went up around ports, oil refineries, industrial estates and distribution centres across France on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Draconian Trade Union Act could have been stopped and must be defied

10 May 2016
The Tories’ Trade Union Act 2016 was given royal approval last week and Britain’s anti-union laws got even more restrictive.

Support victimised NUT rep Simon O'Hara—and defend trade union rights

22 March 2016
Teachers at Small Heath School in Birmingham were set to meet on Tuesday of this week to discuss further action to defend conditions and union rights. Also: strikes at St Peter's Collegiate School and Lambeth College

The youth in France are telling the government to get lost

15 March 2016
Parisian student Gael Braibant reports from huge protests against the centre-left government’s vicious new employment law

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