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How a general strike in the Isle of Man shook the British state in 1918

How a general strike in the Isle of Man shook the British state in 1918 The 1918 Isle of Man general strike showed the power of organised workers, says John Callow

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.

Truckers in Brazil show the power of workers after strikes humiliate Temer

Truckers in Brazil show the power of workers after strikes humiliate Temer A truck drivers’ strike in Brazil has shown how repressive governments can be humbled.

What’s the answer to grim strike stats?

What’s the answer to grim strike stats? The strike figures for 2017, released last week, make depressing reading.

Bosses welcome Tories' report into employment rights

Bosses welcome Tories report into employment rights A review that was supposed to improve workers’ rights has instead given approval to insecurity. One union leader said “It’s no good. It won’t work and it isn’t a plan.

Fight the Tories to win workers’ rights

Fight the Tories to win workers’ rights A new battle over zero hours contracts and other work practices is set to take off  

Judge rejects Uber appeal against employment rights

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

Uber drivers speak out after firm appeals tribunal ruling

03 October 2017
Uber drivers in London spoke to Alistair Farrow about the reality of life working for the controversial firm

London march for workers’ rights brings traffic to a standstill

27 September 2017
Traffic came to a standstill in central London today, Wednesday, as up to 300 people marched through the city at rush hour.

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.

Uber workers ready for a renewed fight over ‘gig economy’ rights

01 August 2017
Two workers who brought the landmark employment tribunal case against taxi firm Uber over their bogus self-employment are back in court in September.

Big care firms grab a subsidy from the Tories while workers get paid peanuts

01 August 2017
The Tory government confirmed it will “temporarily suspend” enforcement of minimum wage rules for big care firms last week, following corporate lobbying. And it has potentially handed them a huge subsidy.

LETTERS: I know the reality of bogus self-employment

25 July 2017
The Taylor review called bogus self-employment into the public eye. I have experienced this in the railway and construction industry.

United national action can derail Tory assault on train unions and safety

18 July 2017
Workers have announced fresh strikes that will shut down the Southern rail network.

‘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.

Confronting the restaurant boss who refuses to pay his workers wages

06 June 2017
Watch the embarrassing conversation when Socialist Worker confronts Robert Newmark, a boss refusing to pay what he owes to his workers

Council workers’ strike vote crashes into new anti-union law

06 June 2017
Local government workers in Scotland have voted by a clear majority to strike to force council chiefs to improve their latest pay offer but there are no plans for 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.

Theresa May grants workers the right to remain exploited

16 May 2017
The Tory manifesto set to be released this week will continue attacks on the whole working class.

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

02 May 2017
The difference between what’s on offer at the general election from the Tories and Labour was underlined last week over workers’ rights.

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