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Tories suffer tax credits defeat and plot unions assault - WE CAN STOP THEM

27 October 2015
Tory chancellor George Osborne was left red-faced after the Lords threw back his cuts to tax credits on Monday of this week.

We will turn 2 November into a day of protest for union rights

27 October 2015
Monday 2 November will be a day of trade union mobilisations against the Tory assault on the right to strike.

'You can convince workers that it's worth fighting austerity'

27 October 2015
Unite the Resistance will hold a national conference on Saturday 14 November in central London.

Bosses squeeze us for every last penny, low pay report shows

21 July 2015
Unpaid overtime, zero hours, no time to eat or for breaks at work— Nick Clark looks at a new report exposing what the Tory claims of economic recovery mean for low paid workers

News round-up

03 February 2015
Protesters say no to Immigration Street | activists shut down shops in Edinburgh over workfare | new group to challenge social care cuts in Glasgow | ferry strike off after deal

Up against the clock - the truth about night shift work

18 November 2014
Shift work is putting the health of millions of people in danger with regular reports detailing the risks. Raymie Kiernan spoke to workers whose body clocks are driven haywire by relentless rotas

Tories scramble to limit the impact of holiday pay ruling

11 November 2014
Overtime is now counted in the calculations of workers’ holiday pay—sort of. That was a ruling handed down by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) last week. 

After strikes and marches - where next for the unions?

21 October 2014
After a series of strikes and up to 100,000 marching in London, trade unionists talk to Socialist Worker about the way ahead in the battle against the Tories

Huge slump in tribunal claims after Tories hike up fees

05 August 2014
There have been 70 percent fewer claims against bosses at employment tribunals since the Tories introduced £1,200 fees. A recent TUC report, At What Price Justice, exposes the dramatic impact this has had.

Coalition plans more laws to block any union activity

20 May 2014
Bosses have always hated unions. Raymie Kiernan looks at new plans to restrict workers’ ability to organise against attacks by their employers

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