07 March 2017
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
14 February 2017
New decree in Turkey gives president Erdogan even greater powers already resulting in mass suspensions and dismissals of workers
17 January 2017
Free movement of labour has become a key debate. Workers currently have the freedom to travel across the European Union (EU) under current rules.
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
01 November 2016
In a welcome judgement, an employment tribunal has ruled in favour of two Uber taxi drivers.
18 October 2016
A new report hails the ‘digital platforms’ that are making workers ‘independent’. But the claims are misleading, writes Alistair Farrow
13 September 2016
This year’s TUC congress in Brighton came after the Tories passed their Trade Union Act in May.
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.
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.
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”.
07 June 2016
Workers bring France to a standstill days before the Euro 2016 football tournament, reports Dave Sewell
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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
15 March 2016
Parisian student Gael Braibant reports from huge protests against the centre-left government’s vicious new employment law
09 March 2016
New laws designed to reduce workplace rights have sparked a revolt against the Labour-style government of President Hollande
26 February 2016
FBU firefighter’s union general secretary Matt Wrack said he won’t be rattled by “people within the Labour party machine who clearly don’t want to see change”. In an exclusive interview with Socialist Worker Wrack responded to claims this week that his attempt to rejoin the Labour Party was questioned by his local party.
23 February 2016
New Chinese film Factory Boss is riddled with problems and contradictions. And its final message is troubling, writes Robbie Shaw