16 July 2020
The number of people out of work in Britain has soared by nearly 650,000, according to new figures. The figure does not include the estimated 9.4 million jobs that have been furloughed on the government’s “job retention” scheme.
11 July 2020
Vast bailouts are being gifted to the bosses to boost the economy. But this won’t stop businesses from cutting jobs and the wages of workers
22 June 2020
Workers are being pushed to make big sacrifices during the lockdown—but things could get much worse as unemployment bites. Tomáš Tengely-Evans spoke to some of those affected, and argues that the crisis shows why we need a different system
05 June 2020
Organised workers make up a unique group with the power to paralyse the system, says Sarah Bates
28 May 2020
There’s good news—the number of British workers in trade union members rose last year by 91,000 to 6.44 million.
13 May 2020
Workers fear they will be made to pay the price after Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the job retention scheme on Tuesday.
12 May 2020
It is possible to refuse to go back to work. Teachers in the NEU union have said it clearest. They’ve laid out five tests that have to be met before they can agree it’s safe to open schools.
06 May 2020
Medway trades union council organised a drive-by this week to show solidarity with eight suspended bin workers.
03 May 2020
On 7 May the government will have to decide its next phase of lockdown plans
03 May 2020
A millionaire fast food boss sacked all his workers at a site in Great Yarmouth just as the lockdown began
02 May 2020
In a crisis that puts workers’ lives at great risk, union leaders must step up the fight.
Tomáš Tengely-Evans explains why most have failed to do so
01 May 2020
In Oxfordshire we wanted to make sure that last week’s Workers’ Memorial Day action to remember health and care staff was more than a silent protest.
25 April 2020
A global pandemic has exposed just how fragile the world economy already was. Tomáš Tengely-Evans examines why capitalism constantly creates economic crises
24 April 2020
In the midst of a global pandemic it is easy to forget about other health hazards. But asbestos is still the number one occupational killer in Britain with over 5,000 deaths per year.
21 April 2020
Postal workers in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, walked out briefly on Friday of last week over coronavirus health and safety fears.
21 April 2020
More than 5,000 people are being made to go into work to operate the government’s payment scheme for laid off workers.
20 April 2020
Unison, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives have organised a national minute’s silence for 11am on Tuesday 28 April.
09 April 2020
Argos warehouse workers are being “put in danger” to keep profits rolling in during coronavirus crisis.
07 April 2020
Ministers say that a “small minority of people” are putting our lives at risk. That’s true—they sit in the Tory cabinet, on the boards of corporations, and are at the top of society.
06 April 2020
More than 20,000 workers at Debenhams fear for their jobs after the company began its third insolvency process in a year on Monday.