trade unions

Tower Hamlets strike reveals Labour fault lines

The strike is illuminating the massive divisions in Labour over something as basic as defending jobs, conditions and services. The party’s right is willing to take extreme measures to force through cuts, confident that the majority of the centre will acquiesce and shut up, waiting for all the fuss to die down.

16th July 2020 // 2 Comments

Union leaders shouldn’t make excuses for racism

“A Romanian care worker and a British bus driver have more in common with each other than they do with their boss. That is the basis of the trade union movement. Len MCluskey’s job is to fight for their full rights, for decent pay and the right not to bedeported and harassed by the state because of their immigration status.”

14th November 2019 // 0 Comments

Solidarity with #FFS410

Protestors in Wrexham Yesterday there were protests across Britain in solidarity with #FFS410 (Fast Food shutdown, 4th October) , writes Susan Moore. The workers at the [...]

5th October 2018 // 0 Comments

Report from UCU Congress 2018

In her address to the 2018 UCU congress, Sally Hunt returned time and time again to the fact that this has been a turn around year for the union. She emphasised the fantastic [...]

2nd June 2018 // 0 Comments

Championing inclusion

Champions of Equality: Trade Unions and LGBT rights in Britain by Peter Purton, Lawrence and Wishart, 2017. Reviewed by Terry Conway. Peter Purton’s book is a real service [...]

12th March 2018 // 0 Comments

A red thread of militancy for March 8

Sylvia Pankhurst and the East End branch of the Women’s Social and Political Union were kicked out of that organisation for supporting political causes other than [...]

8th March 2018 // 0 Comments

Solidarity with the UCU Strike!

Starting Thursday February 22, members of the University College Union (UCU) at 61 universities will be taking strike action against proposed changes to their pension scheme, [...]

21st February 2018 // 0 Comments

RMT strikes for jobs and a safe railway

Frank Morris writes about the current strikes on the rail and the consequences of 25 years of privatised railways. The disastrous consequences of the railway privatisation 25 [...]

9th January 2018 // 1 Comment

Manchester – protest at the Tory conference

When the Tories gather for their conference in Manchester on Sunday 1 October, they will be greeted in the city by a demonstration marching behind the banner of “No More [...]

24th September 2017 // 0 Comments

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