Trade Unions

Vote for Steve Turner – and organise the rank and file

By KD Tait Members of Unite the union have started voting to elect the general secretary of Britain’s most important trade union. The election comes at a critical moment for the labour movement. After the rout of the Corbyn movement, Labour’s leadership is determined to complete the purge of the left’s influence within the party. […]

KD Tait  ·  06 July 2021

The politics of the Unite general secretary election

Howard Beckett is the sole candidate not advocating a retreat from the struggle over the political leadership of the Labour Party.

KD Tait  ·  12 June 2021

Unite General Secretary Election – for a single left candidate

Four candidates will be on the ballot paper.

Tim Nailsea  ·  09 June 2021

Fire and rehire defeated at Go North West

After 82 days of strike action

Joe Crathorne  ·  05 June 2021

Royal College of Nurses training members to fight for a pay rise

Workplace activists can lead the fight for 15%.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  03 June 2021

General Secretary election: which way forward for Unite?

No candidate is proposing genuine rank and file strategy.

Tim Nailsea  ·  01 June 2021

Interview: Goodlord strike enters its 13th week

Fighting back against "fire & rehire".

Joe Crathorne  ·  28 May 2021

Fire and rehire signals a growing bosses’ offensive

Even more employers will use this tactic to attack terms and conditions.

Andy Yorke  ·  27 April 2021

This week in strikes: a round up of industrial disputes

Manchester buses, school students and British Gas

Joe Crathorne  ·  12 April 2021

NHS pay fight: unite for 15%!

Cross-union strike committees should be elected to unite the unions behind 15% and prepare coordinated action

Rebecca Anderson  ·  12 April 2021

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