Living standards will fall by 7% in the next two years.
Editorial December-January 2022/23, No. 399
The government has picked a fight with nurses to hold public sector pay down and continue NHS privatisation.
By Rebecca Anderson The 1st October Enough is Enough day of action in Leeds began at 10am when a thousand people joined the picket line at the train station, spilling out into the road as we listened to the RMT speaker explain why they are striking and won’t give up, followed by chants of “Enough […]
By Dave Stockton Dockers in Southampton have refused to unload containers diverted from Liverpool, in defiance of shipping companies and government ministers attempts to undermine the Liverpool strike. This act of solidarity shows both the possibility and necessity of defying the anti-union laws, which outlaw secondary action and allow bosses to divert work to non-striking […]
Will this strike wave, the biggest for 30 years, end in victory?
Editorial September 2022, No. 396
By R. Banks and Alex Rutherford The growing cost of living crisis and increasing public alarm at what it will mean pose the urgent need for a united front between all those affected by inflation. It needs to bring together union members and those who want to join a fighting union; the unemployed and underemployed; […]
Five hundred Liverpool dockers at England’s fourth-largest port, employed by MDHC Container Services, are to strike from 19 September to 3 October
With an ‘electorate’ of 160,000 geriatric Tory party members, 0.3% of the population chose the country’s leader.
Editorial July-August 2022, No. 395
INFLATION IS at its highest level for over 40 years and the rate continues to climb. For workers under the age of 40, this is their first real taste of sustained rising prices. Prices began to rise back in the summer of 2021 but this accelerated in the first six months of 2022. Exacerbated by […]
THE COST OF living crisis is an attack on the whole working class. It requires a class-wide response to force the rich to pay for the rising cost of living out of their profits. That is why we need a mass movement, rooted in the workplaces and communities, but united in strategy and struggle. Many […]
By Rebecca Anderson A hundred Unison members picketed Leeds University this morning, an impressive turnout to kick off their week of strike action. Libraries were closed and campus was encircled by a young, angry workforce demanding the university increase its pay offer to meet the spiralling cost of living. Earlier this year, Unison members at […]
By KD Tait ON SATURDAY 18 June, tens of thousands of people marched through central London to demand action to fight the growing cost of living crisis. Protesters gathered from across the country in the first national demonstration called by the TUC since 2018, calling for pay rises to beat inflation, better working conditions, and […]
WORKERS IN BRITAIN today face the biggest cost of living squeeze for two generations. The Retail Price Index (RPI) rate of inflation stands at its highest since 1980 at 13%. But that doesn’t even come close to explaining the impact on working class households — energy, transport, housing and food costs are rising even faster. […]
Political bulletin for 1 May 2022
The base rate of pay for deliveries has been reduced by 24%.
Post Office workers are preparing to strike on 3 May after a massive 97.3% vote for industrial action over pay.
Editorial May 2022, No. 393
The chancellor’s response to the cost of living crisis has been lackluster to say the least.