Trade unions

Beyond start and stop strikes

The strategy has won victories, but there are limitations.

Unite and Fight Bulletin  ·  17 January 2022

Unite the fight in transport

Unite is running a campaign amongst members working in the bus industry throughout Britain.

Unite and Fight Bulletin  ·  17 January 2022

Labour shortages result of attacks on migrant workers

By Dave Stockton THE CONFEDERATION of British Industries (CBI), representing 190,000 companies, warned on 18 October that ‘acute’ labour shortages will spread across more and more industries, from construction and […]

Dave Stockton  ·  25 October 2021

Workers Expected to Pay for Worst Economic Crisis since 2008

By Tim Nailsea BRITAIN’S ECONOMIC growth has almost stalled because of shortages of labour in parts of industry and of material inputs, due to disruptions in the supply chain, coupled […]

Tim Nailsea  ·  25 October 2021

South Africa: steelworkers’ three-week strike sold out

‘NEGOTIATIONS ARE about give and take … We are not cowards because we have taken a compromise,’ said the self-styled ‘socialist revolutionary’ Irvin Jim, general secretary of the National Union […]

Jeremy Dewar  ·  25 October 2021

A living wage for all

By Jeremy Dewar Workers in Britain are being hit by a triple whammy this month: inflation heading towards 5%; a £20 cut to Universal Credit, hitting the unemployed and worst […]

Jeremy Dewar  ·  10 October 2021

Battle of Blair Mountain: When miners took on the US state

By Chris Clough One hundred years ago, a five-day bloody battle raged in the US. A million rounds of ammunition were fired, and planes flew overhead dropping bombs and poison […]

Chris Clough  ·  10 October 2021

Bosses blame ‘pingdemic’ for market failures

Brexit and pandemic-induced shortages fuel demands for action on pay and conditions

Tim Nailsea  ·  27 August 2021

How radical is Sharon Graham’s organising strategy?

General Secretary candidate Sharon Graham heads up the union's Organising Unit.

Tim Nailsea  ·  14 August 2021

Left win control of Unison’s executive – now the fight begins

Branch activists must now co-ordinate real change from below.

Simon Hannah  ·  11 July 2021

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