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18 October 2017
It was the first national ballot for strike action since the act's introduction. 72,877 Communication Workers Union (CWU) members voted to fight back against Royal Mail's attack on their pension rights and refusal to engage seriously over pay, working hours, future job security and the need to improve the service.
6 September 2017
Trade unions will converge on Brighton this week for this year's annual TUC Congress at the end of a summer which has seen a wave of strikes
5 July 2017
The RMT AGM took place in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn's tremendous general election result.
17 May 2017
Fight for jobs, pay and services: "The Conservative Party has always been the true party of workers," claims Theresa May. What a joke! Try telling that to the millions of workers living on poverty pay, in precarious employment.
3 May 2017
Restoring, defending and strengthening trade union rights - as the most effective way to fight for more secure employment and better wages - is a major theme of the programme
5 April 2017
Talk of Britain 'going to war' with Spain, EU politicians telling each other not to 'lose their cool' - can all seem surreal. The chaos shows that there is no cohesive approach to Brexit within the British or European ruling classes
13 February 2017
It's cheaper for Amey to cut trees down than it is to maintain them
8 February 2017
The transport union RMT, its members, and many across the union movement are fuming at the proposed Southern Rail 'deal'. It was made with the leadership of the Aslef transport union and presided over by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) - they and the Tories hope it will settle the Southern Rail dispute.
1 February 2017
John McInally looks at how the TUC reacted to the trade union laws and what comes next.
11 January 2017
After gloating about the decline in strikes to record levels in 2015, just months later, the right-wing Tory press is frothing at the mouth as workers take action on the tube, railways and at airports.
16 December 2016
The Unite general secretary election has been brought forward. The Socialist Party is supporting Len McCluskey. Under his leadership, the union has taken a more militant stance.
7 December 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Paul Reilly elected to the RMT EC and the introduction of the Trade Union Act.
19 October 2016
TUSC is again appealing to Labour councillors to join the resistance to the Tories' austerity
7 September 2016
TUC congress 2016 is taking place at the end of what has seemed like a hot summer, industrially at least. The potential exists to bring all the struggles together.
26 May 2016
Every week sees more workers taking action - how do we make a breakthrough against the bosses' offensive and the Tory cuts?
25 May 2016
Letters to the editors: EU, Paul Mason and nukes, Leicester FC, board game, Michelle Bridge 1973-2016.
4 May 2016
Against a backdrop of attacks on supermarket premium payments and retail job losses, the conference of Usdaw, the shop workers' union, took place in Blackpool on 24-27 April.
27 January 2016
The government released its impact assessment for the bill
9 January 2016
PCS's executive has endorsed continued discussions about Trade Union Momentum
6 January 2016
Chancellor George Osborne's pet austerity apologists at the Office for Budget Responsibility have released figures predicting wage growth of just 6.2% over the decade to 2020. This is less than half the 12.7% growth from 2000 to 2010.
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