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13 May 2015
Public sector workers will be at the sharp end of more austerity but also at the centre of the opposition against it, writes Rob Williams, National Shop Stewards Network.
1 April 2015
Supporting Labour will not defeat them: The Tories have proposed even more repressive legislation, including that 40% of all balloted union members have to vote for strike action. Only 15 MPs would have been elected in 2010 on this basis
14 January 2015
Last Sunday, in Paris, Prime Minister David Cameron was happy to rub shoulders with fellow right-wing political leaders at the head of the millions strong march to defend 'democracy'
6 July 2011
Interview with Joe Simpson, POA assistant secretary. An important part of the action on 30 June was the well-attended lunchtime protest meetings held outside many prisons by the POA...
8 June 2011
The Con-Dems' attacks: The anti-trade union laws are important weapons in the bosses' armoury. Business secretary Vince Cable has threatened this week to make the laws even tougher, in the light of coordinated strike action. Alex Gordon, president RMT, writes.
24 March 2011
We have the most repressive anti-trade union laws in Europe, introduced by the last Tory government and maintained by New Labour...
23 March 2011
"The Tories, Lib Dems and Labour all support cuts, privatisation and the anti-union laws...
21 March 2011
On Friday 4 March 2011 the Court of Appeal in London handed down definitive judgements in two important industrial action cases, writes Alex Gordon, president of the RMT union. An edited version of this article appeared in the Socialist as 'Trade union victory over anti-strike laws'
9 March 2011
The appeal court in London has overruled a previous high court judgement that blocked the RMT calling its members from the Dockland Light Railway (DLR) out on strike, writes Bill Mullins.
4 March 2011
Press release from RMT: Transport union RMT this morning secured a major victory in the Court of Appeal over UK strike laws that will pave the way for millions to take action over cuts to jobs and services in the months ahead...
26 January 2011
Alex Gordon, president of the RMT transport union, explained to delegates at the recent National Shop Stewards Committee how the anti-union laws were being used to frustrate industrial action by workers...
20 October 2010
Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill 2010: On 22 October, two days after the government announces its savage public spending cuts, left Labour MP John McDonnell's Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill has its second reading, writes Jim Horton.
26 May 2010
Human rights and the anti-union laws: Rail union RMT has launched a challenge to the anti-trade union laws in the European Court of Human Rights...
19 May 2010
Editorial: During the evening before a 20 day strike by British Airways cabin crew was due to start, British Airways bosses won a court injunction against it...
7 April 2010
Editorial: The rail union democratically agreed and planned an effective strike. Network Rail bosses went running to the courts...
3 November 2009
Workers in the unions Unite and the GPMU stopped production at Crown Aerosols UK in Sutton in Nottinghamshire on 19 October, writes Socialist Party reporters.
9 September 2009
This year's TUC conference takes place in Liverpool. There could not be a greater contrast between the city's working class, with their tremendous history of struggle and the TUC leaders, who lack any...
17 June 2009
Editorial: THE VICTORY of Rob Williams, in getting his job back and being reinstated into his position as convenor of the Swansea Linamar car parts plant has tremendous lessons for the future. And it reveals, along with other struggles that have broken out in the last six months, the crucial role of conscious socialists in the workplace.
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