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27 September 2017
Leicester Socialist Party and the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) attended an emergency branch meeting for workers from Tulip, a food processing plant in Coalville. The members present on 24 September voted unanimously to ballot for industrial action due to a series of abuses by their employers.
11 September 2017
The National Shop Stewards Network rally in Brighton on 10 September was the most inspiring yet
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
30 August 2017
"I have experienced first-hand the insecurity of zero-hour contracts, low pay and abuse by the management, to both me and my fellow workmates"
23 August 2017
McDonald's workers balloted at Crayford, south east London, and Cambridge stores have voted by an incredible 95.7% in favour of strike action
17 May 2017
A lively all-day public meeting saw 'Blackpool deserves better' launched on 13 May. The meeting was organised by Blackpool trade union council and the BFAWU bakers' union around an anti-austerity theme after seeing the town devastated by cuts and racked by zero-hour contracts and low pay.
3 May 2017
McDonald's has been forced by campaigning to offer 115,000 zero-hour contract workers to move to fixed contracts
26 April 2017
The trial of seven anti-austerity protesters in Ireland runs concurrently to the UK election
7 December 2016
On 6 December, Kumaran Bose will be meeting a number of MPs (including shadow ministers) to discuss his recent sacking by Samworth Brothers, a company known for its famous household brands, such as Ginsters and Soreen.
30 November 2016
Sheffield is the city region with the highest proportion of people on low incomes. That's why Sheffield Trades Council has launched its Sheffield Needs A Pay-rise (Snap) campaign.
26 November 2016
Sheffield is the city region with the highest proportion of people on low incomes.
16 November 2016
75 socialists, with more than a thousand years' membership of the Labour Party between them, have collectively applied to the Labour Party's national executive committee (NEC) to be readmitted.
14 September 2016
"As a junior doctor, I am asking the TUC to call a day of action to support us" said a doctor in summing up a major theme of the NSSN rally
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.
31 August 2016
This has to stop, and we are going to stop it. This is the message of legions of workers fighting zero-hour contracts, poverty pay and the 'gig economy.'
31 August 2016
Many will have sighed in disappointment and exasperation to see #LabourPurge2 trending on Twitter as ballot papers were sent out for the Labour leadership election.
31 August 2016
Trade unionists took the ideas of socialism onto the streets of Cardiff on 26 August, gathering at the foot of Aneurin Bevan's statue on Queen Street to rally in solidarity with the movement building around Jeremy Corbyn.
25 August 2016
The Socialist Party condemns the suspension
24 August 2016
#KeepCorbyn: More trade unions have announced they are backing Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest. Meanwhile, a minority have endorsed right winger Owen Smith in a joint letter to the Daily Mirror. Union members respond.
10 August 2016
Trade unions like the bakers' union (BFAWU) exist to defend and extend the rights of workers This is why Samworth Brothers, one of Leicestershire's biggest food manufacturing companies, is trying to bully their employees at Kettleby Foods into backing-down from their perfectly reasonable demands for collective bargaining rights.
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