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TUSC on the 28 March 2012 NUT London strike and demonstration, photo Socialist Party

TUSC on the 28 March 2012 NUT London strike and demonstration, photo Socialist Party

2 May 2012

TUSC: the electoral alternative to the parties of the rich

Round-up across the country: All together in Liverpool to support TUSC mayoral stand: 300 people attended the Liverpool pre-election rally for mayoral candidate Tony Mulhearn and other Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates across Merseyside, writes Dave Walsh.

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Liverpool TUSC rally, Adelphi Hotel, 26.4.12, photo by Harry Smith

27 April 2012

Largest mayoral rally in Liverpool shows impact of TUSC campaign

Three hundred people braved the rain to attend a rally for Liverpool mayoral candidate Tony Mulhearn and other TUSC candidates across Merseyside

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25 April 2012

London TUSC candidate condemns Newham's housing 'expulsion' outrage

"The contrast between the government's lavish expenditure on the 2012 Olympics and Queen's Jubilee with the treatment of families being deported from Newham like refugees in their own country is sickening".

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TUSC candidates Alex Gordon, President, RMT, Joe Simpson, Assistent general secretary, POA, steve Hedley, RMT London region secretary, and , photo by Paul Mattsson

TUSC candidates, pics Paul Mattsson

30 January 2012

Trade unionists and socialists prepare for May elections

Last Saturday over 50 prospective candidates and campaign organisers from around the country met to plan the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition's (TUSC) challenge in May's local and London Assembly elections

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On the picket line at Balfour Beaty London HQ, photo Neil Cafferky

7 December 2011

Construction workers fight a 35% cut in wages

The biggest of the 'Dirty 7' big contractors, Balfour Beatty, may have outlawed the strike by their electricians but today saw protests and walkouts all over the country. NB: Contribution from an electrician added on 9.12.11 (see end)

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10,000 marched against job cuts on Saturday 23 July in the biggest demonstration in Derby for decades, backed by the RMT and other unions, photo Paul Mattsson

10,000 marched. Photo Paul Mattsson

28 July 2011

Nationalise Bombardier to save jobs

Train manufacturer Bombardier has announced the loss of 1,400 jobs following the government decision to award the Thameslink rail project to German company, Siemens. Around 10,000 marched against job cuts on Saturday 23 July in the biggest demonstration in Derby for decades...

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RMT and TSSA members strike against cuts on the London Underground , photo Paul Mattsson

RMT and TSSA members strike

8 June 2011

Fighting the anti-strike legislation

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.

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Campaigning for TUSC in Swansea, photo by Socialist Party Wales

Campaigning for TUSC in Swansea, photo by Socialist Party Wales

11 May 2011

TUSC shows alternative to Con-Dem and Labour cuts

Roundup: 174 candidates, standing in 50 councils, contested the English local elections under the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) umbrella, polling over 25,000 votes...

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National Shop Stewards Network anti-cuts conference, photo Paul Mattsson

National Shop Stewards Network anti-cuts conference, photo Paul Mattsson

26 January 2011

NSSN anti-cuts campaign launched

Nearly 600 people, mostly workers with elected positions in trade union branches, trades councils, workplaces and anti-cuts alliances, filled a hall in Camden on Saturday 22 January for the special anti-cuts conference of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN).

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26 January 2011

RMT leader slams anti-union laws

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...

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London anti-cuts demonstration jointly called by the NSSN, RMT, NUT, FBU, PCS and other unions, photo Paul Mattsson

London anti-cuts demonstration jointly called by the NSSN, RMT, NUT, FBU, PCS and other unions, photo Paul Mattsson

19 January 2011

Discussing an NSSN anti-cuts campaign

National Shop Stewards Network conference 22 January: In the debates and discussions that have taken place in the run up to the NSSN special anti-cuts conference on 22 January, a number of assumptions and misunderstandings have been raised in meetings around the country and also circulated on the internet...

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Bob Crow, Railway workers union general secretary, RMT, addresses NSSN lobby of TUC, photo Suleman Civi

Bob Crow at NSSN lobby of TUC, photo Suleman Civi

12 January 2011

Joint statement on NSSN anti-cuts conference

Joint statement on meeting between Bob Crow (RMT general secretary), Alex Gordon (RMT president), Bill Mullins (Socialist Party and co-organiser of the NSSN) and Linda Taaffe (Socialist Party and secretary of the NSSN)...

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Andros Payiatsos, General Secretary Xekinima, (CWI in Greece), speaking at Socialism 2010

24 December 2010

Videos of Socialism 2010 now online

Leaders of some of the most militant trade unions engaged in struggle today against cuts and sackings spoke at the Saturday and Sunday rallies of Socialism 2010...

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Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary, addresses Socialism 2010

Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary, addresses Socialism 2010

17 December 2010

Socialism 2010: An inspirational weekend

Socialism 2010, hosted by the Socialist Party, was a great success

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PCS workers on strike, photo Paul Mattsson

5 May 2010

Prepare for battle

Fight the devastation of jobs and services: In the last days of the general election campaign the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) tried to provoke the 'big three' parties into breaking their silence and coming clean on the 'savage cuts' of £55 billion on average that they all intend to make. The IFS estimates that the cuts could be the worst since the Second World War.

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Socialism 2009, photo Rob Emery

Socialism 2009, photo Rob Emery

18 November 2009

Fighting for a future

Scourge of mass youth unemployment: Youth unemployment is at a record high and what does the government do? It plans to slash funding for youth training schemes.
What do the bosses do? They cut jobs, pay and conditions.

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