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12 July 2017

The left unions and the Labour Party affiliation debate

Who controls the Labour Party remains unresolved. The pro-capitalist right wing uses the structures established under years of Blairism to preserve its position while plotting its next move

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21 June 2017

Unions call for action after Grenfell

Trade unions representing housing workers, firefighters and teachers draw on their expertise to demand immediate action after Grenfell

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17 May 2017

Corbyn's manifesto: An important step in the right direction

Jeremy Corbyn has launched his manifesto by declaring Labour is the "party for the many" while the Tories are the "party of the rich".

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5 May 2017

After the Unite elections - now turn outwards

The Unite elections represent a defeat of the Blairite forces both inside the union and Labour. They must now be used as a platform to strengthen the left in Unite.

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26 April 2017

Jobstown trial begins

The trial of seven anti-austerity protesters in Ireland runs concurrently to the UK election

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21 April 2017

Len McCluskey re-election - a defeat for the right

The Socialist Party welcomes the re-election of Len McCluskey as General Secretary of Unite. His victory over Gerard Coyne is a defeat for the Tories and the capitalist establishment as well as the Blairites within Labour.

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5 April 2017

The Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors including Unite elections, NHS, Star Trek, and Welsh trains.

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5 April 2017

Support Len McCluskey and United Left candidates before ballot closes

The ballot in the Unite union general secretary and executive elections closes on 19 April with the Blairite challenger to Len McCluskey, Gerard Coyne, continuing to use the hated Sun newspaper to attack McCLuskey and Jeremy Corbyn

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29 March 2017

Ballot papers go out in Unite elections

As ballot papers go out in the Unite general secretary and executive elections, the Blairite challenger to Len McCluskey, Gerard Coyne, has shown his true colours

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22 March 2017

Battle steps up in general secretary election

Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson was on Radio 4 attacking Len McCluskey

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8 March 2017

Support Jobstown defendants

The campaign has gained the backing of Len McCluskey

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15 February 2017

Thousands march to defend Glenfield heart centre

Patients, their families, trade unionists and others took to the streets

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15 February 2017

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Unite the Union gears up for leadership elections, and issues an ultimatum to Ford

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8 February 2017

No cuts, no closures, save our NHS!

The NHS is in crisis. Hospitals cancelled a record number of urgent operations last year, mainly because of bed shortages. One in six A&E departments faces closure or downgrading because of NHS cuts.

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8 February 2017

AWE pension strikers vow to fight on

Thousands of workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) were stripped of their defined benefit pension scheme on 1 February by AWE bosses Lockheed Martin, Jacobs and Serco.

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1 February 2017

TUSC: To stand or not to stand?

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition conference on 28 January debated whether to stand candidates in the 2017 local elections

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1 February 2017

Establishment papers over Brexit chasms

Article 50 bill heading to parliament: Six months on from the referendum and Brexit remains a nightmare for the capitalist establishment in Britain, from which they can find no escape

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25 January 2017

2017 Unite general secretary and executive elections

For the Socialist Party, this election is a fundamental clash about the political and industrial strategy of the biggest union in the country

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11 January 2017

Strikes show workers' power

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.

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5 January 2017

Support Len McCluskey

It's official! The bosses and their mouthpieces support the right-wing candidate Gerard Coyne in the current leadership contest in Unite

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