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9 August 2017
What's summer about? Sun, sea and... strike action! Fat cats and their Tory MP mates might be lounging on private beaches, but a strike wave is going to hit them
26 July 2017
Serco strikers have led a magnificent fight so far
14 June 2017
For the first time in the eight years that I have been a representative and activist with the Communication Workers Union (CWU), there is a Labour leader who is unapologetic in his support of trade unionism, writes Carl Harper, CWU shop steward (personal capacity).
31 May 2017
The 11th annual National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) conference will be on 1 July in central London
24 May 2017
The 11th annual National Shop Stewards Network conference will be on 1 July 2017 in central London
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.
19 April 2017
The 11th annual National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) conference will be on Saturday 1 July 2017 from 11am in Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
12 April 2017
Train strikes brought large parts of the country to a standstill on 8 April. Train guards in the RMT union struck against driver-only operation (DOO) on Merseyrail which affected the Grand National horse race, on Northern Rail and again on Southern Rail, days before the franchise's boss doubled his pay.
15 March 2017
The Southern Rail dispute has spread to Northern Rail and Merseyrail
8 March 2017
Northern Rail train guards have voted by an overwhelming majority in favour of strike action against the introduction of driver-only operation (DOO). Our first strike date is 13 March and is planned to coincide with our striking brothers and sisters on Southern and Merseyrail.
8 March 2017
Ford workers' warnings of a rundown of the Bridgend plant have unfortunately proved correct. Ford has leaked documents indicating the rundown of the plant over the next four years. The document projects the loss of 1,160 workers.
27 February 2017
"BBC where are you?" was chanted by a lively and loud Unite protest of strikers
15 February 2017
Online food delivery company Deliveroo has come under fire in Brighton, where nearly 100 of its workers downed tools during busy Saturday trading
15 February 2017
Ten government equality staff were sacked by email and had to clear their desks
25 January 2017
Despite freezing temperatures, striking British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew were out in big numbers at the start of their second set of strike days
20 December 2016
Chair of the National Shop Stewards Network, Rob Williams, was interviewed on Sky News
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.
1 December 2016
An appeal for solidarity with strike action
30 November 2016
Hundreds of electricians walked off construction sites on the massive Crossrail job in London on 25 November demanding that management adhere to the Joint Industry Board (JIB) agreement on the payment of a second-tier productivity bonus.
23 November 2016
The fifth anniversary of the public sector pension strike allows an opportunity to reflect on the most significant and defining trade union struggle of the recent period.
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