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29 June 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Lecturers, train workers and cleaners on strike.
1 June 2016
PCS has been to the fore in resisting government cuts and attempting to bring together public sector unions in coordinated action.
4 May 2016
PCS has been campaigning against austerity for many years including the public sector pay freeze. We have argued that the best way to defeat the pay freeze is to build joint coordinated action across the public sector but despite this being official TUC policy, they and other key unions have failed to build this action. While continuing to press this demand, PCS is campaigning to win settlements that will improve our members' wages wherever possible.
23 March 2016
Five years ago, on 26 March 2011, the biggest trade union protest in British history took place. The TUC-organised demonstration was the first major show of opposition to the then Con-Dem government.
9 March 2016
Around 75% of the staff in my office are women, something which is reflected throughout the civil service. This is because unions played a critical role in the creation of the public sector as we know it.
24 February 2016
Industrially and politically, Britain's largest public sector union is under siege from the Tories' relentless austerity agenda. Meanwhile, Unison's right-wing leadership and bureaucracy resort to dirty tricks to hold the struggle back.
5 February 2016
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
18 November 2015
The cat is out of the bag. As the Financial Times reported: "Chancellor George Osborne is considering a radical multibillion-pound plan to privatise the government's stake in housing associations".
11 November 2015
Four essential government departments have signed up to cuts of around 30% over the next four years.
11 November 2015
The last six weeks have seen one of the most high profile trade union elections in Northern Ireland for decades. The election was for general secretary of public sector union Nipsa, the largest union in Northern Ireland.
4 November 2015
Vote Roger Bannister for a flexible political fund that works for members.
29 October 2015
The TUC lobby of Parliament on 2 November needs to mark a major change in the fight against the Tory anti-trade union bill.
9 September 2015
Interview with Unison general secretary candidate Roger Bannister
19 August 2015
The failure of David Cameron's 'big society': On 7 August Kids Company, a charity providing care for vulnerable children, closed its doors for the last time.
19 August 2015
Rank-and-file socialist Roger Bannister is standing for general secretary of Unison
5 August 2015
Brief dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of bosses and their politicians.
15 July 2015
As people live longer, more and more are likely to need care services when they get older, writes Jean Thorpe, Nottingham Socialist Party.
8 July 2015
After over 3 months of all-out action, 117 hospital porters in Dundee have won higher pay, more jobs, and cash for lost income
1 July 2015
On the back of their shock general election win, the Tories think they are untouchable. In one borough in south-east London, they plan to outsource more than 90% of staff.
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