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13 December 2017

Newham anti-academies strikes

Strike action at Outside Avenue primary school in Newham, east London, against turning the school into an academy continues on 14 December following a mass picket of 80 teachers, parents and children during the previous strike on 29 November

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24 November 2017

North West: drivers and housing workers escalate strike wave

The disputes in the north west are becoming increasingly bitter

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10 November 2017

Huge support for strikes of bus drivers and train guards

Public transport across Merseyside was nearly shut down

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8 November 2017

Ireland: rail workers demand share of 'recovery'

Rail workers in the Irish Republic walked out on 7 November for 24 hours, the second stoppage in their demand for a 3.75% pay rise

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8 November 2017

Mixed-fleet workers show strikes get results

The heroic Heathrow and Manchester airport mixed-fleet cabin crew have a settlement

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3 November 2017

Obituary: Derek Robinson, car workers' leader, 1927-2017

Derek Robinson, one of the most famous trade unionists of the 1970s, has died aged 90

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1 November 2017

Coordinated strike action against driver-only operation

The RMT has announced coordinated strikes on five different networks

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18 October 2017

Tories scrap the NHS pay cap: now fight for real-terms pay rises!

Public sector workers have scored another victory against the Tories: the NHS pay cap will be scrapped

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11 October 2017

Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

The prime minister has gone from "strong and stable" to spluttering and stuttering in the space of a few short months.

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4 October 2017

RMT strikes against removal of train guards spreads

Further rail strikes took place against driver-only operation across the country on 3 October. RMT members once again walked out on Southern, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North plus on Greater Anglia for the first time

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27 September 2017

Escalate summer strike wave into coordinated action to defeat the pay cap

The demonstration outside Tory party conference in Manchester on 1 October is the first main mobilisation since the TUC congress

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6 September 2017

Tories weak: time for the TUC to act

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

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30 August 2017

China: debt crisis, state repression and the prospects for workers' struggle

The ideas of Trotsky's 'permanent revolution' are more applicable in China today in the struggle to transform what is a unique form of state-capitalist dictatorship

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30 August 2017

Barts health workers' strike: pay up Serco!

At time of writing, talks are taking place in the boldly fought Barts NHS strike against greedy private company employer Serco

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23 August 2017

Mutinies and strikes: when Bolshevism threatened British bosses

Review - 1919: Britain's year of revolution: Like countries across Europe, Britain was not immune to the impact of the 1917 Russian revolution

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23 August 2017

PCS: strikes to defend jobcentres

More and more jobcentres are taking action against DWP office closures

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Barts NHS workers on strike, 15.7.17, photo Paul Mattsson

22 August 2017

Coordinate strikes to defeat the Tories

Normally a quiet month for the trade union movement, August has seen a whole number of industrial disputes raging on

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12 July 2017

Strike against driver-only operated trains continues

Continued coordinated action against driver-only operation on three rail networks has continued, with strikes on Merseyrail, Northern and Southern starting on 8 July

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4 July 2017

Support the Merseyrail strikes against DOO

The Labour-run 'Liverpool city region transport committee' still intends to take guards off the trains and introduce 'driver-only operation'. We support the RMT, taking 24-hour strike action against this on 8, 10 and 23 of July.

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