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8 November 2017

Unite union sector conferences: coordinate action over pay

Unite should join the PCS union in calling for the Trade Union Congress to coordinate strike ballots

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18 October 2017

Unite local government sector plans strike ballot

A Unite national meeting for delegates representing workers in local government unanimously voted for a motion proposed by Socialist Party member Danny Hoggan from Greenwich calling on the union to ballot all members in local government on taking industrial action to achieve a 5% pay claim

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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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27 September 2017

Anti-austerity opposition needed to seize on Tories' weakness

Many will have been pleased to see some of the policy announcements coming out of Labour Party conference - eg plans to tackle credit card debt and bring PFI contracts back in-house

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11 September 2017

Barts strike - 'Up the ante' if necessary

24 days of strike action have brought greedy profiteering company Serco to the table

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11 September 2017

NSSN lobby of the TUC 2017: rank-and-file solidarity to smash the pay cap

The National Shop Stewards Network rally in Brighton on 10 September was the most inspiring yet

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6 September 2017

Strike together for better pay

NSSN lobby of TUC 10 September: This summer has seen a wave of strikes. Now we need determined coordinated action across the public sector to smash the pay cap and fight for a 10 an hour minimum wage for all

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6 September 2017

Three thousand attend Burston strike commemoration rally

The annual Burston School strike rally on 3 September drew well over three thousand trade unionists and their supporters

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9 August 2017

Coordinated action needed to break pay restraint

The misery of austerity for millions of workers is set to continue under the Tories. Chancellor Phillip Hammond has defended the 1% pay cap and claimed that public sector workers are overpaid

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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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31 May 2017

Certification officer confirms that Unison did break the rules in general secretary election

The complaint that right-wing general secretary Dave Prentis's team breached the rule that forbids the use of union resources to campaign for any candidate in the election was upheld

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31 May 2017

Gains for left in Unison executive election

Unison Action increased the left's vote to 29 seats. The Socialist Party increased our numbers on the NEC to seven

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17 May 2017

Increased majority for Democracy Alliance

The PCS Democracy Alliance has secured an increased majority in the PCS elections.

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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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17 May 2017

Unison must back Corbyn's pledge to abolish zero-hour contracts with action

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to abolish zero-hour contracts if elected on 8 June. And last year, Unison northern region co-convenor Nicky Ramanandi joined in the condemnations of Blairite North East Labour local authorities' use of casual labour.

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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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2 May 2017

Bob Crow's socialist legacy

When Bob Crow died in 2014 the trade union movement lost one of its best known and most determined fighters. Peter Taaffe reviews a new biography of Bob

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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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26 April 2017

PCS Left Unity says get rid of the Tories!

Theresa May's calling of a snap general election on the pretext of needing a mandate on Brexit is a sham. However, the election campaign gives an opportunity to expose and oppose her government's austerity programme and to get rid of the Tories.

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