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22 April 2015
The past year has been a bruising one for retail and distribution workers. One supermarket company after another has faced a crisis while high street shop closures have failed to significantly slow, writes Stop the supermarket bosses' attacks on workers.
25 February 2015
Socialist Party member Amy Murphy wins Southern region seat with 2,263 votes and finishes a close second in presidential election with 45% of the vote
25 February 2015
28 January 2015
Socialist Party member Amy Murphy is standing for president in the Usdaw shop workers' union elections, as well as for re-election as a Southern division executive council member
21 January 2015
In a small store such as ours, managers often end up working side by side with ordinary staff, all doing the same job. It's called "rumble", and can be a fun activity, joking and chatting, writes a Tesco worker.
14 January 2015
Tesco's first trading statement of 2015 brought further profits warnings, news of cuts and further attacks on workers, writes Scott Jones, Candidate for Usdaw executive South Wales and Western division.
25 June 2014
I work for Tesco in a busy city centre shop. Sales figures in my shop are high, but morale is low. Like all retail workers, we are underpaid
14 May 2014
Usdaw's 2014 Annual Delegate Meeting (ADM) opened to a backdrop of announcements of job losses and cuts in Tesco
30 April 2014
From 4 to 7 May, around 1,000 reps and activists in shop and distribution workers' union Usdaw will meet for our Annual Delegate Meeting (ADM) in Blackpool, writes an ADM delegate.
4 December 2013
The government's various workfare schemes force jobseekers to work for a company while being paid only their benefits
8 May 2013
If you attended this year's shopworkers' union annual delegate meeting you would have been forgiven for thinking you had walked into a Labour rally
24 April 2013
As Usdaw delegates descended on Blackpool for our ADM (conference), Morrisons have announced 689 job losses across its 490 stores as a result of introducing new technology into cash offices
17 April 2013
No ifs, no buts...: The death of Thatcher has revealed the deep class polarisation that existed under her governments and still exists in British society, writes Rob Williams, Socialist Party industrial organiser.
9 January 2013
In less than four weeks, over 150 drivers at a Sainsbury's depot have chosen to cancel their membership with Usdaw and transfer to Unite
20 December 2012
Robbie, a longstanding comrade in the Socialist Party and a leading activist in Usdaw, was at the forefront of workers' battles
28 August 2012
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11 May 2012
As public sector workers fight to defend their pensions by inspiringly taking strike action, one large private sector employer has managed to waive through pension changes without so much as a whimper from the shopworkers' union Usdaw
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