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28 September 2016
Many Corbyn supporters hope Labour can unify around an anti-austerity programme to defeat the Tories. It was soon clear, however, that the right won't accept the democratic will of Labour Party members.
21 September 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Refugee rescue, Meadow Well riots, voter preventer, boot out Blairites, greedy grammars, Usdaw Activist.
7 September 2016
Marks & Spencer likes to claim that it's 'Your M&S' but since it only made a paltry £660 million profit in 2015, the company doesn't seem to have enough money to pay its staff a living wage.
24 August 2016
#KeepCorbyn: More trade unions have announced they are backing Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest. Meanwhile, a minority have endorsed right winger Owen Smith in a joint letter to the Daily Mirror. Union members respond.
23 August 2016
It is no accident that as ballot papers were sent out in the Labour leadership contest, London mayor Sadiq Khan chose this moment to attack Jeremy Corbyn
25 May 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Conductors strike, healthcare assistants strike.
4 May 2016
Against a backdrop of attacks on supermarket premium payments and retail job losses, the conference of Usdaw, the shop workers' union, took place in Blackpool on 24-27 April.
27 April 2016
Department store BHS is going into administration. The news on 24 April will have shocked many, not least the 11,000 staff. The company should be nationalised, and run democratically by workers and consumers.
20 April 2016
Usdaw conference: On the eve of shop workers' union Usdaw's 2016 conference, Tesco boss Dave Lewis, who received £4.1 million in his first six months, was grilled by Channel 4 News for cutting workers' premiums and attacking pensions.
16 March 2016
A feature on low pay featuring articles by a Tesco worker, a public sector trade unionist and the experiences of a zero-hour contract worker
11 March 2016
Retail workers will welcome the defeat of government plans
10 February 2016
I almost laughed when I was told by my manager that I was getting a pay rise. From July I will be paid 23p more an hour. Great, what's not to like? But with a cut in premiums I won't be getting a rise at all.
3 February 2016
Thousands of workers at Tesco, the UK's largest private sector employer, could lose hundreds of pounds in pay, writes Scott Jones, Chair, Usdaw east London retail branch (personal capacity).
20 January 2016
On 13 January, a deputation from the Leeds private trades branch of the shop workers' union Usdaw lobbied Leeds City Council
9 December 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Academies strike, call centre strike ballot, firefighters' cuts protest.
2 December 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Anti-blacklisting campaign work, retail union overrules youth committee to back Blairites, energy workers walk out.
18 November 2015
The shop workers' union Usdaw's Eastern divisional conference on 14 and 15 November took place against the backdrop of Jeremy Corbyn's election as Labour leader and the changed situation since.
26 October 2015
Usdaw is recommending a pay offer that goes with ending Sunday, overtime, late and early premiums
1 September 2015
A letter by Yorkshire Socialist Party member Iain Dalton that was published in the Financial Times on Monday 31st August
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