Reports and campaigns

3 May 2017

McDonald's forced to back down on zero-hours

McDonald's has been forced by campaigning to offer 115,000 zero-hour contract workers to move to fixed contracts

3 May 2017

Unison health conference: fury over leadership's feet dragging

It was clear during the debate that delegates were furious at the union's group executive for initially opposing the NHS demonstration on 4 March and then belatedly giving it only lukewarm support

3 May 2017

Corbyn government would lift NHS pay cap

Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth has promised that any forthcoming Labour government would end the NHS pay cap

3 May 2017

Housing association workers' and tenants' alternative awards ceremony

The newly created Housing Association Workers and Residents network had received 718 nominations for its alternative awards

30 April 2017

Support for socialist programme in Labour Liverpool rally

700 Jeremy Corbyn supporters packed St George's hall - the more radical the declaration, the louder the ovation

26 April 2017

Health Campaigns Together meets to chart the way forward

The largest ever gathering of HCT took place on 22 April

26 April 2017

BMW strikers determined to win pensions dispute

Workers at BMW's engine plant in Coleshill, Warwickshire, held the first of five separate 24-hour strikes

26 April 2017

Strikes can end nurses' poverty pay

Unions and Corbyn must lead NHS action: Three thousand nurses have been forced to take out payday loans, according to data received by the Sunday Mirror - and that's just in the last six months!

26 April 2017

Usdaw ADM 2017: Left challenge needed to end assault on retail jobs and conditions

In 2016 many changes were made within the big four supermarkets as they adapted to falling sales. The Coop, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Tesco all saw many store closures and thousands of jobs lost.

26 April 2017

East London tenants fight 40% rent hike

Tenants faced with a massive 40% rent hike by their housing association, One Housing, met on 24 April to pledge to fight it. The majority of the tenants, who live in West Ham, east London, are still paying the old rent via standing order and are campaigning for all tenants to do the same.

26 April 2017

Protests in solidarity with LGBT+ people facing persecution in Chechnya

Around 400 people gathered in Leeds on 22 April to rally in solidarity with LGBT+ people facing violence and imprisonment in Chechnya, Russia.

26 April 2017

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including the CWU conference latest and a London security strike.

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.

26 April 2017

Forest Hill School demonstration

200 staff and parents marched through the streets of Catford in support of Forest Hill School, Lewisham, south London on 22 April

25 April 2017

Peter Taaffe speaks in Birkenhead

Birkenhead born Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party, returned to his hometown on Monday 24th April to speak about the situation in Britain today and also his new book - 'From Militant to the Socialist Party'.

19 April 2017

Picturehouse cinema strike spreads

Dulwich Picturehouse became the sixth site in the cinema chain to take strike action for the living wage on 15 April

19 April 2017

Mood for a fightback at education conferences

The main theme at the Easter conferences of the education unions NUT, ATL and NASUWT is one of a fightback taking place

19 April 2017

Weapons workers continue pension strike

Picket lines surrounded entrances at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Aldermaston and Burghfield on 10 April as Unite the Union members voted emphatically to continue their pension strike

19 April 2017

PCS ballot papers out: vote Democracy Alliance

PCS executive committee elections: It is vital that local reps act quickly to persuade members to vote for the Democracy Alliance slate

19 April 2017

Workers sailing to victory on Woolwich ferry

Unite and GMB trade union members employed by Briggs Marine on the Woolwich Ferry have scored another win in their battle to improve conditions and fight bullying and harassment


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