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3 July 2019
The 'gig economy', formerly known as 'casual labour' - and much beloved of the dock employers for hundreds of years worldwide, is on the rise. Tony Blair famously called it "the flexible workforce".
28 November 2018
26 November was the first day of rolling strikes by ship-building workers at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, Merseyside, bringing the yard to a halt.
23 May 2018
Heavy security presence and a profusion of steel fencing didn't deter angry, vocal pickets striking for decent pay at Tesco Dagenham distribution centre on 17-18 May.
16 May 2018
Workers at Tesco Dagenham distribution site are striking over pay from 10pm on Thursday 17 May. Following over a year of negotiations between Tesco and the retail and distribution workers' union Usdaw, bosses have refused to improve their initial offer which was worth less than 3%.
17 August 2017
Following magnificent action, Brum's bin workers have forced a management retreat.
26 July 2017
Birmingham council is playing dirty in the ongoing bin dispute
26 July 2017
As part of our Saturday stall campaigning on 22 July, Socialist Party members in Birmingham gave out leaflets to raise support for striking Birmingham refuse workers.
30 June 2017
Bin workers across Birmingham left work to begin the first in a series of strikes
14 June 2017
A theme of the 2017 general election was insecure and precarious work. International multi-billion pound company Procter and Gamble has a long history of union-busting which creates these conditions
17 May 2017
Build a new workers' party. take the wealth off the 1%: An overview of Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto.
12 April 2017
By a huge 93%, car workers at BMW, producing the Mini and Rolls-Royce, have voted to strike for eight days in defence of their final salary pension scheme.
22 March 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Health cuts kill; 'Jam' man - white van man; getting rid of 'green crap'; fighting cuts is no 'failure'; feminist film, BT scandal, bosses' Brexit?
8 February 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.
8 February 2017
Train guards have faced down bosses at London Midland in a dispute over the use of outsourced security guards on trains.
14 September 2016
"We have record employment, but also record levels of poverty among those in work... We have to change that" said Jeremy Corbyn
25 April 2016
Most trade union and Labour leaders are saying that workers' rights would be more adversely affected by leaving the EU. The opposite is the case.
11 November 2015
Up to 290 JCB permanent shop floor workers could be made redundant
14 October 2015
At the headquarters of infamous retailer Sports Direct, ambulances were called more than 80 times over two years.
5 August 2015
With union banners waving, traffic wardens in Hackney, east London, began day one of a 48-hour walkout on 3 August. Members of general union Unite working for APCOA Parking are striking for proper sick pay and a decent raise.
15 April 2015
Hoping to get some work, I recently joined 200 other people queuing before 5.30am at Flower World in Derby
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