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22 February 2018
7 February 2018
Shares in outsourcing giant Capita have collapsed following the company's profit warning to shareholders. This follows shortly after its competitor Carillion sank into liquidation, and underlines further the fragile state of British capitalism.
1 February 2018
Outsourcing and PFI contracts have provided the bosses with rich rewards at the expense of workers' jobs and pensions. What is the socialist solution to this crisis?
31 January 2018
Thousands will be marching and protesting in London and across the UK in response to the crisis that has escalated in hospitals over the winter.
24 January 2018
Letters to the editors: short comments on the Carillion crisis
24 January 2018
Outsourcing, PFI, privatisation, as in Carillion, is 'reverse socialism'. It is nothing other than a highly efficient wealth transfusion system. We need a movement to kick out these profiteers from public services
19 January 2018
The following letter by Socialist Party member and construction worker Jimmy Tyson was published in the Liverpool Echo earlier this week
17 January 2018
Construction workers on the Ferrybridge multi-fuel project in West Yorkshire stopped work on 12 January because workers' reported that wages had not been paid into their bank accounts
15 January 2018
Tens of thousands of Carillion employees fear for their jobs and pensions after the company announced liquidation - it must be taken into public ownership
4 July 2017
On 4-5 July domestics, porters and security staff at Barts Health Trust began a strike
8 April 2017
'We'll defend our rights' - was the message from 160 domestics
5 April 2017
Unite union members working in Bromley libraries began the first of eight days of strike action on 1 April. The long-running dispute is in defence of the library service from privatisation.
8 March 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Bromley library victory, academy opposition in Camden and a Liverpool dockers strike.
12 October 2016
Unite the Union members are celebrating another victory against privatisation
15 June 2016
Domestic staff and porters at Whipps Cross Hospital in east London have won a significant pay increase and job security. The pay rise - over 20% - and permanent contracts - follow a sustained campaign by general union Unite.
11 May 2016
Blacklisted workers have won millions of pounds in compensation after a long-running legal battle finally ended in victory. The total figure for compensation paid out by the blacklisting firms is estimated at £50 million with an additional £200 million worth of legal costs.
17 February 2016
Liverpool Football Club has backed down over ticket price hikes after thousands of fans walked out during a match.
20 January 2016
Prison cuts: On 14 January, prison officers' union the POA held a special delegate conference in Daventry called for by the Wormwood Scrubs branch
9 September 2015
The construction of the new Royal Liverpool hospital is being undertaken by the blacklist using company Carillion. Activists protested against union victimisation.
8 October 2014
M25 maintenance workers protested on 8 October outside Balfour Beatty offices in central London against attacks on terms and conditions. Unite's Malcolm Bonett explains the situation
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