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31 January 2018

University workers' walkout for decent pensions

UCU members in 61 universities will be taking strike action in February and March

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24 January 2018

Lecturers vote for strikes against pension cuts

88% of University and College Union (UCU) members in 68 universities have voted for national strikes on a 58% turnout.

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17 January 2018

RMT strikes against driver-only operation continue

"Everyone passing understands that this strike is about rail safety"

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10 January 2018

Newham academy strikes spread to Cumberland school

"Why would we want more privatisation?!" This is how the National Education Union (NEU) rep at Cumberland school in Newham, East London, closed the picket line meeting to stop the school becoming an academy.

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3 January 2018

Equal sick pay rights for staff at Charlton Park Academy

After months of action including six days of strikes at Charlton Park Academy in south east London, members of general union GMB and the National Education Union (NEU) have gained a well-deserved victory.

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13 December 2017

Newham anti-academies strikes

Strike action at Outside Avenue primary school in Newham, east London, against turning the school into an academy continues on 14 December following a mass picket of 80 teachers, parents and children during the previous strike on 29 November

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24 November 2017

North West: drivers and housing workers escalate strike wave

The disputes in the north west are becoming increasingly bitter

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10 November 2017

Huge support for strikes of bus drivers and train guards

Public transport across Merseyside was nearly shut down

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8 November 2017

Ireland: rail workers demand share of 'recovery'

Rail workers in the Irish Republic walked out on 7 November for 24 hours, the second stoppage in their demand for a 3.75% pay rise

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8 November 2017

Mixed-fleet workers show strikes get results

The heroic Heathrow and Manchester airport mixed-fleet cabin crew have a settlement

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3 November 2017

Obituary: Derek Robinson, car workers' leader, 1927-2017

Derek Robinson, one of the most famous trade unionists of the 1970s, has died aged 90

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1 November 2017

Coordinated strike action against driver-only operation

The RMT has announced coordinated strikes on five different networks

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18 October 2017

Tories scrap the NHS pay cap: now fight for real-terms pay rises!

Public sector workers have scored another victory against the Tories: the NHS pay cap will be scrapped

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11 October 2017

Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

The prime minister has gone from "strong and stable" to spluttering and stuttering in the space of a few short months.

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4 October 2017

RMT strikes against removal of train guards spreads

Further rail strikes took place against driver-only operation across the country on 3 October. RMT members once again walked out on Southern, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North plus on Greater Anglia for the first time

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27 September 2017

Escalate summer strike wave into coordinated action to defeat the pay cap

The demonstration outside Tory party conference in Manchester on 1 October is the first main mobilisation since the TUC congress

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6 September 2017

Tories weak: time for the TUC to act

Trade unions will converge on Brighton this week for this year's annual TUC Congress at the end of a summer which has seen a wave of strikes

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30 August 2017

China: debt crisis, state repression and the prospects for workers' struggle

The ideas of Trotsky's 'permanent revolution' are more applicable in China today in the struggle to transform what is a unique form of state-capitalist dictatorship

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30 August 2017

Barts health workers' strike: pay up Serco!

At time of writing, talks are taking place in the boldly fought Barts NHS strike against greedy private company employer Serco

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23 August 2017

Mutinies and strikes: when Bolshevism threatened British bosses

Review - 1919: Britain's year of revolution: Like countries across Europe, Britain was not immune to the impact of the 1917 Russian revolution

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