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19 June 2019
Five million workers in Britain (over one in six) are stuck in low-paid and insecure work, writes Ruth Byrne, catering worker.
22 May 2019
The 17 May could be an historic moment for Morrisons workers. It is now time for our union Usdaw, the shop workers' union, to dig deep and come out on top.
15 May 2019
The annual delegate meeting of retail and distribution union Usdaw turned a corner this year
8 May 2019
With almost a year since the departure of Blairite general secretary John Hannett, this year's Usdaw conference feels different
1 May 2019
As delegates arrive in Blackpool for the annual conference of Usdaw, the retail and distribution union, many shop workers are facing job losses and worse pay and conditions as the retail crisis deepens.
6 March 2019
The Socialist spoke with a shop worker and union member, Olivia, about her conditions at work.
27 February 2019
For democratic public ownership: There should be joint meetings between Usdaw, Unite and GMB shop stewards for a joint campaign to improve wages and conditions
30 January 2019
Tesco has revealed plans to cut thousands of jobs as part of a new restructuring initiative.
23 January 2019
As a John Lewis worker I was gutted to hear that management might suspend our annual bonus
21 November 2018
This year has been a bad year for the retail sector. About 14 shops are closing a day, a net loss of 1,123 from Britain's main high streets in the first half of this year, according to accountants PwC.
12 September 2018
The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) rally at the Trade Union Congress was a meeting of over 200 working class militants sharing their experiences to best fight the Tories, the bosses and their austerity.
5 September 2018
I work as an assistant manager in a high street retail chain and one of the most regular complaints I get from my staff is that they are hungry
11 July 2018
"I'm sick and tired of hearing that the trade union movement is on its way out," declared Linda Taaffe in opening the conference
11 July 2018
Among the latest victims are almost 600 retail workers employed by Calvetron Brands, many in department stores. Hardly a day goes by in 2018 without more news of woes on the high street.
13 June 2018
House of Fraser plans to close 31 of its 59 stores, leading to the loss of 6,000 jobs, and Poundworld has appointed administrators, putting a further 5,100 jobs at risk
30 May 2018
It was Socialist Party members who brought some life to the Wales TUC congress, speaking in numerous debates and appealing for basic democratic rights. This went down well with delegates.
30 May 2018
Dave McCrossen, the Broad Left candidate in Usdaw's deputy general secretary contest has been elected
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
A huge Socialist Party "Tories Out!" banner greeted 20,000 marchers
16 May 2018
A week-long series of strikes by Lidl workers in Belgium has led to increased staff at stores across the country. A strike broke out at one store in Oostkamp over the dismissal of a sales manager, which also raised the issue of workloads.
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