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6 January 2022
In the second of our occasional series on the history of working-class struggle in Britain, Iain Dalton looks at 'new unionism'.
14 April 2021
Lessons from history: "Realising only by the abolition of this hideous capitalist system can the horror of unemployment be removed from our midst, I here and now take upon myself a binding oath, to never cease from active strife against this system until capitalism is abolished and our country and its resources truly be
8 August 2018
National strike against union busting, precarious employment and workplace harassment: Dockers in Portugal took strike action across all ports on 27 July
11 October 2017
Biography: Harry Constable in his own words: This book is about Harry Constable, a leading activist in the struggle of the dock workers from before the war until the end of the 1950s
18 January 2017
About 75 dockers and drivers protested on 13 January at the port of Liverpool about the facilities available to them, or the evident lack of
12 October 2016
The Socialist Party joined thousands of others at the Battle of Cable Street 80th anniversary commemorative march and rally on 9 October in east London, selling over 50 copies of the Socialist paper.
22 June 2016
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world including women health workers protesting in Pakistan, solidarity between Portuguese dockers and Welsh museum strikers and a tuition fees victory in Taiwan.
2 June 2016
The Lisbon dockers strike, which started on 20 April, has in a significant victory to the dockers!, writes Militant strike action blocks bosses attempts to undermine collective bargaining.
24 May 2016
The Lisbon Port Operators Association, which represents the interests of the companies operating in the Lisbon port, has decided, in a completely horrendous and desperate attack, to start a collective lay-off of the Lisbon dockworkers, who are currently on strike
11 November 2015
The Tories' anti-trade union bill could be law as early as January or even December.
24 June 2015
Rolling Stonemason: An Autobiography by Fred Bower - worker, socialist and artist - is a little pearl of a book.
15 April 2015
Workers in both public and private sectors of the economy walked out in France on 9 April against austerity measures of the 'left' Hollande government
4 March 2015
As women and men around the world celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March, women workers are bearing the brunt of austerity
25 February 2015
Review: Turning the Tide: Turning the Tide by local historian Rupert Creed is a true story, detailing the 1968 tragedy that saw the loss of 58 Hull trawlermen's lives
5 June 2014
Moves by the hardline management of SCA Logistics, based at Tilbury docks, to drive down wages by introducing zero hours contracts has sparked an 11-day strike which started this morning, Thursday 5 June
28 May 2014
A move by the hardline management of SCA Logistics, based at Tilbury docks, to drive down wages by introducing zero hours contracts, has provoked a two-day strike
25 July 2012
"Britain came within inches of a general strike": "Arise Ye Workers" read the banner as five London dockers were carried shoulder high from Pentonville Prison in London, writes Roger Thomas.
23 May 2012
Dockers strike: Dock workers at Tilbury went on a 48-hour strike on 21 May. This is after a 24-hour strike on 7 May, the first at Tilbury since 1989...
18 May 2012
Dockers at Tilbury will strike again on Monday in their dispute with Enterprise Distribution Centre (EDC) over the arbitrary introduction of new contracts which will mean losing £2,500 on average a year...
28 September 2011
A century ago, women in the trade unions numbered only a few thousand. Many working class women worked in the most appalling conditions in sweatshops and were outside the trade unions' ranks...
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