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11 October 2017

Poverty, repression and fightback on the docks

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

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20 April 2016

Review: 'On the Track' by Bill Mullins

A demonstration of the role of a Marxist in the workplace: There were 612 strikes recorded at British Leyland's Cowley plant in 1969 - workers today will be as amazed at that figure as the bosses were horrified by it then.

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5 April 2011

Should The Unions Campaign To "Reclaim The Labour Party"?

SOME OF the recently elected left trade union leaders have raised the idea of launching a campaign to "reclaim the Labour Party"...

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29 April 2009

Jack Jones obituary

Many of the obituaries of Jack Jones in the capitalist press comment on his early life when he was fighting with the international brigade in the Spanish civil war against the fascists of Franco...

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19 May 2008

Hunger Strike by Belfast airport workers

is direct responsibility of Unite joint general secretary Tony Woodley.

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12 March 2008

Shelter workers' strike success

SHELTER STRIKERS have now had two days of industrial action following their successful ballot over cuts to pay and conditions, with picket lines in London, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh. A Shelter worker writes.

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1 March 2008

Trade union bureaucracy

In addition the right-wing trade union bureaucracy is far more removed from the membership than was the case in the 1970s...

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20 February 2008

Victory for council street wardens

Street wardens in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, who are mostly members of Unite (T&G), have won a four-year battle for proper compensation for their anti-social hours.... By Kevin Parslow,

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19 February 2008

No wage cuts! Fund equal pay

Birmingham council workers strike on 5 February 2008. Photo S O

Birmingham council workers strike on 5 February 2008. Photo S O'Neill

"No pay cuts!" "Equal pay for women, now!" That's what Birmingham council workers will be saying as they strike for the second time on 26 February. Tens of thousands of members of GMB, Amicus, TGWU, UCATT and Unison struck on 5 February...

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12 July 2007

TGWU/Unite conference delegates cheer call for action on anti-trade union laws

TGWU/Unite conference: The final Biennial Delegate Conference of the TGWU, taking place this year as a section of Unite, had the theme of a 'fight-back union'...

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21 June 2007

Workers must fight Ford sell-off plans

Land Rover/Jaguar: OVER 18,000 car workers directly employed in Jaguar and Land Rover are furious that their owner Ford is threatening their livelihoods by putting the businesses up for sale...

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26 April 2007

Support the Sunvic strikers

SINCE 21 March, 42 women shop floor workers have been out on strike at Sunvic Controls, Uddingston, Scotland....

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4 April 2007

Trade union leaders heckled over inaction

Building workers' lobby: OVER 3,000 construction workers descended on London on 28 March for a trade union rally and lobby of parliament against appalling conditions in the building industry...

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22 March 2007

Amicus and TGWU to merge

AS EXPECTED, members of Amicus and the Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU) have voted overwhelmingly to support the merger of the two unions...

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15 December 2006

TWGU merger: Build a fighting union

TGWU merger conference: TWO MILLION TGWU and Amicus members are likely to be balloted in early 2007 on creating Britain's largest trade union...

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12 October 2006

Trade unions must organise casual workers

Gangmaster Licensing Act: THE GANGMASTER Licensing Act (GLA) came into force on 1 October. This regulation of the 'gangmasters' who supply workers to industries like agriculture, food and packing is long overdue, writes Teresa MacKay, RAAW- TGWU.

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14 September 2006

Organising migrant workers

THE URGENT need to organise migrant workers was one of the themes of the Burston rally on 3 September. It was also a celebration of 100 years of the agricultural workers' union, now part of the TGWU...

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7 September 2006

Workers yearn for fighting leadership

THE ANNUAL conference of the British TUC, starting on 11 September, promises to be almost as irrelevant, with a few notable exceptions, to the lives of working people as many of the past conferences have unfortunately proved to be, writes Bill Mullins.

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13 July 2006

How the farmworkers got organised

1834, 1906, 2006: EVERY YEAR thousands of trade unionists journey to Tolpuddle in Dorset, to celebrate the brave and pioneering work of six agricultural workers who were sentenced to seven years transportation in 1834 for trying to form a union...

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29 June 2006

Not just: " Lie back and Think of England"

IN APRIL, Peugeot announced the closure of its Ryton plant in Coventry with the direct loss of 2,300 jobs, which also threatens another 6,000 jobs in the West Midlands car industry, writes Alistair Tice.

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