Reports and campaigns

20 January 2022

10,000 tube workers vote to strike

RMT members working for London Underground have voted overwhelmingly for strike action

19 January 2022

Scunthorpe scaffs resume indefinite strike action

The 61 scaffolders employed by contractor Actavo, working on the British Steel works at Scunthorpe, will resume indefinite strike action on 26 January

19 January 2022

S Yorks Stagecoach strike results in "huge pay win"

After three-and-a-half weeks of strike action, 560 Stagecoach bus workers across South Yorkshire have voted to accept what their Unite trade union has described as a "huge pay win" of over a 1-an-hour increase, amounting to a 10.7% rise

19 January 2022

Sheffield Just Eat couriers speak about strike

Just Eat takeaway food delivery drivers have been striking against pay cuts in Sheffield since 6 December in what has become the longest continuous such action in the gig economy in the UK

19 January 2022

Coventry bin strike continues

Socialist Party members have continued to show support for striking bin workers in Coventry as the Labour council continues its campaign of disinformation and lies about bin workers' pay

19 January 2022

NUS walkout: Organise to fight for free education on 2 March

The National Union of Students has launched its campaign for a 'student strike for education'.

19 January 2022

Oliver Campbell - 31 years fighting for justice

"I went into prison innocent. I came out innocent. And I've been innocent all the way through. I was put under pressure to confess to a crime I did not commit."

19 January 2022

Somers Forge workers continue pay strike

Workers at Somers Forge in Halesowen took their fourth day of strike action in their current dispute for a living pay increase - and also the fourth ever in the company's 155-year history!

19 January 2022

Workplace news in brief

Waltham Forest bin workers in Unite and GMB unions protested on the steps of the town hall on 13 January against bad pay and conditions

19 January 2022

Bus driver Tracey Scholes reinstated at Go North West

Bus driver Tracey Scholes has been reinstated at Go North West. The campaign won after supporters of Unite member Tracey were out in full force on 11 January to demand her reinstatement against the blind

19 January 2022

Royal Mail: Unofficial walkouts precede bigger battle to come on pay and workload

A number of Royal Mail delivery offices have taken unofficial industrial action since the New Year, all of which are linked to major national issues taking place within Royal Mail since the 'Pathway to Change' national agreement.

19 January 2022

Newham college strike solid against bully privatisers

Strikers are ready to go the distance and beat 'academisation' at Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) in east London. Action restarted on 11 January after the Christmas break.

19 January 2022

Pauline Wall memorial meeting

The memorial meeting for lifelong Marxist Pauline Wall will take place on Saturday 29 January, 2pm, Haworth Village Hall, Butt Lane, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire

19 January 2022

Southampton uni ignores staff and students in exam farce

University management was forced to meet the student union after 95% of the over 7,000 people that participated in an all-student vote favoured moving exams from in-person to online because of the latest Covid crisis.

19 January 2022

Demonstrating against the Tory anti-protest bill

As Parliament continues to debate the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which aims to further restrict the right to protest, demonstrations took place on 15 January around the country.

19 January 2022

Waltham Forest: Campaign unites families facing eviction

Following threats and evictions of women and their families in Waltham Forest, east London, the trades council's Housing Action Network met on 5 January to discuss the defence of residents who may be forced out of their homes.

19 January 2022

Newham council rejects using 0.03% of reserves to fund arts

I was part of the deputation from the North and East London branch of performing arts union Equity to a Newham Council cabinet meeting

19 January 2022

Birmingham: Cuts consultations replaced by computer game

Birmingham City Council traditionally holds public consultations on its annual budget, but for 2022 it has decided to change the format

19 January 2022

Bournemouth - angry people not represented by capitalist parties

Boscombe is supposedly not fertile ground for socialist values, but at our first Bournemouth Socialist Party campaign stall of the year on 15 January, we talked to many disaffected people on a range of topics - including union rights, issues effecting LGBTQ+ people, housing and homelessness.

12 January 2022

Socialist Party members joined the picket lines of striking bin workers in Coventry fighting for better pay. January 2022

Coventry bin workers on strike, January 2022, photo by Dave Nellist

Socialist Party members joined the picket lines of striking bin workers in Coventry fighting for better pay. January 2022


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