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15 December 2021
OK, here's the annual opportunity to check your brain's neural connectivity and recall what happened in 2021.
1 December 2021
How is mass pressure going to be built to fight for the aspirations of the climate movement?
10 November 2021
Workers at two Weetabix factories launched four-day strikes from 8 November in a dispute over pay and conditions.
29 September 2021
'Agile working' is often described as an approach to work which entails maximum flexibility and minimum constraints
22 September 2021
Low pay, benefit cuts, tax increases, price rises: The bosses and the Tories are putting millions of workers through even more hell. The cost of living has soared with inflation rising to 3.2% - following its highest-ever recorded monthly increase. Rent
15 September 2021
'Job openings' are at 1.66 million, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation
15 September 2021
Engineering workers, members of the Unite union, will walk out for 48 hours from 21 September at two sites - Kettering and Corby, both in Northamptonshire.
9 June 2021
Woolwich Ferry workers are walking out over a victimised rep. The Woolwich Ferry, is now run by Transport for London (TfL). The workers have taken seven days action in May and June, with the final date
26 May 2021
The fight against the workplace epidemic of bosses using 'fire and rehire' continues, with engineers at the Weetabix's factories in Kettering and Corby in Northamptonshire planning to walk out over pay and conditions
12 May 2021
Seventy percent of people are opposed to 'fire and rehire' and want it made illegal. This number will only grow as this brutal weapon of the bosses, imposing worse pay and conditions on workers by sacking
28 April 2021
St Mungo's maintenance workers in London are on indefinite strike against victimisation and bullying
14 April 2021
Maintenance workers in the troubled homelessness charity St Mungo's have voted for indefinite strike action
10 March 2021
Tenant referencing workers at tech company Goodlord, organised by general union Unite, are on all-out strike against 'fire and rehire' wage cuts
6 January 2021
Millions of workers in the US and globally find themselves out of work, unable to afford the basics, and at the mercy of capitalist crisis
5 January 2021
We can't believe a word this government says or does. Going into lockdown 3, working-class people can only rely on our own strength and organisation.
16 December 2020
What a year! The Covid pandemic, the worst recession in living memory, the Black Lives Matter movement, the US presidential election, the Brexit debacle, growing class inequalities...
2 September 2020
Glasgow Ikea worker, trade union rep and Usdaw executive committee member Richie Venton has been sacked for opposing the company's sick pay policy of removing wages from those forced to self-isolate with Covid-19, putting them on the measly £95 a week statutory sick pay instead
5 August 2020
Campaign group 'Sheffield needs a pay rise' and the fast food workers' union BFAWU organised a protest against wage theft at Papa John's pizza chain on 25 July.
22 April 2020
We clapped and we demanded workers' rights. Health workers called for protests in cars at hospitals - demanding PPE and the resignation of health secretary Matt Hancock.
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