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20 March 2019

Youth strikes show the way - mass action can oust Tories

On 15 March, young people marched out of their schools and colleges and took to the streets for the second youth strike against climate change.

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6 March 2019

Wildfires hit Europe - build for 15 March student climate strikes

Fire crews were battling gorse and grass fires on 26 February.

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6 February 2019

Sweden: dock strikes test new government

Dock workers in Sweden are striking for their trade union rights. The employers have closed down their union offices and stopped recognising elected representatives of their main union.

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6 February 2019

France gilets jaunes' backed by mass strike action

The 'gilets jaunes' (yellow vests) movement in France is by no means over. Saturday 2 February saw 'Act 13' of the series of weekend demonstrations, swelled by anger at the blinding by rubber bullets of gilets jaunes protesters including a prominent member of the movement, Jerome Rodrigues.

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5 February 2019

'Shac' campaign fights for housing

On a freezing wet evening, an impressive range of tenant and resident activists met at a Social Housing Action Campaign (Shac) open meeting on 29 January

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30 January 2019

Teachers vote 83% for strikes

The recent indicative ballot of 82,500 teachers in England in the National Education Union (NEU) saw an overwhelming 85% vote for strike action.

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30 January 2019

Belgium: Movement against climate change grows

School student strikes hit a record high. 35,000 marched through Brussels on Thursday 24 January, triple the size of the week before. On Sunday 27 January, more than 70,000 marched on a national climate change demo in Brussels.

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23 January 2019

Europe: school students strike against climate change

School students in Germany and Belgium have walked out against climate catastrophe

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19 December 2018

NSSN Bulletin: Xmas strikes

Issue 418 of the bulletin of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) contains information on the strikes and actions taking place in the run-up to and during the Christmas holiday period

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5 December 2018

Blairite Birmingham steps up union-busting and two workforces plan strikes

Brum's Labour council won't get an easy Christmas this year. Two of its workforces - bin workers and home carers - are balloting for strikes

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Climate change protesters in Newcastle, 24 March 2019, photo by Elaine Brunskill

Climate change protesters in Newcastle, 24 March 2019, photo by Elaine Brunskill

16 November 2018

Climate change protest in London on 12.4.19, photo Mary Finch

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Climate change protesters in Newcastle, 24 March 2019, photo by Elaine Brunskill

Climate change protesters in Newcastle, 24 March 2019, photo by Elaine Brunskill

16 November 2018

Climate change protesters in Newcastle, 24 March 2019, photo by Elaine Brunskill

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24 October 2018

Support RMT strikes against the elimination of guards on trains

Rail companies have undermined the safety of passengers

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3 October 2018

Coordinated catering and courier strikes prove potential for mass union mobilisation

A massive step up in the battle to unionise workers in fast food and hospitality

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26 September 2018

Who wants driver-only operation?

Reader's comment: If you take a cursory glance at the news these days, you will see problems on the railways - strikes, delays, timetable meltdown and so on.

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12 September 2018

Guards move closer to beating driver-only operation

Attempts to move to driver-only operation have been pushed back

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29 August 2018

East Dunbartonshire council workers back further strikes

Unison, GMB and Unite members in East Dunbartonshire council took four days of coordinated strike action at the end of June against the Tory and Lib Dem administration's cuts programme - including a major assault on workers' terms and conditions.

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29 August 2018

Northern Rail guards continue fight against driver-only operation

Train guards in Newcastle, members of the RMT union, are participating in the ongoing battle against driver-only operation.

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22 August 2018

Union bureaucracies, soviets and workers' power

Non-fiction: Workers control and workers management: 'Workers control and workers management: work in the unions' is the new book from Socialist Party member Ted Mooney.

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25 July 2018

Recycling workers win right to sick pay

FCC recycling workers in Hull suspended their strike after FCC agreed to a sick pay scheme.

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