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Royal Mail privatisation: the multi-billion pound swindle

  By a CWU postal rep The privatisation of Royal Mail last month was not the victory for “popular capitalism” the Coalition government has crowed about. On the contrary, it…

Tories’ Immigration Bill is anti-working class

  By Rebecca Anderson The Tories’ controversial new Immigration Bill passed through its second reading by 303 votes to 18 on 22 October, despite speculation that Labour might oppose it.…

The NUT and the Grand old Duke of York

  By Bernie McAdam Teachers from both main unions have overwhelmingly supported a series of regional strikes against Education Secretary Michael Gove’s attacks on pay, pensions and workload. This action…

Leeds workers sit-in against victimisation

Postal workers in Seacroft delivery office in Leeds staged a canteen sit-in this Saturday after a driver was wrongly suspended for an accident. They were joined by the workers from…

New steps towards rank and file organisation in Unite

  By Marcus Halaby A new rank and file grouping in Britain’s largest and most important trade union, Unite, will be founded by a conference to be held in February…

After Grangemouth defeat – stop the rout

  By Jeremy Dewar Unite – the biggest union in Britain with 1.3 million members – has accepted the most humiliating terms of surrender to Ineos, owners of the Grangemouth…

The crisis in the unions – and how to overcome it

  Editorial – Workers Power No.375 / November 2013 By Jeremy Dewar In any period of time – be it the term of a government or a trade union general…

CWU: Postal strike hangs in the balance

Postal workers urgently need to take control of their dispute and strike to win, says a CWU rep Postal workers in the CWU union are stuck in limbo awaiting the…

Postal Workers, watch your leaders: CWU tops aim for rotten deal

By a CWU rep Just as postal workers around the country were gearing up for their first day of strike action this coming Monday, 4 November, leaders in the CWU…

Grangemouth surrender: time for a rank and file movement

By Jeremy Dewar Unite, the biggest union in Britain, which is under the leadership of Len McCluskey, one of the most outspoken left general secretaries, has accepted the most humiliating…