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Disable the government – not Remploy!

By Sally Turner   REMPLOY, a government-owned company that provides disabled people with employment, is closing 36 of its 54 factories and sacking at least 1,700 workers. Everyone should oppose…

PCS: New strategy needed

By Rebecca Anderson   The issue of overriding importance at this year’s conference of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union  will again be the battle to save our pensions.…

All aboard for London Bus strike

BUS DRIVERS in the capital are to ballot for strike action in pursuit of a £500 Olympic bonus to compensate for the 800,000 extra passengers expected during the summer Games. The…

Support the Tanker drivers!

By Sally Turner   As soldiers prepare to scab on tanker drivers, it is clear that the threat of a national strike remains very real. Despite ongoing negotiations and a…

NHS: All out with Unite on 10 May

The fight to save the NHS starts with the pensions strike on 10 May, argues NHS worker Dara O’Connell   A HUNDRED thousand health workers in Unite will take strike…

NUT leaders dither as teachers lose out

By Bernie McAdam, Sandwell NUT The National Union of Teachers (NUT) Conference this Easter made abundantly clear to its leaders that more national strike action was needed to stop the…

Why we need a rank and file movement

WE ARE IN the midst of the biggest capitalist offensive for generations and yet the response from the trade union leaders has been miniscule. There is a yawning chasm between…

Support the self-determination of the Balochi people!

PAKISTAN’S MILITARY has intensified its fifth operation in Balochistan, battling a resistance movement against national oppression. Thousands of Balochi political activists are missing, and four hundred bodies of students, engineers,…

Student strikes rock Quebec and Chile

Students in Québec, Canada have been on strike for three months against the government’s attempts to raise university tuition fees, while Chilean students are protesting for reforms in the public…

The Arab Left: Paying the price for Stalinism

The Arab Spring of 2011 inspired millions around the world through its acts of heroism. But now the revolutions have stalled. In the spirit of solidarity with these movements and…

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