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South African miners rock the ANC

South African miners rock the ANC

Mineworkers are striking for a living wage in the face of repression from the ANC government, writes Keith Spencer…

Fighting for the right to strike

Jeremy Dewar recounts how the anti-union laws shackled the unions and calls for defiance…

What is a rank and file movement?

What is a rank and file movement?

By Peter Main The call for a rank and file movement is not a proposal for a new organisation. Like the “anti-war movement” or the “shop stewards’ movement” of the…

Say YES to a general strike

After TUC agrees to consider a general strike, step up the pressure for real action, argues Dave Stockton…

Sparks fly at Crossrail

Sparks fly at Crossrail

By Marcus Halaby London’s sparks have targeted rogue construction outfit BFK for some special treatment – flying pickets, direct action and brand contamination. The capital’s high-profile Crossrail project received some…

Unite and strike against the pay freeze

By Rebecca Anderson The government has tried to impose a 1 per cent pay cap on public sector workers after two years of pay freezes. If they are successful, then…

Let’s break the Coalition – before it breaks us

WHEN THE 2010 general election produced no outright winner, uncertainty gripped the markets: would a weak government push austerity hard enough? But within weeks the champagne was flowing once more in…

Why do we need four anti-cuts campaigns?

Rebecca Anderson picks apart the bizarre logic of Britain’s competing anti-cuts campaigns If we are to stop the cuts, beat privatisation and banish austerity we need to be united and organised. We need a…

Exam reforms are a con

‘Time to tackle the dumbing down’ is the new slogan of the Tory education ‘reforms’ which aim to make school serve the needs of the market, not the students. At…

The TUC’s failures: right and left

When the Tories cobbled together the Con-Dem Coalition in May 2010, they were clear about how they were going to tackle the economic downturn – by making the working class pay…

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