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May 1926: when workers stopped the country

AT A TIME when we are facing a major offensive on workers’ gains and the union movement, the 85th anniversary of the 1926 general strike is a good opportunity to…

How can we unite the anti-cuts movement?

With a number of trade unions lining up to strike together against the coalition government’s attacks, there is a burning need to unite all existing anti-cuts campaigns into an all-Britain…

All out for 30 June!

THE FIGHT against the cuts is taking a big step forward on 30 June, with a string of unions now pledging to shut the country down in a mass public sector strike,…

PCS: time to move beyond one-day strikes

The Public and Commercial Services Union has played a leading role in calling for the co-ordinated public sector strike on 30 June, writes Rebecca Allan, PCS rep…

Teachers taking action over pensions

THIS YEAR’S NUT conference passed important resolutions calling for co-ordinated strikes over pensions and backed calls for a one day public sector general strike. Teachers will now join with hundreds of thousands…

Leeds anti-cuts convention challenges leaders to fight

Over 100 Leeds activists gathered on 9th April for the Anti-Cuts Convention, an event aimed at building and uniting the anti-cuts movement and decide our next steps after 26th March,…

Prison officers threaten strike over prison privatisation

G4S, formerly known as ‘Securicor’ has been awarded a contract to take over Birmingham Prison. The outsourcing security company has a terrible reputation for the security services it has run…

Tower Hamlets workers throw their weight behind call for general strike

Teachers and council workers from Tower Hamlets called on their leaders to organise general strike action today in a mass rally after 2,000 trade unionists, joined by the local community…

Unions enter the battlefield: half a million surge onto London anti-cuts march

It was a long time coming, but yesterday London was crammed full of people for one of the largest demonstrations in years. Trade unionists, families, pensioners, communities, youth and students…

March 26 Demonstration Live Blog

Demonstration live blog…