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Strike together to smash the pay freeze

Millions of us have suffered a huge drop in our living standards as the bankers, bosses and Tories have made us pay for their crisis. Jeremy Dewar explains why we…

Is independent rank and file organisation the key to unlocking trade union potential?

  In the last issue of Workers Power, Tim Nelson of the International Socialist Network (ISN) wrote an article in favour of building a rank and file movement. Andrew Bebbington,…

Broad lefts or rank and file?

Broad lefts or rank and file?

There is renewed interest in rank and file trade unionism among sections of the far left at the moment. Here we publish a guest article by Tim Nelson of the…

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…

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…

Why Unite the Resistance is not a rank and file movement

Our leaflet to Unite the Resistance conferences which argues that if we want to win then we need to break with the union leaders and put control of disputes into…

Unite Fight Back: rank and file group founded

A packed meeting in Somerstown Community Centre, north London, agreed to found a new rank and file grouping in Unite, Britain’s largest union. Jeremy Dewar reports…

‘More votes than can fill Wembley’

JERRY HICKS HAS delivered a sensational blow to Len McCluskey, scoring a massive 36 per cent of the vote in the election for the General Secretary of Unite, Britain’s biggest…