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Grass Roots Left meets

On Saturday 31 March the elected leaders of Grass Roots Left, a national rank and file grouping in Unite, met in London, writes Paul Silson The first point up for…

Sparks’ campaign moves on

The electricians’ – or sparks’ – struggle against new contracts on the building sites that would have resulted in a 35 per cent pay cut has led to a stunning…

Pensions: left leaders in retreat – only the organised rank and file can restart the fight

After a turbulent week of union executive meetings, 300 militants packed into Friends Meeting House for an emergency conference to fight the pensions sell out. It soon became clear to…

Sparks: We must not let judges stop our actions

We can’t let the courts or the bureaucrats stop our actions, argues Jeremy Dewar…

Unite the Resistance: a missed opportunity

Up to 1000 trade unionists gathered in London on Saturday to discuss the public sector pensions strike on 30 November. But despite hearing some inspiring speeches and gaining a sense…

How can the sparks win?

The electricians have a only weeks left until their industry agreement is ripped up, how can the campaign escalate to beat the bosses back? The electricians’ dispute has shown what…

Grass Roots Left agrees platform

Fifty rank and file union activists, mainly but not exclusively from Unite, gathered in Birmingham on 5 November for the Grass Roots Left’s (GRL) second conference. Held six months after…

Sparks blockade Balfour Beatty at Blackfriars Bridge

This morning electricians in London took the fight against pay cuts and deskilling to the largest company behind the attack on their terms and conditions – Balfour Beatty. 300 sparks…

Electricians protests: Pickets hold strong at Carrington Paper Mill

Several minibusses full of construction workers  refused to cross the picket lines at the unfinished Carrington Paper Mill today. This was despite a management organised meeting the day before warning…

Construction workers occupy Oxford Street – now its time to strike!

Electricians organised another militant protest in their battle over pay and conditions – it shows the kind of attitude we need to win, writes Mark Booth…