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Sparks promise wildcat strike wave

 An angry meeting of electricians fighting a 35 per cent cut to their pay pledged to escalate their campaign into wildcat strike action on Saturday. Sparks from across the country…

400 Electricians escalate action at Kings’ Cross

  This morning, Wednesday 28 September, the second London demonstration of electricians and supporters with official backing from Unite the Union took place.  Billy McKean was there…

Jerry Hicks: our side needs to up the ante

An interview with Jerry Hicks, an organiser of Grass Roots Left, the rank and file movement in UNITE, and a long standing trade unions activist who is speaking on the…

Construction workers escalate action – Invade Crossrail site and Blockade Tyne Tunnel

The construction workers campaign against vicious attacks on their JIB (Joint Industry Board) terms and conditions is escalating. Today 200 construction workers held a protest outside Farringdon Crossrail site, then…

Rank and file electricians take action against rate cuts

OVER 200 rank and file electricians organised a picket outside Balfour Beatty’s Blackfriars Station construction project on 24 August, the first of many protests to stop eight major construction contractors…

Report of the fantastic ‘Rank & File’ construction workers’ meeting

Report from the construction workers rank and file conference discussing the growing disputes in the trade…

What would a rank and file movement look like today?

Union activists often come up against their own leaders even before they can take on the bosses. Marxists advocate a militant grassroots movement to solve this problem. But, asks Jeremy…

30 June and beyond

Jeremy Dewar outlines a strategy for how to go forward after the co-ordinated strikes on June 30 In this issue of Workers Power we take a detailed look at the…

Health workers organising to save NHS

Mark Booth reports on the grassroots led Health Workers Network fighting to save the NHS…

Unite activists launch Grass Roots Left

Marcus Halaby, Unite member, reports on the Grass Roots Left conference and the next steps for this important development…