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Say YES to a General Strike!

 After TUC motion agrees to ‘consider’ general strike, step up the pressure for real action   By a sizeable majority, TUC delegates have voted for a motion moved by the…

Pentonville Five: when dockers fought the law and won

Pentonville Five: when dockers fought the law and won

Forty years ago, four London dockers were arrested and held in north London’s Pentonville Prison. The next morning a fifth was arrested outside while protesting at their arrest. Yet within…

TUC: call a general strike!

Union leaders are planning neither to change their strategy nor to lead an effective fight to stop the Tory-Lib Dem cuts at this month’s Trades Union Congress. Rebecca Anderson writes…

TUC day of action could see millions strike

Millions are going on strike against government cuts but to see success we need to keep the pressure on the union tops, writes John Bowman…

Are Prentis and Barber preparing a pensions sell-out?

There are worrying signs that Unison leader Dave Prentis is preparing to take local government workers out of the battle to save public sector workers, argue Permanent Revolution in this…

Strike against the coalition’s cuts

There have been two events in the last few months which have shown that we have the power to beat the government. The first was when the students occupied the…

March 26 Demonstration Live Blog

Demonstration live blog…

TUC: leaders without a strategy

The Trade Union Congress called the 26 March demo under the slogans: jobs, growth and justice. Countering the Con-Dems’ rhetoric that that there is no alternative to cuts, the TUC…

Is the TUC building the movement – or restricting it?

Industrial overiew from Jeremy Drinkall…

“Who’s afraid of the general strike” | Jeremy Drinkall’s industrial overview

“No one was talking about a general strike.” This is how Brendan Barber opened his account of the 28 January TUC summit to a BBC radio interviewer. How odd, I…

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