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Socialist Party backs McCluskey, candidate of the Unite bureaucracy

Rank and file candidate Jerry Hicks has now secured 84 validated branch nominations – with several days still to go to the deadline for nominations. Barring a veritable bureaucratic coup…

Why I’m standing – an interview with Jerry Hicks

This is the transcript of an interview conducted by Workers Power with Jerry Hicks. Credit where credit’s due, McCluskey’s speech, his Ralph Miliband lecture, was good – though he lifted…

Vote Jerry Hicks for UNITE General Secretary

Len McCluskey has called a snap election for the top job in Unite, even though he has over two years left to run in the post. This is outrageous and…

Car pile-up ahead: may cause strikes

By Jeremy Dewar On 25 October, Ford stunned workers at its Southampton transit van and Dagenham stamping plants, announcing 1,400 job cuts and the closure of both sites next year.…

Sparks fly at Crossrail

Sparks fly at Crossrail

By Marcus Halaby London’s sparks have targeted rogue construction outfit BFK for some special treatment – flying pickets, direct action and brand contamination. The capital’s high-profile Crossrail project received some…

The TUC’s failures: right and left

When the Tories cobbled together the Con-Dem Coalition in May 2010, they were clear about how they were going to tackle the economic downturn – by making the working class pay…

Sparks fly at Crossrail

London’s sparks have targeted rogue construction outfit BFK for some special treatment – flying pickets, direct action and brand contamination. The capital’s high-profile Crossrail project has received some unwelcome publicity when…

Ed Miliband shows why we need a new workers’ party

This year’s Labour Party conference saw what has become an annual ritual: the Labour leader and his shadow chancellor trying to steal the Tories clothes and “standing up to the…

Bust the bosses – not the unions

Protesters picketed the BFK (Bam-Ferrovial-Kiers) Leeds Arena construction site this morning, demanding the reinstatement of workers sacked for trade union activities. The company, subcontracted by Crossrail, has been fiercely resisting…

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…