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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…

The Agitator: Sparks target blacklist

“Every time – we beat ‘em then walk away. Let’s get some blacklisted guys and shop stewards in and hit ‘em!” said Kevin, an electrician, or “spark”, from the floor…

Disabled activists expose Paralympic hypocrisy

Disabled People Against Cuts organised a week of protests in the run-up to the Paralympic Games to highlight attacks on people with disabilities. In particular, they are targeting the disgusting…

Sparks target the blacklist: fight for workers’ control of hiring

Unite Construction Rank and File – the “sparks” – held their conference in London last Saturday, almost one year to the day since their launch. Jeremy Dewar was there for the Grass…

Remploy: strike suspension undermines the struggle

By Andy Yorke GMB and UNITE officials called off the third Remploy strike scheduled for Monday 6 August, breaking the momentum of the struggle. The action was pulled at the…

Support the Remploy strikers!

A sustained Remploy strike could put the Tories into crisis…

Leeds Remploy strike a success

Leeds Remploy strike a success

A fantastic strike took place at the Remploy factory in Leeds on Thursday, reports Paul Silson.…

Remploy strike: a great first step in the fight for jobs

Leaflet given out at Leeds Remploy factory picket line on 19 July 2012…

Remploy: strike to save every job and every factory

Our leaflet to Remploy workers following the vote for strike action to save their workplaces. Union officials have won some disputes, but the Remploy workers will have to keep control…

London Bus drivers win Gold in Olympic bonus dispute

In a dramatic turn of events on the eve of the second London bus strike, the employers appear to have conceded.  Clearly the private bus operators and Tory Mayor Boris…