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Tanker drivers could throw Tories into crisis

Rebecca Anderson says the tanker drivers’ dispute could win and destabilise the Tories still further…but why have Unite guaranteed not to strike over Easter? Over 2000 petrol tank drivers from…

Victory for sparks as Balfour Beatty backs down

Electricians across the country are celebrating their victory against the corrupt bosses of Balfour Beatty. The company was trying to force its workers to sign up to new contracts (BESNA) where…

Solid strike at Unilever Leeds: now escalate to defend pensions

Forty Unilever workers from the night shift, USDAW reps and officials and supporters joined picketlines outside the big Leeds plant at Seacroft to kick off the second 24-hour strike. Workers…

Union leader slams Ed Miliband but who put him there in the first place?

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey has launched a stinging attack on the Labour leader Ed Miliband claiming that he {Miliband] is “leading Labour to destruction”. McCluskey lambasts the Labour leader…

Sparks: We must not let judges stop our actions

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

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…