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Draft Constitution of the Grassroots Left (GRL) proposed by the London GRL

1. Preamble The GRASSROOTS LEFT is an organisation that is worlds apart from the ‘broad lefts’. We aim to build a rank and file movement controlled by its members themselves.…

Jerry Hicks’ supporters found Grass Roots Left in Unite

A national conference of around 50 trade union activists saw the official launch of the Grass Roots Left, a rank and file grouping based in Unite, earlier this month. Unite…

BA workers should reject shoddy deal

A terrible deal is on the table at British Airways (BA)—and the Unite union is backing it, writes Sadie Robinson from socialistworker.co.uk. Read more……

Build a rank and file movement inside Unite

Unite Grassroots Left – the rank and file group set up after Jerry Hicks’ strong campaign for general secretary in Britain’s strongest trade union last year – held its first…

All out for 30 June!

THE FIGHT against the cuts is taking a big step forward on 30 June, with a string of unions now pledging to shut the country down in a mass public sector strike,…

Hundreds take protest against NHS Bill to City of London

The Bill in question is Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill, which will open up 80% of the NHS budget to private GP consortia and give contracts to “any…

Birmingham council strikes loom

Birmingham City Council has announced that £300 million will be cut from the budget over the next four years. This will involve the loss of 7,116 full time jobs, that…

Who is Len McCluskey – and will he fight?

Well! In Unite’s leadership election, left-wing candidate Len McCluskey won with over 100,000 votes. Over 50,000 members voted for second-placed Jerry Hicks, who campaigned on a rank and file ticket.…