Wigan – the name is full of resonance. Little did we know that our meeting place, Sunshine House, was close to the old tripe shop where writer George Orwell penned […]
In June 1868, trade unions in Britain came together to launch a combined organisation. As the TUC — Trades Union Congress — celebrates its 150th birthday, the movement faces, arguably, its biggest battle for survival. Peter Arkell reports.
Membership of […]
The pay claim of 3.9% + £800, made by an alliance of unions for the 1 million NHS staff, adds another intractable problem to the chaotic government of Theresa May, but it also puts the leaders of the trade […]
Trump’s comments about the conflict in Charlottesville at yesterday’s news conference – if it can be called that – have sent shock waves around the United States.
Veteran presenters on CBS television said they had “never seen a news conference […]
“The money is there – we need it,” – that was the uncompromising message from Ted Knight, chair of the Croydon Assembly.
“Let the 6th richest pay the price. Let the Sunday Times Rich List open up their bank accounts.”
We celebrate May Day at a time when capitalists and big powers are intensifying attacks on the gains and rights of the workers, youths, women and migrants around the world. It is the nature of the inhuman capitalist system, in […]
Things are stirring in the so called gig economy and the precarious, difficult to organise workers, or ‘independent contractors’ as companies such as Deliveroo, Uber, Citysprint, Hermes and others call them, are joining unions, organising and standing up for […]
Report by Fiona Harrington; photos Peter Arkell
A trade union conference on climate change was told that life on earth has never before existed with the levels of CO2 we are experiencing […]