Trade Unions

UCU Lecturers to strike against 40 per cent pension cut

MEMBERS OF the University College Union (UCU) have smashed through the government’s strike ballot threshold to declare their support for industrial action …

Reinstate Ian Allinson – support the Fujitsu strike

IT GIANT Fujitsu are the latest company to step up their union-busting campaigns, which have been on the increase – with Grangemouth and Picturehouse …

Royal Mail wins strike ban injunction

By A CWU Rep ROYAL MAIL bosses using the courts to get our strike declared “unlawful” and force us into “mediation” is a dishonest delaying tactic …

Royal Mail prepares for showdown with CWU

By A CWU Postal Rep ON 5 SEPTEMBER, the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) leadership announced a strike ballot, after months of talks with Royal Mail bosses …

Strikes and solidarity needed to scrap pay cap

By Jeremy Dewar TORY CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond is a modern man. He believes that driving a train is so easy that “even a woman could do it”. He also …

Birmingham bin strike: class solidarity trumps party unity

By Bernie McAdam AFTER SEVEN weeks of strike action and an apparent agreement with council chiefs, it seemed sense had prevailed; Birmingham’s Grade Three …

Civil servants’ union prepares for action

By a PCS Rep ON 6 SEPTEMBER, the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) announced a major campaign to scrap the 1% pay cap, which has hit all civil …

#McStrikes can light a fire for low paid workers

THIS MONTH’S McDonald’s strike lifted the lid and shone a bright light on the dark practices of the world’s largest restaurant chain. If that …

Unite the Union: Vote Len McCluskey for General Secretary

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson made a last minute bid to swing the vote against Len McCluskey in Unite the union’s ongoing election of its general

Southern: Another sellout derailed

On 3 April rail drivers’ union Aslef announced that 52 per cent of its members on Southern Rail had rejected the latest deal it had recommended to resolve …