Red October: The working class takes power

IN THE February Revolution of 1917, the workers and soldiers of Petrograd rose in spontaneous revolt against the hardships caused by two and a half years of war. Civilians were verging on starvation, while those fighting suffered horrendous losses - 1.5 million had been killed, five million wounded, with millions more taken prisoner. Demonstrations by … Continue reading Red October: The working class takes power

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 designed to break the momentum of our massive 89 per cent vote for strike action. Their cheek is unbelievable. They blanked the union through 18 months of talks, forcing … Continue reading Royal Mail wins strike ban injunction

Labour secures pause in Universal Credit rollout

ON 18 OCTOBER, Labour unanimously won a symbolic opposition day vote calling for a pause in the introduction of Universal Credit. The motion was non-binding but the result is a fresh sign of the government’s vulnerability, with Tory mps ordered to abstain from the vote. Earlier that day, facing growing disquiet from her own backbenchers, … Continue reading Labour secures pause in Universal Credit rollout

Labour claims the new political centre ground

LABOUR'S BRIGHTON conference was a confirmation that, thanks to a general election in which Labour saw a net gain of 31 seats and the Tories lost their overall majority, Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the party is now unchallenged. This should not have been surprising in a party where electoral success comes first, second, and third … Continue reading Labour claims the new political centre ground