Junior doctors strike for the third time – reports from picket lines

Junior doctors began a 48-hour walkout at 8am this morning (Wednesday) to oppose the new contract that Jeremy Hunt says he will impose upon them. Doctors argue that this contract is bad for healthcare...

Struggles, but not yet a movement: Response to Graham Campbell

Ruth Lorimer responds to Graham Campbell's article 'The Assault on London Housing Rights,' arguing the current struggles need to be expanded and deepened to see real results. Graham has raised some important points in his...

Can capitalism make the whole world rich?

Capitalism seems to be an incredibly successful system. We have seen a massive growth in incomes in many countries. People live longer and better than in the past. But can capitalism make all the countries of the world as rich as the richest states?
Workers' Memorial Day banner and speakers

Remember the dead, fight for the living!

Ian Allinson reports from the Workers' Memorial Day event in Manchester. About 150-200 people gathered in stormy weather in Manchester's Albert Square to mark Workers' Memorial Day. Each year around 20,000 people die due to...

Dancing on the picket lines – Junior Doctors’ strike continues to a second day

The 48-hour junior doctors' strike, in defence of their working conditions, patient safety and NHS is continuing for the second day. Our reports from the picket lines yesterday can be found here. At King's College...

Deliveroo and the anatomy of the ‘gig’ economy

The victory of couriers in the recent Deliveroo strike tells us a lot about organising alongside new technology, both how it can be used to discipline workers, but also how they can resist that...

Planning the siege on Tory party conference

  The Tories are holding their annual conference in Manchester from Sunday 4 until Wednesday 7 October. Rick Lighten reports from a People's Assembly meeting that took place in Manchester this week to begin planning...

Standing up to media and management: London bus strike reports

27,000 bus drivers across London took another day of strike action today in their campaign for a single pay rate across the 18 different companies that operate London's buses. There were reports of widespread...

Mark Steel, Francesca Martinez and Russell Brand back Ritzy campaign for Living Wage

Estelle Cooch reports from the seventh Ritzy strike day since April with support continuing to grow after Russell Brand and comedians Mark Steel and Francesca Martinez lent their backing to the campaign At the picket lines...

Keep Left in UNISON Higher Education

UNISON Higher Education Service Group Elections: Vote for a leadership that fights for you This week, voting opened in UNISON's Service Group elections. These elections will decide the national executives for each of the seven...