Colossal cuts for further education

With colossal cuts looming, Barbara Jeffery and Mark Winter outline the devastating impact that the Tory plans for further education will have on colleges                   At the onset of their second term, the Government outlined their plans for adult further...

Topshop targeted for victimisation of union activists

Photos by Steve Eason. On 14 May United Voices of The World organised a national protest at Topshop stores around the UK, calling for a living wage and trade union recognition. Over 100 people demonstrated...

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...

Library cuts and mathemagics

A struggle over library cuts reveals how shock doctrine tactics work at the level of an individual university.

Reviving the rank and file

Why aren't we following the example set by the junior doctors? Rachel Eborall looks at the arguments we need to make to revive the rank and file movement and put militant action back on the agenda The fact...

Reflections on BiFab

BiFab’s transition from oil-based fabrication to wind illustrates how those skills can be employed in developing a low carbon economy.
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Video: what is rank-and-file trade unionism?

Ian Allinson looks at rank-and-file worker organisation - the alternative to a reliance on bureaucrats to cut deals with management.
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Lecturers to strike over pay and in defence of access to education

Mark Harding, a lecturer and UCU member in London, looks at the uncertain future of the further education sector and the Tuesday 10 November strike in colleges in England. Lecturers working in further education colleges...

Steel: bidders and alternatives

In part three of an analysis of the current UK steel crisis, Brian Parkin looks at the latest options touted by the Tories and, regrettably, seriously considered by the steel unions. Whilst conceding that...

Bank of England strike – “People have had enough of this public sector pay...

Steve Eason reports as striking Bank of England workers were joined by staff from BA and Bart's hospital on their third day of action. This week bank maintenance, parlours, and security workers who are members...