How I learnt about solidarity

An IT worker explains how she learnt about solidarity. In 2007 employees at my site were on strike. The company was attacking us on pay, union recognition, and any other agreements they wanted to bin. I...

Sparks strike at Three Bridges and protect jobs on the cards

report by Ray M Electricians in Three Bridges, Sussex, walked out this morning to defend their terms and conditions. Within hours they had forced their employers to back off and hire them on industry standard conditions. The action involved...

rs21 Political Weekend: Racism, old and new

Mitch Mitchell writes: Anindya Bhattacharyya's meeting began with a series of photographs, the first, of a UKBA van in Bermondsey, was taken outside a "Lovely and British" boutique while border officers were checking to see whether there were...

The upturn/downturn debate: an introduction

Ian A summarises a debate on the development of capitalism since 1968, and how this has impacted the working class and its struggles, in a attempt to address the question of what revolutionaries should do.

26 March NUT strike round-up

NUT strikes have a tradition of large political demonstrations on strike days and today was no exception.

“We need to continue to fight for not just our pay and pensions, but...

"We are striking not because we do not care about our students, but because we do."

NUT: holding the line or fighting to win?

Rob Owen, Croydon NUT young members officer, argues that, despite the reticence of other unions, if teachers want to defeat Gove's reforms they need to keep fighting.

What is social reproduction theory?

In the first of a series of articles looking at and debating social reproduction theory, here we republish Tithi Bhattacharrya's introductory piece on some of the basics.

Staff furious at £5 million cuts in west London college

Lecturers, support staff and students at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College are opposing senior management's plans to make £5 million worth of staffing cost cuts on the college in the next few months.

Campaign launched against casualisation at SOAS

One hundred and thirty people attended the launch meeting of the Fractionals for Fair Play Campaign (FFFP).