“Please boycott us!”: a report from the Ritzy’s 8th strike day

Today Ritzy workers launched their Boycott Picturehouse campaign after another successful strike day. Lois and Estelle report from the picket line: Ritzy workers went into their eighth strike day today after an increased ballot for...

Report: PCS Strikes in second day

Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) members at Revenue and Customs (HMRC) continued their rolling action.

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...

Anger, confidence, fear and hope in the workplace

Ian A discusses fear, anger, confidence and hope in the modern workplace. This article appears in the first edition of the rs21 magazine. Real wages down. Pension provision in tatters. A welfare system that is judgemental,...

Unison delegates angry over moves to quash domestic violence motion

(picture: Unison bloc at last year's Manchester demonstration against health cuts) The Unison union's annual conference is taking place in Brighton this week. The main themes running through it have been the forthcoming pay strikes...

NUT election: Why we should vote for the radical left

With one week left in the National Union of Teachers General Secretary election, NUT activist Rob Owen, asks how those on the radical left ought to vote The NUT has been one of the few unions to...

UNISON join in as Lambeth College strike enters ninth day

Chants of 'The Workers United Will Never Be Defeated' , 'El pueblo unido jamás será vencido ' rang out today from the Lambeth College Mass Strike meeting today. Neil R reports. Wednesday, the ninth day of the Lambeth College Strike, began...

Lambeth College strike goes into its fourth day – report from the picket lines

Workers at Lambeth College voted last month for an indefinite strike to defend themselves against a principal who seems hell-bent on wrecking Further Education in the Borough.

What can the British left learn from Podemos?

Adria Porta Caballe asks how a change in language and approach took the fledgling Spanish party Podemos to be a surprise of the European elections In the Spanish left we had been saying for a long time...

Nursery Day Care Staff being forced into False Self-Employment to save the boss money

Last Sunday (6th April) the government made agency tax changes following from concerns raised during the consultation on “onshore employment intermediaries: false self-employment”. It is supposed to clarify the law on self-employment and payroll...