Solidarity on the tube strike picket lines

Members of North London rs21 report from the picket line at Finsbury Park station.

Portugal: Telemedicine workers strike against layoffs

(picture from Apoio S24) Portuguese workers in a health call centre have gone on strike for the second time in a month, reports João Camargo  On Friday more than half of the 400 workers of the...

UCU strike: outrage, resentment and cheeky chants

UCU union members in higher education went on strike across England and Wales today for two hours.

Factories without bosses: occupation wins in Argentina

(photo from www.8300.com.ar) Suzie Wylie writes from Argentina After 12 years of occupation and struggle at the Zanon ceramic tile factory in Neuquén, in southern Argentina, the courts have awarded the title deed for the property...

The case for a higher education workers inquiry

Jamie Woodcock and Sølvi Goard make the case for a workers’ inquiry in higher education: Higher education is the second most casualised sector in the UK economy after catering. It is undergoing huge and far...

Fast Food Rights meets to plan 15 February day of action

(report by Roderick Cobley) Activists met on Wednesday 8 January at the House of Commons to take the first step in a new campaign for workplace rights in the fast food industry. Fast Food Rights...

Court victory for 7,000 New Orleans teachers

An appeal court in Louisiana has ruled that the sacking of education workers that took place in the wake of Hurricane Katrina was illegal and that everyone who was fired should get two or...

Working lives: supermarkets and poverty wages

P, a supermarket worker, discusses their experiences at work: For a total of around 9 years I’ve worked in 3 of the of the ‘Big 4’ supermarkets - Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s. The disparity...

Leicester teachers strike against bullying

(Report and picture from Mike Thompson) More than 50 teachers at Gateway Sixth Form College, Leicester, took strike action on Tuesday 14 January as part of a dispute over classroom observation policy. The policy, imposed...

Notes on the balance of class forces

The decline in workplace organisation is more than falling membership.