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.