Always a slip between cup and lip: a commentary on the Indian elections

The Great Quinquennial Cacophonic Political Symphony: some thoughts on the Indian elections letter from Chennai by PM Raman, economic historian India, the world’s largest democracy, holds parliamentary or general elections every five years. But this time round...

Behind the screens: an interview with two Curzon cinema workers

Ritzy workers in south London recently went on strike for the Living Wage, but they are by no means unique. Rs21 member, Estelle Cooch, caught up with two workers from Curzon cinemas and asked them to...

May Day around the world

With photographs and short reports on demonstrations for International Workers' Day from Moscow to La Paz. Ben (Moscow): There were about 150 people on this march. There were multiple marches: the Ukraine crisis has fragmented...

Ritzy strikers not giving in, not going away.

Ritzy workers were out on strike again yesterday evening, forcing the cinema to close, and the fun to come outside. Søren reports. Management are refusing to come back to negotiations on the Living Wage, so the...

Militancy at Lambeth College strike despite injunction

Estelle Cooch reports from today's strike at Lambeth College The resistance by lecturers at Lambeth College to the vicious attacks on their pay and conditions is quickly becoming a beacon to trade unionists and activists...
Crowd on picket line

Lambeth College all out strike to win!

Mark Winter discusses the importance of the Lambeth College UCU strike against changes to their contracts and what can be learnt from the experiences of the Tower Hamlets College strike.

Tube strike round-up – Reports from today’s action

London is effectively shut down today as RMT workers go on strike. Søren  takes a look at how the pickets are going with a round-up of reports. The RMT, which represents tube workers across the...

Shoe strikes escalate as protests surge

Tens of thousands of Chinese workers employed by a Taiwanese firm Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings have been on strike for almost two weeks in a dispute that has now become news around the world....

University staff should reject a 2% rise

Amy Gilligan is a researcher and UCU member at Cambridge. This article originally appeared at the Labour blog Left Futures. (pic: UCU strike at Manchester Metropolitan University.) UCU and EIS members in higher education are currently...

UKIP and the deadly truth about construction jobs and safety

by Anindya Bhattacharyya and Brian Parkin "EU policy at work. British workers are hit by unlimited cheap labour. Take back control of our country. Vote UKIP 22 May." A picture of a white, presumably British,...