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

Fast Food Rights has been launched by left-wing Labour MP John McDonnell, alongside the BFAWU bakers union and Unite the Resistance.

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.