UCU marking boycott: Management have called our bluff – we have a choice

Management at universities across the country, including Bath Spa, UWE, Oxford Brooks, Bradford University, UEA and Westminster University, have told staff that they intend to dock 100% of their pay if they participate in...

The dullness of work

A university admin worker writes about their job. My job is boring. I'm an admin worker at a popular university in Northeast England. I've done the same job for several years. There have been...

Sparks strike back against umbrella agencies: NG Bailey vulnerable to action

● Deadlock at Manchester City ground Balfour Beatty job ● Scottish electricians to meet to set out next steps ● Action could generalise across country and industries by Ray M, Christian C and Anindya Bhattacharyya Over...

Enthusiastic strike for the London Living Wage

Rob Owen reports from Brixton: Workers at The Ritzy cinema in Brixton are on strike today for the London Living Wage. Pickets began at 9am and will continue into the evening. Workers in BECTU, the...

Nursery workers refuse to be classed as self-employed: worker’s report

The government made tax changes on Sunday 6 April which many employers are using an an excuse to force self-employment on their workers. Phil T works at a care centre for children in west London that is trying precisely that....

Keep Left in UNISON Higher Education

UNISON Higher Education Service Group Elections: Vote for a leadership that fights for you This week, voting opened in UNISON's Service Group elections. These elections will decide the national executives for each of the seven...

Ritzy strike for the London Living Wage

  Workers at The Ritzy cinema in Brixton will be striking tomorrow for the London Living Wage. The strike will be from 9am on Friday to 3am Saturday morning. The picket will be at its...

Brazilian workers paralyse refinery construction

Ali S reports from Brazil on the continuing strike by COMPERJ workers in Itaborai, Rio de Janeiro: "Radio Pẹo" Рa set of codified rumours between workers - has been central to the...

How I learnt about solidarity

An IT worker explains how she learnt about solidarity. In 2007 employees at my site were on strike. The company was attacking us on pay, union recognition, and any other agreements they wanted to bin. I...

Sparks strike at Three Bridges and protect jobs on the cards

report by Ray M Electricians in Three Bridges, Sussex, walked out this morning to defend their terms and conditions. Within hours they had forced their employers to back off and hire them on industry standard conditions. The action involved...