Tag: austerity

Anti-austerity protesters in Lisbon in March 2011. Keywords: unemployed workers organising unemployment

Unemployment and class power: the example of Portugal

Worker organising in Britain will have to change to take account of rising mass unemployment. We can learn from how workers in Southern Europe faced the wave of austerity after the last economic crisis.
UNISON flags. Keywords: UNISON general secretary election

Back Paul Holmes for UNISON general secretary

UNISON members need to turn the page on a decade of inaction in the face of Tory austerity. Paul Holmes' rank-and-file candidacy is a chance to put this argument front and centre
Nurses protest over pay in London

Thousands march in first move of NHS pay battle

A wave of actions by NHS workers opens the door for a major struggle against austerity and poverty pay
Nurses marching in London to demand a pay rise

Nurses strike back against attack on pay

Nurses and health workers are fighting back on pay – and kicking off a battle to defend our health and care services

NHS workers facing redundancy in a pandemic

While Matt Hancock was clapping for NHS workers, plans were going ahead to make a large group of them redundant.

Fighting for the NHS: victory in Wales

The Tories may clap, but they had brought the NHS to its knees before Covid-19. The campaign to save an A&E in South Wales shows how communities can defeat cuts and role back austerity.

Review: Sorry We Missed You

Colin Revolting reviews director Ken Loach's latest film, which centres on the family of two workers in the gig economy

Ecuador: Indigenous peoples fight back

Statement by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) on the revolt triggered by austerity measures demanded by the IMF.

Scunthorpe steel: murder by market manipulation

The closure of the Scunthorpe steel-works is likely to spell disaster for the community. Following our earlier analysis of the state of the British steel industry, here we consider the social costs of cynical mismanagement.

Knife crime and the myth of the friendly copper

Mitch Mitchell argues that putting more police on the streets will not solve the problem of knife crime and will lead to more targeting of BAME youth.