Tag: rank and file

Image of Sharon Graham with text 'let's get back to the workplace'

Sharon Graham wins stunning Unite victory

rs21 members in Unite respond to Sharon Graham's victory in the Unite General Secretary election. She recognises the need to focus on rebuilding workplace power to reverse union decline.

What’s at stake in the Unite election?

We have to develop a strategy that challenges the status quo in Unite, and that means taking a different road to the official left.

Who should be Unite’s next General Secretary?

Campaigning for Unite's general secretary election is underway. None of the candidates is ideal, but rs21 argues for critical support for Sharon Graham.
Crowd with giant 'strike' lettering

A crucial week for the university strikes

With negotiations reportedly going well, but the current wave of strikes ending alongside the climate strikes on Friday, rs21 members explain why this is a crucial week and explore some of the debates among strikers.

Three days that shook the UCU leadership

Rank-and-file university workers are pushing UCU's leadership in a bid for democracy, accountability and a fighting union

The death of irony at UCU congress

At the heart of the fight is the question of who controls the union: the officials or the membership?

Video: what is rank-and-file trade unionism?

Ian Allinson looks at rank-and-file worker organisation - the alternative to a reliance on bureaucrats to cut deals with management.

Breaking with the bureaucrats: how to reclaim Unite

Joe Hayns writes about the need to end the bureaucratic stasis at the top of Unite and support dynamic grassroots struggles led by rank-and-file members. On Monday (27 March) Unite members start to vote on who will...

For a rank-and-file strategy: supporting #ian4unite in the Unite GS election

Unite activist and former executive member Sara Bennett explains the politics behind Ian Allinson's challenge to the Unite leadership Long-time Unite workplace activist, Ian Allinson, has thrown his hat into the ring in Unite the Union's...

revolutionary reflections | Rank and File Organising – Lessons from America Part 2

The International Socialist tradition has always believed in socialism from below – which means that socialism can only come about by the self-activity of the working class. In this interview Ray M and Anindya Bhattacharyya...