Tag: RMT

Breakthrough for striking rail guards

Striking rail guards have forced a major climb-down from the Northern rail franchise, but questions remain over what will happen next.

Leeds Socialist Party ‘visited’ by far-right

We send our solidarity to Socialist Party in Leeds following a far-right attempt to disrupt a meeting.

Apocalypse postponed: the oil price crash two years on

The world of hydrocarbons is still driven by the same speculative greed and climate crisis disregard as ever.

North Sea oil and gas strikes and the industry crisis

As offshore workers on oil rigs operated the Wood Group continue their 48 hour strike, Brian Parkin puts the strike in the context of the wider crisis facing the oil industry.

Troubled oil on troubled waters: First North Sea oil and gas strike in 30...

400 workers are currently taking part in the first strike in 30 years on North Sea oil rigs. Brian Parkin reports Since the downward oil price...

RMT strike over services and safety

RMT members are striking to defend services after First Great Western have failed to guarantee that there will continue to be a guard and...

Two public sector strikes suspended: proposed council deal offers little

The local government and tube strikes set for next Tuesday have been called off, though the new deal on offer to council workers is...

Public sector strikes: a guide to who’s on strike when and why

Next week will see groups of workers from across the public sector taking industrial action in defence of pay and services. The week will...

Bob Crow (1961–2014)

Tributes have poured in for a man who was one of Britain's best known trade unionist and socialist public figures.

Defend RMT activist and tube striker Mark Harding

Around a hundred people gathered to support Mark Harding, a longstanding RMT activist, rep and branch secretary who is the victims of an outrageous and politicised anti-union prosecution.

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Government shuts door on child refugees

Amid the coronavirus chaos, the UK government is quietly shutting the door on child refugees.

Beijing gambles on Hong Kong’s future

Beijing’s attempt to impose the ‘National Security Law’ on Hong Kong is being met with fierce resistance. Unity with workers on the mainland and international solidarity will be key.

The pandemic lays bare a government out of its depth

How did Boris Johnson's government so quickly lose its grip?
Viktor Orban at the European Parliament.

Trans rights and ‘gender ideology’ in Hungary

The Hungarian parliament has passed new legislation that will eradicate any recognition of transgender people. Hanna Gál situates the new developments in the context of the far-right ruling parties’ hostility to ‘gender ideology’ and argues for a trans-inclusive feminist fightback.

Educators meet the challenge

Education workers have shown creativity and determination in embracing virtual organising methods to strengthen their opposition to the government's wider reopening of schools.

Resisting the onslaught on higher education

We need a national campaign to confront the attacks on higher education workers precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lockdown or meltdown?

There’s no need for confusion about when and how to relax social distancing. But more pressure from below will be needed to stop the government from putting our lives at risk.

Rent strike in the Covid conjuncture?

As the knock-on effects of the Covid-19 pandemic make it impossible for many workers to pay rent while meeting their own basic needs, Allan Struthers examines the prospects for large-scale rent strikes in Britain

Hong Kong: the democratic movement re-emerges

The movement for democracy in Hong Kong is back. Since the coronavirus outbreak, activists have continued organising. Now they are preparing to confront new attacks from Beijing.

What a way to make a living | A personal assistant in social care

Hanna Gál interviews Meriam Mabrouk on working as a personal assistant in social care.

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Rent strike in the Covid conjuncture?

As the knock-on effects of the Covid-19 pandemic make it impossible for many workers to pay rent while meeting their own basic needs, Allan Struthers examines the prospects for large-scale rent strikes in Britain
Large 3D word "debt" with chain and shackle

Debt in a time of coronavirus

Video: How has coronavirus boosted household debt, the impact on working-class people and on the capitalist economy, and the possibilities for campaigning and resistance?

Obituary: Neil Davidson, 1957–2020

Neil Davidson, who died on 3 May 2020, was a socialist militant and the foremost Scottish intellectual of his generation. Obituary by Raymond Morrell.

Obituary: Pete Gillard, 1949–2020

Pete Gillard, who died on 21 April 2020, was a life-long revolutionary socialist, campaigner and trade union activist. Obituary by Charlie Hore.

revolutionary reflections | Marxism and childhood

Estelle Cooch traces the contradictory history of childhood under capitalism. How do we defend childhood and fight for a world where play and creativity are not limited to children?