Tag: strikes

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

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.

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.

Postal workers in the COVID-19 crisis

Postal workers have been let down again by the suspension of strike action, and by the inadequate protection from coronavirus. The example of workers who have walked out on safety grounds should be generalised.

revolutionary reflections | reformasi dikorupsi: Indonesia under Jokowi

Indonesia's increasingly authoritarian populist president Jokowi begins his second term confronted by a new generation radicalised by militarism, agrarian dispossession, environmental destruction and corruption.

Review: On Fire by Naomi Klein

Katherine Hearst reviews On Fire, a wide-ranging examination of the climate crisis that argues for a comprehensive ‘Green New Deal’. 
A memorial plaque

The Scottish general strike of 1820

Pete Cannell recounts the first general strike in the history of capitalism.

Strikes in the time of coronavirus

How can workers respond to the unfolding coronavirus crisis, without forfeiting our collective power?  A UCU member reflects. Originally published on Notes from Below.
Students sit on the floor in a doorway at University of Manchester underneath a handpainted banner reading 'Building occupied in support of UCU strikers'. Some hold a smaller banner reading 'Equal pay for BME staff'

Statement: Students stage occupations at 11 UK universities in support of UCU staff

Students occupy buildings at eleven UK universities in support of striking staff.