Tag: trade unions

Protestors in support of Paul Holmes. Banner reads 'We stand with Paul'

An injury to Paul is an injury to us all

UNISON President Paul Holmes, a prominent left-winger, was been suspended by his employer during a strike two years ago on secret charges. UNISON has suspended Holmes and his branch. Sam O'Brien reports from a solidarity protest.
Arise: Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence by Jane Holgate is available from Pluto Press from 20 August 2021.

How can unions rebuild power?

Ian Allinson reviews Jane Holgate’s new book, Arise! Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence, an exploration of why unions have failed to revitalise themselves. It argues for a fundamental rethink of union organising, structure and strategy in order to build power and change lives.
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.
Strikers and supporters in the Royal Parks industrial dispute hold banners and flags representing the unions UVW and PCS, and a large banner that reads 'Art workers support UVW & PCS'

Outsourced Staff take strike action at the Royal Parks

Picketing Royal Parks staff are part of an industrial struggle backed by two trade unions, Tom Schofield reports.
Protestors at a rally against developing the Cambo oil field, holding placards and a banner reading 'stop cambo'

Stop Cambo

Pete Cannell, an activist in Scottish environmental group Scot.E3, looks at the political significance of the growing campaign to prevent the development of new oil and gas fields in the North Sea
Image of Sharon Graham with text "let's get back to the workplace"

Voting opens for Unite’s General Secretary

Ballot papers for the Unite general secretary election are being delivered this week and voting will end on 23rd August. rs21 members in Unite explain why they are urging a vote for Sharon Graham.
Crowd of strikers with End Fire & Rehire banner

Back the sacked Goodlord strikers

The dispute in the referencing department of East London property services company Goodlord has entered a new phase after the firm sacked strikers in their 13th week of industrial action.
Unite banner on TUC demo

Unite elections: An interview with Howard Beckett

There are three candidates competing for the left vote in the Unite elections. rs21 interviewed Howard Beckett about his election platform.

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.
The High Court in London

Justice over profit – organising in the legal sector

The law is often seen as a privileged arena, but the industry has staggering wage inequality. Two founding members of Legal Sector Workers United explain their strategy.