Tag: trade unions

Junior doctors’ contracts: not fair, not safe

Patient safety will be jeopardised by new contracts for junior doctors, argues Sophie W, a medical student, London. That's why she will be demonstrating tomorrow (28 September) outside Methodist Central Hall in London. Junior doctors...

Civil Rights and the Trade Union Bill

Ian Allinson discusses the Tories attempts to attack our right to organise in the context of civil rights  Since the election the Tories have moved swiftly to attack civil rights. The Trade Union Bill 2015...

The Magpie: Tories attack workers’ right to resist

The Magpie takes on the Tories latest attacks on workers' rights to organise in their latest column  The Tories have now published their much-trailed Trade Union Bill. It goes much further than their manifesto in...

Getting to grips with the levels of strikes

Simon Joyce recently published an article arguing that 'lack of confidence' is an inadequate explanation for the sustained low level of strikes in the UK. He suggests that the strike weapon being taken out of...
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New Faces, New Voices – left politics after the election

Eleven young people address the question, "after the election, what do you hope will be the response and what to you intend to do going forward?"
Workers' Memorial Day banner and speakers

Remember the dead, fight for the living!

Ian Allinson reports from the Workers' Memorial Day event in Manchester. About 150-200 people gathered in stormy weather in Manchester's Albert Square to mark Workers' Memorial Day. Each year around 20,000 people die due to...

Low inflation, deflation and pay – The Magpie

In the second instalment of their column, The Magpie explores how to argue for a pay rise when in the face of deflation or low inflation. For several years employers cut real wages by holding...

Unison National Executive elections – vote for Reclaim the Union candidates

A Unison Branch secretary recommends that Unison members vote for Reclaim the Union candidates in the National Executive elections. Unison members are voting this month and next for the union's national executive, and in almost...

Precarious Work, ‘Compression’ and Class Struggle ‘Leaps’

Kim Moody, author of In Solidarity, continues the discussion begun by Ian A and continued by Kevin Crane about the nature of work and workplace struggle today In his response to Ian A, Kevin Crane raises...

The Magpie: Can we get a political voice?

In a new column, The Magpie discusses working class political representation The feeling that working class people in Britain have no effective political voice was everywhere even before Syriza won. It is shared by followers of...