Tag: unemployment

Anti-austerity protesters in Lisbon in March 2011. Keywords: unemployed workers organising unemployment

Unemployment and class power: the example of Portugal

Worker organising in Britain will have to change to take account of rising mass unemployment. We can learn from how workers in Southern Europe faced the wave of austerity after the last economic crisis.

Video: Support Thomas Cook workers

Ian Allinson interviews Thomas Cook workers and argues that a stronger movement would not allow thousands of jobs to go without a fight.

Groundhog day for the eurozone?

Estelle Cooch looks at whether the economic optimism pushed by politicians lives up to the headlines. First published in the autumn 2014 edition of the rs21 magazine. On the 14th August amidst much cheering from...

Having no job is a daily grind in itself – on unemployment.

Mary Turner writes about her son struggling to find work. My son is shy and does not always mix well with other people. He lacks certain social skills, but he is a lovely person and...

The upturn/downturn debate: an introduction

Ian A summarises a debate on the development of capitalism since 1968, and how this has impacted the working class and its struggles, in a attempt to address the question of what revolutionaries should do.