Professor Keith Ewing and Lord Hendy KC assess the content of the government’s new Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill. The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill gives extraordinary power to the government to deny to workers what is universally regarded as a fundamental human right. It extends to six sectors - health services, fire and rescue… Continue reading Authoritarian and draconian
James Bowen reviews Workers Can Win: A Guide to Organising at Work by Ian Allinson, Pluto Press, 2022, £14.99. Workers Can Win aims to equip readers with the tools they need to organise collectively in their workplace. Synthesizing the techniques developed and theorised by labour organisers such as Jane McAlevey with the author’s experiences of… Continue reading Workers’ collective strength
A Unite activist asks if the cost of living crisis will lead us into a Summer of Discontent. Tabloid editors are currently raiding the archives, and dragging out very retro looking pictures from 1978/79. You know the ones - rubbish piling up in the streets, blokes in donkey jackets standing over braziers. We are truly… Continue reading We Demand Better !
Unite member, John Stewart, considers the General Secretary election in Labour’s largest affiliated union. The contest to succeed Len McCluskey as General Secretary of the Unite union is now underway. Unite branches can nominate between 6th May to 7th June and 1.4 million members will have the chance to vote between 5th July to 23rd… Continue reading Disunity in Unite
The Keith Veness column When you’re a member of an “ultra left” group or one of the “keyboard warriors”, it’s always dead easy to spout off – usually by saying what you are against like “anti-cuts”, “anti-austerity”, “anti-racism” etc. In real life on the doorstep or in the workplace, most folk don’t really care what… Continue reading No-Win situations
John Stewart writes: The anti-semitism smear campaign against the Labour left has seen a dangerous escalation with the dismissal from his employment of Stan Keable. Formerly a member of Hammersmith CLP, Keable was expelled from the Labour Party in 2017 for his association with the organisation Labour Party Marxists. Now he has been dismissed from… Continue reading Anti-semitism smear escalates