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27 September 2017
Leicester Socialist Party and the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) attended an emergency branch meeting for workers from Tulip, a food processing plant in Coalville. The members present on 24 September voted unanimously to ballot for industrial action due to a series of abuses by their employers.
30 August 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors
9 August 2017
Birmingham bin workers are angry that their council has forced them into more action
30 June 2017
Bin workers across Birmingham left work to begin the first in a series of strikes
15 February 2017
It appears very likely that fracking is about to start in England in 2017
1 February 2017
The Guardian and BBC news have exposed garment manufacturers in Leicester employing thousands of workers on £3 an hour, less than half the minimum wage.
14 December 2016
In the latest shocking revelations about online retail giant Amazon, accused of "intolerable working conditions," workers were apparently found sleeping in tents near its Glasgow depot.
12 December 2016
130 Doncaster waste transfer workers struck on 12 December over a 'draconian' management style and the victimisation and sacking of two colleagues.
15 November 2016
The last issue of the Socialist published an article by a prison officer detailing the reasons for the crisis in the prisons and calling for action. On 15 November action was taken.
9 November 2016
The latest national statistics on safety in our prison system were released recently. These quarterly figures have been breaking records and setting new "unprecedented highs" systematically since 2010 - a year which 'coincidentally' ties in with the culling of 7,000 prison officers' jobs.
26 October 2016
Hundreds of construction electricians crowded into the main conference room at Unite's national headquarters on 19 October to hammer out an action plan on the massive Crossrail project - the biggest publicly-financed scheme in Western Europe.
19 October 2016
50th anniversary: It's a name as resonant with tragedy for working class people in South Wales as Hillsborough is for Liverpool.
5 October 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Virgin Trains strike; Ritzy cinema strike; Newsquest journalists' strike.
28 September 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including pension plunderers and coaster crimes.
7 September 2016
The disputes the RMT has been involved in this summer are all tied to the bosses' drive to implement cutbacks
27 July 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Honda workers walk out; JCB staff strike ballot.
27 July 2016
Trade union fightback needed: The report into Sports Direct's working practices by a House of Commons select committee shows the much acclaimed protection of workers' employment rights by the EU is worthless without the traditional workers' organisations - the trade unions - being strong enough to enforce legislation.
1 June 2016
In a fortnight of headlines littered with outbreaks of industrial disputes, 25 May didn't disappoint. Thomas Cook cabin crew in Unite the Union voted by 74% to enter in to dispute with their employer.
25 May 2016
Capitalism equals environmental destruction: On the evening of 3 May the entire 94,000 population of Fort McMurray was ordered to leave as an out-of-control wildfire swept towards it.
11 May 2016
Over 50 workers at Wormwood Scrubs prison walked out over health and safety issues on 6 May. The Prison Officers' Association said the move comes after recent assaults on staff, and said the jail was "flooded with drugs, mobile phones and weapons".
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