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21 April 2020
Despite their claims of "partnership" between central and local government, it's clear the Tories have not involved councils in their Covid-19 planning at all, writes Hugo Pierre, Unison union national executive committee member (personal capacity).
6 February 2019
London traffic warden strikes for better pay.
30 January 2019
Unison has started a six-week consultative ballot of 150,000 school support staff in England for strike action against cuts to jobs, pay and conditions.
11 July 2018
"I'm sick and tired of hearing that the trade union movement is on its way out," declared Linda Taaffe in opening the conference
20 June 2018
On 16 June in central London Socialist Party members took part in Solidarity Day 2018 - an annual event organised by Tamil Solidarity.
2 May 2018
Vote TUSC to fight racism, cuts and privatisation: Hundreds of people marched in Brixton when the Windrush scandal broke, and then an important protest took place in central London on 28 April, called not by any organisation but by individuals who see the need to fight
11 October 2017
When the government announced a new website to show the widespread racial inequality in Britain, many will have viewed it as a sick Black History Month joke
8 March 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Bromley library victory, academy opposition in Camden and a Liverpool dockers strike.
1 March 2017
Just before Women's Day, Tower Hamlets council voted for cuts in children's and youth services
30 November 2016
In order to consolidate Corbyn's leadership victory it is urgent that action is taken to democratise the Labour Party and end the Blairites' control of the party machine. An essential part of this is campaigning for the readmittance to the Labour Party of all expelled or excluded socialists.
26 October 2016
More than 60 socialists with over 800 years of Labour Party membership between them, have signed a letter calling for their re-admittance to the Labour Party
5 October 2016
The police killing spree in the United States has unleashed a mass movement. It has also uncovered anew the ties between the profit system and endemic racism. The struggle against racism must also be the struggle for a socialist society.
24 August 2016
Ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson was repeatedly tasered by police at his home in Telford, Shropshire on 15 August. His death follows those of many other black people at the hands of police.
28 July 2016
Over 60 people, mostly from the local black community, squeezed into a public meeting on 27 July to support and discuss the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. The leading guest speaker was Ryan Watson, an activist in Black Lives Matter in Chicago, who is also a member of Socialist Alternative - co-thinkers of the England and Wales Socialist Party.
24 February 2016
Tower Hamlets Independent Group councillors will move an amendment to the east London borough's cuts budget on 24 February.
4 November 2015
The #blacklivesmatter movement (BLM) has overtaken the traditional 'civil rights' campaigners, seen as too close to corporate interests.
5 August 2015
TUSC supporters protested against Jim Fitzpatrick, Labour Party MP for Poplar and Limehouse. Fitzpatrick abstained on the Tories' welfare bill, condemning poor working families and young people to further welfare cuts.
12 June 2015
Seven additional left-wingers have been elected to Unison's national executive committee
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