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6 July 2016
Concerned about their future and that of the National Health Service (NHS), junior doctors in England have voted by 58% to 42% to reject the terms of their proposed new working contract.
1 June 2016
Socialist Party members, striking workers and real life helped spoil the love-in between the leadership of the trade union movement in Wales and the Welsh Government that the general council had planned for Wales TUC on 24-26 May.
1 June 2016
Come to the NSSN conference 2 July: Mass strike action has paralysed French oil refineries and nuclear power stations. Rail and other transport links have been severely disrupted, as workers demand that the government backs down and withdraws
26 May 2016
Every week sees more workers taking action - how do we make a breakthrough against the bosses' offensive and the Tory cuts?
25 May 2016
This afternoon, a composited motion calling on Welsh councils to set legal no-cuts budgets was passed unanimously at Wales TUC
18 May 2016
Junior doctors at their conference on 14 May voted to "work to foster and develop links with other unions and to lobby the wider BMA to do likewise", writes Scott Jones.
6 May 2016
The Tory Trade Union Bill has gone through the parliamentary process without the TUC organising a national demonstration against it
4 May 2016
The 1926 general strike - whose 90th anniversary we celebrate this month - was, alongside the movement of the Chartists in the 19th century, the most important event in the history of the British working class.
4 May 2016
The BMA's junior doctor committee meets on 7 May to discuss future action following the latest, escalated round of strikes on 26 and 27 April which included a full withdrawal of labour for the first time. The meeting should include a call to the TUC general council to back the junior doctors by calling a national demonstration. This demand was put forward by the civil servants' union PCS and firefighters' union FBU but was scandalously rejected by the TUC on 27 April. The TUC has, at every turn, left the junior doctors' struggle isolated.
4 May 2016
Brendan Barber, former leader of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has co-authored an article with David Cameron backing the European Union (EU).
25 April 2016
Removing the attack on check-off is welcome but the unions' campaign needs to be stepped up, argues John McInally
20 April 2016
After the anti-cuts march, build for coordinated strikes: The 26 April demo in London called by doctors's union BMA and teachers' union NUT, is very important. Joint workers' action can stop the cuts.
31 March 2016
The jobs of 15,000 steelworkers directly employed by Tata are on the line. But when all those who depend on the plants are included, three times as many workers could be facing the dole. This is a national emergency that needs emergency measures.
23 March 2016
Five years ago, on 26 March 2011, the biggest trade union protest in British history took place. The TUC-organised demonstration was the first major show of opposition to the then Con-Dem government.
16 March 2016
Brave junior doctors are an inspiration to us all - now, the trade union movement must come to their support, writes James Ivens.
9 March 2016
The majority of trade unions support the idea of a so-called 'social Europe', but have often opposed, at least on paper, the reality of EU policies
9 March 2016
The junior doctors and their union the BMA are in the front line of attacks on the NHS. After two one-day strikes in January and February, the latest stage of their campaign of industrial action was a 48-hour strike on 9-10 March. It will continue with two further 48-hour stoppages in April.
27 January 2016
The government released its impact assessment for the bill
20 January 2016
Workers' struggle undermined by bankrupt union leadership: Although it was a battle fought a generation ago, its lessons are just as relevant for our movement today
6 January 2016
Chancellor George Osborne's pet austerity apologists at the Office for Budget Responsibility have released figures predicting wage growth of just 6.2% over the decade to 2020. This is less than half the 12.7% growth from 2000 to 2010.
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