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23 February 2022
Three months on from exhausting all appeals, Socialist Party member Max McGee is preparing to take Tesco to an employment tribunal over his trade union victimisation and sacking
9 February 2022
Urgent fightback needed against profiteer bosses: Job losses in the region of 1,600 jobs could go at Tesco. After two years of being praised as front-line key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, this is how Tesco is repaying the workers, who have earned
6 January 2022
The run up to Christmas is the busiest time of year for retail workers. Despite this, Tesco workers, Usdaw members and other supporters joined an online public meeting on 14 December convened by Usdaw
18 December 2021
Max McGee, a Socialist Party member and Usdaw branch secretary at one of the Tesco depots that has recently forced - through strike action - an improved offer of a combined 6% from the company, has had his second appeal turned down against his sacking
15 December 2021
Proposed strike action at Tesco distribution centres in the run-up to Christmas has forced bosses back to the negotiating table and resulted in an improved offer.
8 December 2021
Supermarket giant Tesco is set to be hit by a series of strikes at its distribution centres in the run-up to Christmas.
24 November 2021
The shop and distribution workers' union Usdaw is carrying out strike ballots at nine Tesco depots over pay
6 October 2021
An Usdaw rep at a Tesco warehouse who is also a Socialist Party member has been wrongfully dismissed for organising in his workplace, both on the shopfloor and in his union branch, of which he was recently elected secretary.
21 April 2021
Usdaw conference 2021: Although the right wing in Usdaw has made gains in recent union elections, the results do not represent any enthusiasm for them, as shown by the fact that the right wing's preferred candidate for president, Jane Jones, received over 2,000 fewer votes than Socialist Party member and incumbent Amy Mu
24 February 2021
Usdaw held elections for union President and Executive Council with results being announced on Monday 15th February
10 February 2021
UK companies still operating final salary (or 'defined-benefit') pension schemes are anticipated to receive a £60 billion windfall as pension liabilities are expected to fall due to the impact of the pandemic on life expectancy
9 December 2020
Hospitality: Understaffed and underpaid, now it's got worse: Bar worker John Williams, a Socialist Party member in Cardiff, spoke at a protest to oppose the pay freeze in the public and private sector on 5 December.
28 October 2020
Callous and cruel Tories
Matt Hancock, with his sickly insincere smile, retorted that £63 million had been given to local councils, which could be used to help children over the holidays who get free school meals.
24 June 2020
The shop workers' union, Usdaw, recently launched its 'New Deal for Workers' campaign
15 April 2020
Following weekly virtual meetings of Socialist Party members in Usdaw the shop workers' union to discuss the rapidly changing situation in retail, and producing several special issues of our bulletin, the Activist, we decided to hold a virtual public meeting on 11 April to take these discussions to, writes Iain Dalton, Socialist Party Usdaw caucus convenor.
11 March 2020
Many shop and supermarket shelves are being stripped of hand wash, toilet rolls and some food lines such as dry pasta, as people panic buy and stockpile because of coronavirus, writes Scott Jones, Usdaw union member (personal capacity).
6 November 2019
Management at my warehouse uses new technology to harass the workers - and has even proposed a new pay deal which includes scrapping Christmas bonuses for most of the shopfloor.
4 September 2019
The last few years have seen swathes of closures of shops across the UK as whole chains have collapsed while others close considerable numbers of stores.
14 August 2019
'The needs of the business' is a phrase most retail staff will be familiar with.
3 July 2019
Dozens of members of shop workers' union Usdaw picketed Sainsbury's Waltham Point distribution centre in Essex for most of their 24-hour strike against changes to sickness policy.
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