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11 April 2018

McStrike: ballot for strike action at six McDonald's stores

The bakers' union BFAWU has notified McDonald's that it is balloting workers at six stores with a view to authorising a strike later this year

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14 March 2018

Sainsbury's raise really a cut: fight for 10 with no strings!

Supermarket Sainsbury's announced on 6 March that it will increase the wages of its 130,000 store workers.

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10 January 2018

Amy Murphy for Usdaw president - vote for a fighting and democratic union

Elections for the new president of Usdaw, the shop and distribution workers' union, take place from 15 January with Socialist Party member Amy Murphy running to give the union a fighting leadership.

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18 October 2017

Young people being strangled by debts

Take the wealth off the super-rich - no to the Tories' scapegoating of pensioners!: Over a third of young people are in debt - on average by 2,989 - says the Money Advice Trust

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4 October 2017

Capitalism and human progress

How appropriate that Theresa May's speech insisting our interests were best served by free market capitalism - "the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created" - came in the same week as budget airline Ryanair cancelled over 700,000 passenger flights

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27 September 2017

Usdaw elections announced - fight for a left leadership, vote for Amy Murphy

Usdaw general secretary John Hannett's retirement, announced at the shop workers' union's annual summer school, has been a long time in the offing

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30 August 2017

McStrike against low pay

"I have experienced first-hand the insecurity of zero-hour contracts, low pay and abuse by the management, to both me and my fellow workmates"

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26 July 2017

Young people...fight for a future, fight for socialist policies

Young people in the UK have faced brutal attacks from successive governments on our living standards and our futures.

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14 July 2017

Support the Bart's strikers

A press release from Waltham Forest Trades Council.

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31 May 2017

Student occupation at Chelsea College of Arts

University management rethinks restructure: Eight fine art research staff have been made redundant, and university management has been emailing all staff offering 'voluntary redundancies'

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31 May 2017

Bully bosses' zero-hour backdown

What does it feel like to feel worthless at work? Well it goes like this...

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24 May 2017

Work doesn't pay: Tory policies have meant another wages cut

While wages still sit 16 a week below their 2008 pre-recession peak, government figures have shown that the Tories have pushed pay 'growth' back below inflation - meanwhile, Corbyn pledges a higher minimum wage, end to the public sector pay cap, and ban on zero-hour contracts

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17 May 2017

Kick out the Tories: For a Corbyn-led government

Fight for jobs, pay and services: "The Conservative Party has always been the true party of workers," claims Theresa May. What a joke! Try telling that to the millions of workers living on poverty pay, in precarious employment.

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17 May 2017

Unison must back Corbyn's pledge to abolish zero-hour contracts with action

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to abolish zero-hour contracts if elected on 8 June. And last year, Unison northern region co-convenor Nicky Ramanandi joined in the condemnations of Blairite North East Labour local authorities' use of casual labour.

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17 May 2017

Blackpool deserves better - anti-austerity rally

A lively all-day public meeting saw 'Blackpool deserves better' launched on 13 May. The meeting was organised by Blackpool trade union council and the BFAWU bakers' union around an anti-austerity theme after seeing the town devastated by cuts and racked by zero-hour contracts and low pay.

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17 May 2017

Corbyn's alternative for young people

Free education, EMA, 10/hr, no zero-hours: Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto has been greeted with enormous enthusiasm by working class people but especially by young people.

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17 May 2017

Tories out! Corbyn can win with socialist policies

Build a new workers' party. take the wealth off the 1%: An overview of Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto.

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3 May 2017

McDonald's forced to back down on zero-hours

McDonald's has been forced by campaigning to offer 115,000 zero-hour contract workers to move to fixed contracts

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3 May 2017

Jeremy Corbyn's workers' charter

Restoring, defending and strengthening trade union rights - as the most effective way to fight for more secure employment and better wages - is a major theme of the programme

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