Britain Today: Solidarity proves crucial as sacked workers achieve Total victory

Total workers have won a stunning victory to beat back bosses’ attacks on their unions. Continue reading

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Britain Today: London Postal Workers’ Strike June 2009

London postal workers are out on a one day strike in protest of the governments plans to part-privatise Royal Mail. Interview with Mark Dolan, Area Delivery Rep.

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Britain Today: Lindsey is a battleground for the future of the unions

by Simon Basketter in Lincolnshire

There is a war going on in the construction industry, and its outcome will affect us all. Continue reading

Britain Today: A Look At The Recent Factory Occupations in London

April 2009

Hundreds of workers occupy three Visteon car manufacturing factories in Britain after the management closed them down, laying off the entire workforce with no notice, violating their contracts. This is reminiscent of the factory occupations of the 1970s.

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The above is a lesson in the importance of organisation in the workplace and worker solidarity. See Organising at Work: How Activists can build a Union from scratch

Democratic deficit: parliament and democracy

As the crisis surrounding MPs’ expenses exposes the level of blatant fraud in Britain’s parliamentary system Simon Basketter looks at why capitalist democracy fails us Continue reading