Mon, 27/03/2023 - 09:49
State submits no evidence in persecution of workers as trial collapses in farce The prosecution of the so-called ‘GMB three’ has collapsed in farce. The three had been arrested last May charged with wilful obstruction of the highway under the Thatcherite 1980 Highways Act anti-strike law after attempting to ask drivers not to cross their […]
Wed, 22/03/2023 - 01:48
Management has tried to sell deal as a win, as more and more unions capitulate under alleged pressure from Starmer and TUC The left on the UCU union’s higher education committee have defeated an attempt by the union’s management to railroad striking workers into a ballot on a dire ‘deal’ offered by employers that members […]
Sun, 19/03/2023 - 21:23
String of union recommendations and called-off strikes linked to pressure from Labour right and TUC, say union insiders The string of unions calling off industrial action on nothing but an offer of talks or appalling pay offers – with many strings attached by the government – and in some cases even recommending those offers to […]
Tue, 07/03/2023 - 10:41
Unite groups break from Graham’s accommodation with Labour ‘leader’ to put split from party on conference agenda Two major Unite groups have voted to put disaffiliation from Labour onto the agenda at the union’s approaching 2023 rules conference. The North-East, Yorkshire and Humber Health RISC [regional industrial sector committee] and LGBT+ committee have passed votes […]
Sun, 05/03/2023 - 06:24

By Bob Lord / CounterPunch Bernie Sanders and Bill Gates don’t agree on many things, but they both want to see a “robot tax,” a special levy on companies that replace workers with machines. Sanders and Gates may be well-intentioned with this call for a robot tax. But that doesn’t make their call on this […]

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Sun, 05/03/2023 - 06:39

Maximillian Alvarez discusses his most recent book on so-called ‘essential workers’ at the start of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, ‘The Work of Living’, with Chris Hedges.

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Sun, 26/02/2023 - 22:58
Drivers claim they were conned into voting for below-inflation package trumped by Unite general secretary as big win, according to WSWS Sharon Graham has been slammed by bus drivers for claiming Unite won them an 18% pay rise – and for her reps deceiving them into voting for a deal in fact worth much less […]
Sun, 19/02/2023 - 22:31
Contempt for party staff laid bare as party reveals it abused left-wing organisers in ‘constructive dismissal’ while saying their positions were no longer needed The Labour party is recruiting twenty regional organisers on the parliamentary jobs website, saying they are needed: at the forefront of the next General Election campaign, supporting constituency parties and regional […]
Mon, 13/02/2023 - 22:01

By Algernon Austin / CEPR In response to the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) created jobs for over 8 million people between 1935 and 1943. While data on the racial composition of WPA workers isn’t available for all of these years, the data we have for 1939, 1941, and 1942 make clear that the WPA […]

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