No going back: Working-class and young people can unite to defeat paramilitary violence and sectarianism!
News broke on Wednesday night of the attempted killing of a police officer in Omagh. He was shot multiple times by masked gunmen after a youth football coaching session. Early reports suggest this was likely an attack carried out by the dissident republican “New IRA”.
Bosses face wave of workers action across Northern Ireland: Trade unions must coordinate action
In this “post-lockdown” economy most of the developed world is facing the worst labour shortages since the late 1990s. Workers are facing rapidly rising inflation and huge increases in the cost of living beginning to bite into workers’ pay; along with a continuation of over eighteen months of exhausting pandemic working conditions, some outright dangerous. In the face of these crises, workers are increasingly moving to challenge their bosses and are becoming galvanised, at least at a workplace level, to demand increased wages and better working conditions.
Education workers show trade union action gets results
Boris Johnson’s announcement that schools will close until February half term is yet another U-turn from this shambolic Tory government – one which has been forced by the huge pressure from below by education workers.
Rebuild our health service – invest, democratise, kick out the profiteers!
An enormous expansion of health service facilities, resources and staff would be required to ensure a high quality of care and safety continues as we work and live with Covid-19.
As retail reopens, organise to secure safety, decent pay and conditions!
Most non-food retail reopened on Friday 12th June and shopping centres will reopen on the 22nd June. It has to be asked, who has made the sacrifices during the pandemic, and who will pay the price for the push to reopen the sector?
Tories hanging on by a thread – unions must fight to deliver fatal blow
Rocked by the Brexit vote and then the general election upset, May has at times sought to pretend she empathises with the situation facing ordinary people. The Tories have shamefacedly tried to claim to the title of 'the party for working people'.
Greyhound lockout – a fight for all workers
Mobilise on Monday to shut down Greyhound It is now nine weeks since Greyhound workers were treated in…