Decades of employer offensive have left workers and trade unions on the backfoot, but now they are developing new techniques to fight back in the workplace – and win.
Workers are facing an attack on pay and conditions, backed by the threat of the sack. Trade union action is our best hope to bring the assault to an end.
The government has claimed to stand against fire and rehire practices, which threaten 1 in 10 workers across Britain – but these words will ring hollow unless they take action in today’s Queen’s Speech.
With poverty and unemployment skyrocketing before lockdown, the government must act urgently to avoid a disaster – and support millions of workers who are already on the breadline.
Today’s spending review was an opportunity for the government to help millions driven into insecurity by the pandemic. Instead, Rishi Sunak took money out of workers’ pockets – and the economy will pay the price.
By ending the furlough scheme without a proper alternative in the midst of a deep recession, the government is putting millions of jobs at risk – it needs to listen to demands for action before it’s too late.
We now know who really keeps Britain running – not the bosses and the bankers, but the cleaners and the carers. This May Day we must ensure that today’s working heroes are at the heart of tomorrow’s society, argues Len McCluskey.
Right-wing governments and big business interests are determined to bury unions for good – but they continue to be workers’ best line of defence at work and in society.
Boris Johnson is right to hate Liverpool — its proud history of working class struggle is the antithesis of everything he represents.
Deindustrialisation has led to stagnating wages, workplace insecurity and declining union membership. The next Labour government must turn the tide.
Theresa May caused misery for working-class communities across Britain. Unite’s Len McCluskey says the effects will be felt long after the removal vans have taken her back to Maidenhead.
200 years after Peterloo it’s time to take up the mantle of working-class empowerment once again.
In a landmark address, Len McCluskey remembers pioneering labour organiser Tom Maguire and argues that the trade union movement his generation built is as relevant as ever.
Secret plots to sabotage a Labour government from within won’t be tolerated by the party membership.