Inflation is the highest it’s been in 30 years, while pay is below 2008 levels. There’s only one way to avoid becoming worse off: joining a union and standing up for yourself.
In 1932, philosopher Bertrand Russell made the case for work to be fairly shared out, so no one had to be to either unemployed or overworked. 90 years later, his argument has only grown more relevant.
The Bank of England is eyeing an interest rate hike to fight inflation – a policy that will further curb workers’ bargaining power in the middle of a cost of living crisis.
Boris Johnson claims that he wants to see a high-wage economy, but Britain’s decade-long wage stagnation is directly linked to the decline of trade unions – and the Tory laws that helped to cause it.
Cryptocurrency promises to liberate the monetary system from the clutches of the powerful – but it mostly functions as a way to make wealthy speculators even wealthier.