117 Articles by:

Taj Ali

Taj Ali is the editor of Tribune.

Starmer Is Purging Women of Colour

Labour’s disgraceful treatment of Diane Abbott and Faiza Shaheen sends a very clear message to Black and Asian voters — give us your votes and know your place, or face humiliation.

The Imperial Typewriters Strike at 50

Fifty years ago this week, South Asians at Leicester’s Imperial Typewriters factory went on strike to demand respect and dignity at work — confronting the racism of their bosses and the unions that failed to support them.

How South Asians Sustained the Miners’ Strike

South Asians in Britain were all too familiar with state violence at the time of the miners’ strike. That shared experience led them out onto the picket lines and into fundraising efforts, seeking to forge unity through joint struggle.

Healthcare Under Siege

Speaking to Tribune, British surgeon Nick Maynard described the realities of Israeli collective punishment that he witnessed in Gaza: patients dying on dirty floors, sheltering from constant bomb attacks and receiving serious surgery without anaesthetic.

No Friends of Labour

Desperate to show a contrast to ‘old Labour’, Tony Blair took pride in upholding draconian anti-union laws and was happy confronting organised workers. But this belligerence created a new generation of trade unionists unafraid to challenge him and make things difficult for New Labour.

Ten Times Workers Won in 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, Tribune looks back at ten landmark trade union victories — showing how organised workers are fighting back against greed and exploitation.

Taking on Big Tech

From metric-driven management to workplace surveillance, workers are turning to trade unionism to fight back against tech behemoth exploitation.