THE battle being waged on the streets of France should be of particular interest to all sections of the labour movement in Britain.
More than half a million students and workers have taken to the streets in France over the last few weeks, with rolling strikes, pickets, occupations and...
Wednesday 1st Jun 2016
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
TRADE unions have demanded an investigation into the running of a prestigious printing company which will close today with the loss of 618 jobs.
Sheffield-based Polestar, which produces newspaper supplements and glossy titles such as Hello, Cosmopolitan, Radio Times, Woman and Chat,...
Tuesday 31st May 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Get a few trade union women together and ask them what they think the image of trade unions is, their response is more often than not: “male, pale and stale,” but change is on the way, says BERNARDETTE HYLAND
Saturday 28th May 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
Strikes to stop hated labour laws spread across country
Friday 27th May 2016
posted by James Tweedie in World
TENS of thousands more workers have joined a trade union in the past year, official figures revealed yesterday.
Annual membership figures collated by the Office for National Statistics show an increase of 36,000 (0.6 per cent) between 2014 and 2015.
That included a fifth...
Tuesday 24th May 2016
posted by Luke James in Britain
TRADE unionists protesting against the French government’s anti-working-class legislation have picketed a growing number of oil depots and refineries, leading to fuel shortages.
Workers at the Total refinery in Grandpuits, west of Paris, voted yesterday to halt production at the...
posted by Morning Star in World
WE climb up onto the old soviet-looking truck heading out of camp. Packed together are bodies tired from lack of sleep, the open air washes away the effects of last night’s rum.
A cold trickle of rain scatters away resting lizards and frogs, washes away the night sweat of humid...
Monday 23rd May 2016
The labour movement is mounting fierce opposition to the ‘El Khomri’ law, which was forced through parliament without a vote last week, writes ALEX GORDON
Tuesday 17th May 2016
Despite some changes, this vicious and anti-democratic Act survives with its claws intact, writes CAROLYN JONES
Thursday 12th May 2016
ASLEF leader Mick Whelan called on the Tories to come clean yesterday and admit that breaking the unions is government policy.
In a passionate speech to the conference of the train drivers’ union, Mr Whelan highlighted Department for Transport civil servant Peter...
Tuesday 10th May 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain