Home » Article Type » News



RMT challenges TUC General Secretary on the EU

12 September 2017

The RMT union continues to challenge the TUC’s favourable and unrealistic view of the EU. The TUC believes that the single market is good for British workers and that the UK can remain in it after Brexit. Neither is true.

Cuba responds to Hurricane Irma

12 September 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Irma President Raul Castro called on Cubans on Monday to unite in swiftly rebuilding the country. At the same time Cuba is providing neighbouring islands with medical aid.

Let's Brexit together

4 September 2017

No politician can guarantee Brexit. Only the vigilance of the people can guarantee a democratic decision is pursued to its conclusion. 

Food: McDonald’s strike vote

24 August 2017

Workers at two McDonald’s outlet are to go on strike on 4 September in a dispute that centres around union recognition, cuts to hours and bullying linked to union membership.

Death toll at work

21 August 2017

A total of 137 workers were killed at work between April 2016 and March 2017, with construction, agriculture and waste/recycling most dangerous areas by far.

Capitalist rail carousel continues

10 August 2017

The capitalist carousel that now typifies Britain’s railways continues as London Midland loses the franchise to operate routes across the region’s network.

Nurses: time to take charge

6 August 2017

There is certainly a nurse staff crisis in the NHS but it is not Brexit-induced – says one of the staffing agencies which are making a tidy fortune from the crisis.

Council rakes in millions from housing sales

4 August 2017

 Kensington and Chelsea council raised £4.5 million from the sale of two council houses last year, more than the £3.5 million outlay on the controversial cladding system added to Grenfell Tower.

The land of 100,000 potholes

4 August 2017

Britain’s infrastructure is crumbling – literally. As council budgets get ever tighter, more than 100,000 potholes have been found on the country’s roads.

Real earnings slump for Londoners

10 July 2017

A survey of average earnings across London’s 32 boroughs by the GMB union shows London in a very different light from the usual picture of the capital as a thriving business centre.

Gig companies go on the attack

10 July 2017

Even as the Taylor review called on Monday (10 July) for some kind of controls on casualisation, proponents of the “gig” economy are mounting further ideological challenges define what a worker is by their own criteria.

Honour and dishonour at Woolwich ferry

10 July 2017

It is honourable that a new Woolwich ferries will be named after Ben Woollacott, the 19-year-old deckhand killed in a mooring accident in 2011 – but other factors associated with the new ferry are less so.