Tag Archives: trade unions

It’s only a disappointment if you don’t expect it.

The strike action planned for this week, which never looked like it was going to be that powerful in the first place, has now been significantly weakened as the local government strike planned for this Tuesday and a dispute on … Continue reading

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Stand up to repression: defend Mark Harding

These are the bail conditions that were imposed on Mark Harding, a tube worker who was arrested during last week’s strike for asking a strikebreaker to respect the picket line. There’s going to be a meeting in the Exmouth Arms … Continue reading

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2011 eternal – bitter notes from the budget/groundhog day strike

Yesterday saw one of the first big strikes for about a year, as members of the PCS took action in what the union is promising will be an ongoing campaign of action. The picket lines I visited seemed quite mixed: … Continue reading

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On strikes, socialists and sellouts.

This post comes about a week late, since I’ve been busy recently, and it’s harder to motivate yourself to sit around writing articles when the weather’s this nice. Anyway, having spent my previous post criticising the tendency of many lefties … Continue reading

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Being right isn’t always a good thing.

As anyone who reads this blog on a vaguely regular basis will know, I have some ideas that I bang on about in a fairly repetitive fashion. In particular, one of the fundamental themes underlying my politics is the idea … Continue reading

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Here comes the summer…

So, it’s been an interesting week. As you may well have heard by now, events got quite heated last night in Bristol. The riot wasn’t the only thing to have happened this week of course: An unemployed ex-miner was able … Continue reading

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