Work and Trade Unions

After November Strike - What Next?

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:58

"What is to be done - where now after November 30th Strike?" Named after a popular Lenin pamplet on tactics, this was a Communist Party meeting with other Left forces, building on the success of the united trade union movement action in November 2011, which saw 20,000 march in Glasgow City centre.

Across the UK, millions of people struck and marched in dozens of towns and cities.

UCS Work In - John Foster in Clydebank

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:54

The UCS Work In was a heroic victory of the Scottish working class, led by shop stewards many of whom were Communists.

Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS) was a British shipbuilding consortium created in 1968 as a result of the amalgamation of five major shipbuilders of the River Clyde in Scotland. It entered liquidation amidst much controversy in 1971, leading to a famous "work-in" campaign at the company's shipyards, led by a number of Communist shop stewards, incuding Jimmy Airlie and Jimmy Reid.

Scotland: Amazon sweatshop warehouses exposed

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:49

Amazon’s anti-union policy is rooted in a culture of ruthless exploitation and utter disregard for human rights. It needs to be exposed, confronted and combated steadfastly, writes TAM KIRBY

AMAZON introduced the US consumer frenzy of “Black Friday” into Britain in 2010.

On that day last year Amazon sold more than 7.4 million items at a rate of around 86 items per second, while agency workers were working up to 60 hours per week for little more than the minimum wage.

1984 miners’ strike - Inquiry refused into role of Police and State

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:44

The Home Secretary’s decision last month not to hold an inquiry into the role of the police and the state during the 1984 miners’ strike gets the Establishment off the hook – for now. ZOE STREATFIELD reports

THE Home Secretary’s decision last month not to hold an inquiry into the role of the police and the state during the miners’ strike stinks of yet another Establishment cover-up.