In a recent report the TUC tells us that championing human resource management can be the saving of trade unions.
Trade union issues
Between 1990 and 1993 the number of members under 25 dropped by 40%.
Trent House, 1-2 Leazes Lane, Newcastle, NE1 4QT
Film Showing and discussion: The Grunwick dispute, 1976-8, was important in the history of the British labour movement; at its height it involved, for the first time, white, mainly male trade unionists showing solidarity with South Asian women workers who were organising for the first time. All welcome - 07740099479 - email@example.com - workersliberty.org
University of London Union, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY
In 1934, truck drivers (“teamsters”) in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, struck for shorter hours, pay increases, overtime pay, and other demands. The mass strike was the result of a sustained unionisation drive, led by revolutionary socialists. The 1934 strike brought rank-and-file teamsters into direct confrontation with the bosses, the state, and the union officials, with parts of Minneapolis effectively brought under workers’ control.
The strike is rich with lessons for how workers can organise and build power.
Farrell Dobbs, a participant in the strike and Trotskyist activist, documented his experiences in Teamster Rebellion. A group of student and workers’ movement activists are coming together to read the book collectively, and discuss what we can learn from it.
The first session will introduce the book and the themes of the course, and discussion of the book will begin in week two.
The reading group is organised by members of Workers’ Liberty, and is open to anyone who wants to learn about working-class history and how we can build workers’ power today.
London Underground union RMT has begun balloting for strikes to stop a management cuts plan that will lead to the closure of every ticket office on London Underground and the loss of nearly 1,000 jobs
Outsourced workers at Uni of London have won sick pay and holiday terms of very-near equivalence with directly-employed staff after a long campaign and a two-day strike (27 and 28 November 2013).
Massive victory for 3 Cosas campaign, workers' self-organisation, and militant industrial action. Two demands down, one to go (plus union recognition)!
Academics love nothing more than having a moan about the terrible state of the neo-liberal university.
Victimised Australian trade unionist Bob Carnegie returns to court on 4 February 2014, as Abigroup bring a civil case against him and two unions (the CFMEU and ETU).