The government has dramatically raised the stakes in its class war assault against public sector trade unions.
Solidarity 228, 15 December 2011
By Jo Maxwell
In November, Macmillan Cancer Support launched a petition against a government proposal to axe benefits for chemotherapy patients who cannot prove they are unfit to work.
Workers on the London Overground, connected to the Tube network but operated separately, have secured a 25% pay increase for shifts worked during the Olympic and Paralympic games in summer 2012.
Unilever workers struck for a day on Friday 9 December as part of their battle to defend their pensions.
Michael Given is a support worker for homeless people in Glasgow.
By Molly Thomas
While I am an atheist, I still respect people with faith (or superstition, as it is sometimes called). But should we respect faith itself?
By Molly Thomas
At first glance, Hugo seems to be about little more than a lonely young boy; but as the film progresses, it becomes clear that Martin Scorsese’s ambitions lie much further: the story of the birth of film itself.
In the USA, three Republican presidential candidates have signed up to an explicitly anti-gay pledge to defend marriage.
Dozens of academy schools have signed up to teach the ‘importance of marriage’ as part of their deal to get government funding.
By Ed Maltby
Discussion is growing in the British labour movement about shifting the public sector pensions battle from a string of “demonstration strikes”, with long gaps in between, to a more active and self-controlling battle. Elsewhere in Europe, working-class resistance is already developing beyond the stage of occasional set-piece one-day strikes.