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Young and precarious workers on the march

Young and precarious workers on the march

After the highly publicised victory for Boojum workers on tips, the branch is bringing together hospitality workers from across Northern Ireland who are sick of precarity, insecurity and low pay. The success of other precarious workers taking action is a model for the branch, and inspiration for all young workers who are seeing the real power of the organised working class for the first time.

Corbynism three years on

Corbynism three years on

At the moment on the surface Britain seems to be relatively quiet. However, a mass revolt is brewing as the scale and type of indignities that have been heaped on the shoulders of working-class people grows. It will inevitably break to the surface. It is necessary that this is led by the organised battalions of the labour movement coalescing into a mass movement to topple the Tories and bring a socialist, Corbyn-led Labour government to power.

Socialism v Capitalism: FAQ

Socialism v Capitalism: FAQ

A new generation of young people, disgusted by the absurd inequality of capitalism, are rallying around socialist ideas. In response, capitalist ideologues have trailed out the same old, tired and baseless slogans to defend their system. But, isn’t capitalism human nature? How often have we heard this? That there is […]

NHS Staff Reaching Breaking Point

NHS Staff Reaching Breaking Point

Our health service is nearing the precipice, but the damage can be reversed. As a health worker, I need my own union, NIPSA, and the union movement as a whole to step up – to defend our right to a decent standard of living, not to scratch out an existence from month to month; to fight for public ownership of all parts of our health services.

Student sit-down in Donegall Square East, Belfast, N Ireland, as part of the civil rights campaign, the precursor to the N Ireland Troubles. The guy with microphone is Kevin Boyle, who went on to become a university law lecturer. Ref: Student_sit-down_CRA_Campaign_196810160240a.

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October 1968 – mass revolt against sectarianism & poverty

Ensuring that such movements are armed with socialist ideas – of the importance of class unity, and conscious anti-sectarianism – is vital if these movements are to challenge the sectarian parties and transform society forever.

‘Invisible’ cleaning workers standing up to exploitation

‘Invisible’ cleaning workers standing up to exploitation

In an almost unprecedented move, low-paid cleaners in London represented by United Voices of the World are engaged in important disputes, including strike action, with both the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).