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Labour defectors launch ‘Independent Group’

Labour defectors launch ‘Independent Group’

In late February, the long predicted Blairite split from the Labour Party – or at least its first wave – finally emerged, with the resignation of seven MPs to launch the so-called Independent Group. They were soon joined by one other from the Labour benches and three pro-EU Tories, including Anna Soubry.

Brexit: Trade unionists must stand for workers’ unity

Brexit: Trade unionists must stand for workers’ unity

As we go to press, it is over 750 days since the Stormont institutions collapsed in the wake of the RHI. This figure is likely to rise considerably, given the sectarian games of both the DUP and Sinn Féin and the lack of any serious efforts to restart the institutions.

Join the Youth Strike4Climate Protest!

Join the Youth Strike4Climate Protest!

Climate change poses a real and current threat to human existence. In recent years we have seen rising sea levels and a rise in the number of extreme weather events.

Universal Credit: Universal Disaster

Universal Credit: Universal Disaster

Communities and unions must step up the pressure and demand investment in high-quality jobs and guaranteed, liveable benefits for all those out of or unable to work.

Unionising young workers: Educate, agitate, organise

Unionising young workers: Educate, agitate, organise

The supposed economic recovery and growing wealth inequality have made workers in all sectors more confident in demanding ‘their share’. International movements on issues of oppression, such as the #MeToo movement, have also given workers confidence to speak out against widespread sexual harassment, such as those leading the historic strike in McDonald’s in the US on the issue.