Tag: britain

#McStrike claims important victory – Precarious workers: Organise to win!

#McStrike claims important victory – Precarious workers: Organise to win!

McDonald’s workers in Britain are set to receive their biggest pay increase in over a decade at the end of January, which will see increases of 6.7% across non-franchise stores and some workers receiving £10/hour. The decision comes in the wake of an historic strike of McDonald’s workers in September last year.

Corbyn's Campaign Rocks Establishment

The Labour Party bureaucracy, the big business media and the entire establishment have been shocked by the momentum developing behind Corbyn’s campaign. Supporters of the other three candidates have been urged to transfer to each other to try to block a left-wing leadership. Tony Blair and Neil Kinnock were wheeled […]

Britain: Reject the lie that is austerity

Britain: Reject the lie that is austerity

Trade unions must now act to resist Osborne offensive On Wednesday 3 December the Tories declared all-out war on the working class and all our futures. For once the BBC told the truth when assistant political editor Norman Smith described the Autumn Budget Statement as “utterly terrifying”. Smith drew comparisons […]

Workers need a pay rise – how can we pay for it?

Workers need a pay rise – how can we pay for it?

End poverty, inequality and capitalism “Britain needs a pay rise” is the demand of the TUC’s demonstration on 18 October. The first question to ask is “Which Britain?” The bosses don’t need a penny more – they are gorging themselves, accumulating greater and greater piles of wealth through the sweated […]

1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

In the teeth of a ferocious campaign from the British capitalist establishment, the independence campaign in Scotland won the support of more than 1.6 million people in Scotland, overwhelmingly from the working class, securing 45%. No won with 55%. According to the YouGov polling organisation support for independence stood at […]

Pre-election Britain – crisis brewing on all fronts

Pre-election Britain – crisis brewing on all fronts

The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But, as Hannah Sell, Socialist Party (England & Wales) deputy general secretary writes, what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters. The French government crisis, with […]

Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

In the final campaign fortnight, the polls for the Scottish independence referendum are tightening, with support for independence increasing to its highest level yet. A September 1 YouGov poll, excluding undecided voters, shows support for independence shooting up by eight points in a month to 47%. Support for a No […]

New Tory attacks on trade union strikes

Education minister Michael Gove has followed London Mayor Boris Johnson and other right-wing Tories to demand tighter new rules for strike ballots, which they believe would put an end to virtually all public sector strikes. If the Tories win the 2015 general election, a legal strike could only take place […]