— Calum Macdonald, Edinburgh
As the Tory party continues to self-destruct and anger about the cost-of-living crisis builds, public support for striking workers has only grown. Many bourgeois commentators are attributing this to the ‘Mick Lynch effect’: the RMT leader has gone from an obscure trade union official to a household name in the matter of months.
Continue reading Why Mick Lynch inspires workers
— Ellen Morton, Glasgow
On Friday 31st July and Monday 1st August 40,000 BT and Openreach workers in the CWU are going on strike for the first time in over 35 years. Revolution Scotland supporters joined workers on the picket line at the BT office Alexander Bain House in Glasgow to show their solidarity and talk to the workers involved in this historic strike. The workers who were interviewed for this article asked to remain anonymous to protect them from repercussions by management.
Continue reading Glasgow CWU joins the summer strike wave
— South London Rail RMT (PC)
The RMT has begun a major industrial ballot, involving over 40,000 rail workers across Network Rail (NR) and 15 train operating companies (TOCs). This follows on from the successful ballot of 13,000 workers at Transport for London.
If successful, this will result in “potentially the biggest rail strike in modern history”, according to the RMT.
Continue reading RMT National Rail ballot: For united action and workers’ control!
On 4 March, UCU’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) announced further strike action for members in higher education in the ongoing disputes over pensions, pay, and conditions.
Continue reading UCU strikes: Time to Up the Ante to indefinite action!
Glasgow is set to grind to a standstill as COP26 – the latest UN Climate Change Conference – begins this weekend.
Continue reading COP26: Glasgow strikes back
On 2 February, UCEA (the Universities and Colleges Employers Association) made a final pay offer to UCU members in higher education (HE) of an insulting 0% pay rise for the coming year; in other words, a real-terms pay cut.
Continue reading UCU members: Reject insulting 0% pay offer! For a united fightback!