Birmingham Bin Strike: An acid test for Labour

by Richie Venton In an important victory for all workers fighting austerity, the High Court has ruled (on 20 September) in favour of Unite the union and ordered Birmingham Labour city council to withdraw the compulsory redundancy notices they’d issued to 113 safety critical refuse collection workers. As part of the legal ruling, the union […]

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Unions should unite to win a charter of rights

Our workplace organiser, Richie Venton wrote a letter appealing for a united approach from trade unions – the published letter, printed in the Morning Star – is reproduced below. Unison’s John Stevenson is spot-on: union activists have a critical role to play, provided we reach out to the broader membership, connecting workers real life experiences […]

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Tribunal Fees SCRAPPED – Victory for Workers Rights!

by Richie Venton, SSP national workplace organiser Victories for workers, their unions and their rights at work are all too rare in recent years. The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court (the top legal institution in the UK) that the government’s Employment Tribunal fees are illegal, is a precious rarity. It ends the criminal policy […]

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ScotRail Strikers Win for Public Safety

by Richie Venton, SSP national workplace organiser The courageous determination of ScotRail guards, who sacrificed 13 days’ pay by striking for public safety, has won a clear victory in a deal which will be considered by the national executives of both the RMT and ASLEF unions tomorrow (20th September). After prolonged talks with ScotRail Abellio […]

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