Submitted by Steven. on Oct 31 2012 10:30
Steven Johns' detailed account of how the union has handled the recent dispute over pensions. It sheds light on the role unions play in contemporary society, and argues that if ever us workers are going to start winning things again, we will have to go beyond them.
Submitted by Steven. on Aug 25 2012 12:18
As it is announced that the majority of Unison members have voted in line with the union's recommendation to accept the new pensions deal, libcom.org has obtained a leaked e-mail from a senior Unison official instructing organisers to spy on branches and individual activists who campaigned for a no vote.
Submitted by Steven. on May 14 2012 18:15
Blog post for people to post links to stories about police brutality and violence.
Submitted by Steven. on May 9 2012 20:36
Vidal Sassoon, the celebrity hairdresser and one-time militant in the anti-fascist 43 Group, has died aged 84.
Submitted by Steven. on Apr 23 2012 19:47
Submitted by Steven. on Apr 17 2012 17:26
Civil servants and health workers in the PCS and Unite unions, respectively are set to strike on May 10 against the government's slashing of public and private sector pensions. Unison, the biggest union, won't be with them.
Submitted by Steven. on Apr 11 2012 14:21
Criticism of the idea of participatory economics, or parecon, from the perspective of a worker. Despite its theoreticians' grand plans, we resist work now and we would continue to do so under parecon, Steven argues. Michael Albert subsequently responds.
Submitted by Steven. on Mar 21 2012 18:12
Steven Johns responds to an article in Freedom newspaper by Ewa Jasiewicz defending trade unionism and arguing that its critics "can undermine workers in struggle".
Submitted by Steven. on Feb 20 2012 00:19
The modern office is fraught with dangers. From the risk of getting fired, to stress, repetitive strain injury (RSI), mindnumbing boredom and more. This helpful guide from libcom.org will help you navigate these hazards to a happy work life, and perhaps a slightly better world...
Submitted by Steven. on Feb 18 2012 13:13
Blog entry critiquing a promotional graphic of the revolutionary union Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) comparing a capitalist coffee shop with a co-operative one.
Submitted by Steven. on Jan 26 2012 19:12
Belated blog of my favourite tracks and music videos of 2011.
Submitted by Steven. on Jan 24 2012 19:47
Blog looking at the coalition government’s plan to take unfair dismissal protection away from workers in post less than two years, and comparing the responses of UK to French workers to the changes.
Submitted by Steven. on Jan 12 2012 15:02
A blog entry about the new laws giving agency staff some equal rights with permanent staff, and how we can use them to improve our conditions and build solidarity in the workplace.
Submitted by Steven. on Oct 28 2011 12:35
Blog discussing the ethics of Rihanna's looting choices, from a communist perspective.
Submitted by Steven. on Sep 14 2011 15:02
A massive November walkout of up to 3 million public sector workers is now on the cards as the UK's largest unions announce their intention to ballot for strike action over pension reform.
Submitted by Steven. on Aug 18 2011 18:05
Steven Johns reviews DD Johnston's debut novel about revolutionary fast food workers, published by AK Press.
Submitted by Steven. on May 10 2011 21:05
Submitted by Steven. on May 7 2011 18:53
Submitted by Steven. on Apr 21 2011 11:07
The anti-cuts movement is buzzing with talk of a coordinated strike on 30 June. But where is Unison, the public sector's biggest union in all this?
Submitted by Steven. on Apr 13 2011 12:43
A critical response to an article about immigration in the Financial Times quoted favourably on a "pro-working class" website containing anti-immigrant misinformation and scaremongering.