Polish work gangs in Britain

Jack Common - selected articles

A selection of articles by the undeservably obscure Jack Common, a Geordie who wrote both novels and essays on various aspects of culture and class relations. His friend George Orwell had written of Common: "he is of proletarian origin, and much more than most writers of this kind he preserves his proletarian viewpoint".

Occupy and win: a manual for fighting hospital closures

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson work-in

A pamphlet produced in 1984 by London Health Emergency which is a guide for hospital workers on how - and why - to occupy hospitals to prevent their closure.

Anti-social behaviour: a view from a London estate

North Sea oil divers face bully tactics during strike

Divers have faced intimidation by employers

Personal harrassment by managers has been reported by North Sea oil divers who have launched an indefinite strike over pay.

NHS staff protest outside parliament

Protesting against privatisation.

Hundreds of NHS workers from 16 different Trade Unions rallied outside Parliament yesterday in opposition to health service privatisation.

A year of struggle at Sussex uni

A round-up of the political activity on the Sussex uni campus in the 2005/6 academic year.

Welsh factory workers on strike for better pay

The workers have threatened further strike action

Two north Wales food plants launched a 24 hour strike on Monday, following a company "pay freeze".