strikes

Worker-student action committees, France May '68 - Roger Gregoire and Fredy Perlman

Students and workers demonstrate in May 68

An in-depth look at the worker-student action committees in the uprising of France May '68.

Magistrates staff strike for better pay

Thousands of workers in Magistrates courts are walking out today after refusing to accept pay devaluation, rejecting a below-inflation rise.

Australia - 200 days on picket line for Boeing workers

Boeing maintenance engineers in Williamtown, Newcastle marked their 200th day on the picket line on the 17th December.

Strike action hits new Heathrow terminal 5 site

Nearly 1,000 workers building a £4. 2bn terminal at Heathrow airport went on a 24-hour strike today (16 Dec ).

Strike action hits new Heathrow terminal 5 site

Nearly 1,000 workers building a £4. 2bn terminal at Heathrow airport went on a 24-hour strike today.

British gas engineers out on strike

British Gas engineers are out on the first of five strikes to protest against the closure of the companies final salary pension scheme to new entrants.

Tower Hamlets strike over staff victimised for opposing stock transfer

Staff at Tower Hamlets council began a two day strike today after a housing campaigner lost her job after working for the council for 14 years.

Laing workers to strike at Terminal 5

Hundreds of workers employed by Laing O'Rourke at Terminal 5 will stage a two-week overtime ban and strike several times in December and January.

Postal workers on wildcat strike in Devon

Postal workers in Torquay walked out today over Christmas leave, with over 140 staff on wildcat strike for several hours.

1926: The social general strike - why 1926 failed - Tom Brown

Tyldesley miners outside the Miners Hall during the 1926 General Strike.

Written in the early 1940s, British syndicalist Tom Brown's article The Social General Strike - Why 1926 Failed examines the failure of the 1926 General Strike. It makes suggestions for future action, and argues for worker's control.