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Unite elections: a victory for the Left - and a warning

The possibility of a Corbyn-led Labour government was given a boost last Friday with the announcement of the election result for the position of Unite the Union general secretary. Len McCluskey's narrow victory in the Unite leadership contest, however, provides some cautionary lessons to the Left about the way forward for the labour movement.

Exploited nurses fight back with poll for strike action

Members of both the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Unison, as well as non-unionised staff in the NHS, are becoming increasingly frustrated with ongoing cuts in conditions and pay. As a result, for the first time in its history, the RCN is polling its members about their willingness to go on strike. Nurses, doctors, and all NHS staff: unite and fight!

Cinema strike continues - support the Picturehouse workers!

The ongoing struggle of cinema workers at the Picturehouse chain continued over the Easter weekend, with co-ordinated strike action taking place across five different London locations. Workers at six Picturehouse cinemas are now involved in the fight for a living wage and decent terms and conditions. Support the Picturehouse workers!

Overworked teachers vote for strikes against funding crisis

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has just held its last national conference before merging with other teaching unions to become the National Education ‘super-union’. This year's conference, however, was notable for seeing teachers vote to strike against Tory cuts that have left staff overworked and schools under-funded.

ASDA workers facing attacks - fighting union needed!

Terms and conditions for workers at major supermarket chain ASDA are under threat, as the bosses look to boost their profits on the backs of their staff. The trade union supposed to be representing ASDA workers, however, is remaining "neutral" in this struggle. GMB leaders need to show the way forward with a call for fighting action.

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