Exposing the myths about welfare

6 April 2011 Right-wing politicians and commentators make regular pronouncements about welfare. We look at its importance and bust some of the myths George Orwell wrote in his novel 1984 about those able “to tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing … Continue reading

PCS and UNISON forge alliance to fight cuts

8 September 2010 Two of the UK’s biggest public sector unions, UNISON and PCS, representing 1.7 million workers, have pledged [...]

Election result is a rejection of cuts agenda

The lack of clear support for the Tories in the general election and poor showings for Labour and the Liberal [...]

Defending Public Services and Jobs

The Spring issue of SOLIDARITY is now available. This is an article from it. “The strength of the unions depends [...]

Essex Fire Crews tell Fire Authority – suspend plans for firefighter cuts or ballot starts on June 25th

Essex fire crews and officers have given the fire authority a further 10 days to shelve plans to cut firefighters [...]

"No more blank cheques"

A UNISON Press release from today’s session of their conference Dave Prentis laid down the gauntlet to the Labour government [...]

Unite say Chancellor’s announcement on three year pay deal will incense trade union members

8 January 2008 Unite, the UK’s largest trade union, say that Alistair Darling’s announcement that public sector workers will be [...]