Rising poverty is putting thousands more British children into care in England, according to a study published in the Lancet Public Health. The report states that there has been aContinue reading “New study says poverty sending thousands more children into care”
Its been an emotional return to face to face congress for members of the GMB this week, the first one since the pandemic. The opening at the weekend saw theContinue reading “GMB Congress underway”
Thousands of people now listen to podcasts when driving, on the bus, working or exercising. To listen to podcasts you can use online platforms like SoundCloud, or a host of apps many people have on their phones, like Spotify.
WPB Merseyside believe this wasn’t a case of club but of class violence. Football is a working-class sport and those in charge believe they can treat fans like cattle. There is no way that fans at Roland Garros or the Monaco Grand Prix would have been treated in such a way.
in 1900 the Conference to create the Labour Representation Committee was attended by 129 delegates, representing 500,000 trade unionists, three socialist bodies (ILP, SDP and Fabians). By 53 votes to 39 (with a quarter delegates abstaining) the Conference rejected the “socialisation of the means of production, distribution and exchange”
The Trade Union Group is deeply disappointed by the decisions made by both the Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) and the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) at theirContinue reading “TU Group statement: FBU, ASLEF and the question of Labour Party affiliation”
The news that ASLEF will remain affiliated to the Labour Party is disappointing but not unexpected. Supporters of disaffiliation knew that it was going to be a difficult task extricatingContinue reading “ASLEF and the fight for political independence”
The Workers Party of Britain denounces Network Rail’s plan to cut up to 2,500 rail jobs, condemns transport secretary Grant Shapps threat to criminalise strikes and welcomes the overwhelming mandate for national strike action delivered by an RMT ballot of over 40,000 rail workers. A magnificent 89 percent voted for strike action on a turn out of 71 percent.
More than 260 million people could be plunged into extreme poverty this year because of skyrocketing inflation while hundreds have become billionaires whose cumulative wealth rose 30 percent, according toContinue reading “Billionaire bonanza”
In February 2022 the Workers Party of Britain agreed with the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition to avoid unnecessary electoral clashes and the party limited its electoral work in theContinue reading “Local elections 2022”