Tag Archives: Marxism

Strikes and industrial militancy after the Trade Union Act

There are arguably two urgent questions facing the Marxist left in the trade union movement: how to provide leadership in assisting the movement to organise in the real labour market of today and how to raise the tempo of struggle … Continue reading

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NEW RESOURCE: How to build left power in the unions

How do Marxists, as a minority within the trade union movement, operate to provide effective leadership? How have they done so in the past? How can they do so again in a situation where union power has been greatly weakened? … Continue reading

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New resource: ‘Austerity’: what is it and what do trade unions do about it?

Since 2008, there has been a broad political consensus among the mainstream political parties around the need for ‘austerity’, whether in its New Labour ‘lite’ or Coalition ‘shock therapy’ forms to tackle the public accounting deficit left by the financial … Continue reading

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Trade unions, education and the contribution of Marxism

In the daily business of defending members, it’s a constant struggle even to step back and look at ourselves and our movement strategically. It can be even harder to think about the movement as a historical phenomenon and a social agent … Continue reading

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