Following earlier collections of our coverage of Ireland, Wales, the EU and Migration, EL& SD is posting our coverage of articles on Trade Union Struggle. The articles highlighted in bold have been written by RCF or RCN members and supporters.

EL&SD COVERAGE OF TRADE UNION STRUGGLE

2022

 

Trade unions backing down in the face of reactionary militarism is painfully British – Joe Glenton, The Canary 

Unions and ‘left’ politicians backing national unity is a bad idea, actually – Joe Glenton, The Canary

There is only one form of racism that the GMB opposes- ‘antisemitism’ – in other words it supports Israeli apartheid – Tony Greenstein

Scottish nationalism’s trade union problem

The GMB union just scabbed on Deliveroo workers – Steve Topple, The Canary

Against price increases and oligarchs: a new protest movement in Albania – Enriko Peculi, Anti*Capitalist Resistance

P&O Brexit Britain and Empire2 – Allan Armstrong, bella caledonia

Solidarity with the uprising in Kazakhstan – Paul Murphy, RISE

2021

A victory for workers at Glen Dimplex, Portadown – Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

A victory for workers at Glen Dimplex, Portadown

Data driven platform workers plan big move – Cailean Gallagher, bella caledonia

Data-driven platform workers plan big move

3. Support famers and farm labourers bharat bandh (shutdown) across India – Samyukta Kisa Morcha coalition

Support farmers and farm labourers’ bharat bandh (shutdown) across India

Dublin bus workers reject union backed deal on pay and conditions-Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

Dublin bus workers reject union backed deal on pay and conditions

Unite hospitality: organising against sexual harassment and gender-based violence – -Maria Carpintero Torres-Quevedo, bella caledonia

Unite Hospitality: Organising against sexual harassment and gender-based violence

Belfast Hovis strike – Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

Belfast Hovis Strike

Successful resistance to hire and refire in Manchester – Ian Allinson, rs21

Successful resistance to fire and rehire in Manchester

Mass farmers’ strike in India – Women of Colour and Sushanta D. Roy

Mass Farmers’ Strike In India

School opening revolt puts the squeeze on union bosses’ democracy – Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

School Opening Revolt Puts The Squeeze On Union Bosses

2020

The trade union bureaucracy and Unionism in Northern Ireland – Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

The trade union bureaucracy and unionism In Northern Ireland

Newry, Mourne and Down council workers; strike – Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

Newry, Mourne And Down Council Workers’ Strike

Repression in Belarus must end demands IndustriALL – IndustriALL

Trade unionist rally for Richie Venton and extend action – Mike Picken, Socialist Resistance

Trade Unionists Rally For Richie Venton And Extend Action

Reinstate Richie Venton – Reinstate Richie Venton campaign

Reinstate Richie Venton

Fighting Covid- 19 – from a nurse in New York City – Jillian Promiano, Left Voice (USA)

FIGHTING COVID19 – FROM A NURSE IN NEW YORK CITY

Kevin Keating – an appreciation, an introduction Allan Armstrong RCN, and Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

KEVIN KEATING – An Appreciation

Steve Hedley appeal – Finsbury Park RMT

STEVE HEDLEY APPEAL – Finsbury Park branch, RMT

Fighting the Covid-19 pandemicTrade unionists, health workers, independence supporters and community activists in Scotland

FIGHTING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Concerted class struggles in France – Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

CONCERTED CLASS STRUGGLES IN FRANCE

Ukrainian unions urgent appeal for solidarity – Ukrainian Solidarity Committee

UKRAINIAN UNIONS URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY

2019

The health workers’ strike, the Irish Congress of trade Unions and Stormont – Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

THE HEALTH WORKERS’ STRIKE, THE IRISH CONGRESS OF TRADE UNIONS AND STORMONT

Italian dock workers show solidarity with migrants – Karel Ludenhoff, IMHO journal

Brian Higgins – personal and political tribute – Allan Armstrong, RCN

BRIAN HIGGINS – A PERSONAL AND POLITICAL TRIBUTE

The Irish nurses and the failure of Social Partnership – Socialist Democracy (Ireland)A statement on behalf of Brian Higgins, blacklisted building worker – RCN

A STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF BRIAN HIGGINS, BLACKLISTED BUILDING WORKER

2018

Remembering the Wobblies – Eric Chester, RCN, IWW

REMEMBERING THE WOBBLIES

French postal workers international strike fund – French postal workers international strike appeal

FRENCH POSTAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL STRIKE FUND

Open letter and petition to Len McCluskey – Ian Allinson, Grassroots ~Left candidate, rs21

OPEN LETTER AND PETITION TO LEN McCLUSKEY

Stop union busting in Ukraine – Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

STOP UNION BUSTING IN UKRAINE

Lessons of the red Republican states’ teacher strikes – Eric Chester, RCN and Jack Gerson, teacher in California

LESSONS OF THE RED (REPUBLICAN) STATES TEACHER STRIKES

How workers in Ukraine’s steel industry are fighting for wages, rights and democracy – Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

HOW WORKERS IN UKRAINE’S STEEL INDUSTRY ARE FIGHTING FOR WAGES, RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY

French public service workers under attack – Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

FRENCH PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS UNDER ATTACK

Ukrainian workers unite in major struggle with global giant Acellor Mittal – Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

UKRAINIAN UNIONS UNITE IN MAJOR STRUGGLE WITH GLOBAL GIANT ARCELOR MITTAL

Bob Goupillot reports from the frontline of the UCU strike – Bob Goupillot, RCN

BOB GOUPILLOT REPORTING FROM THE FRONTLINE OF THE UCU STRIKE

Cowie Miners, Polmaise Colliery and the 1984-5 Miners Strike – Dave Douglass, Weekly Worker

COWIE MINERS, POLMAISE COLLIERY AND THE 1984-85 MINERS’ STRIKE

Major victory for the 94 miners facing court for protesting, Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

MAJOR VICTORY FOR THE 94 UKRAINIAN MINERS FACING COURT FOR PROTESTING

Ukrainian miners on trial for union protest – Ukrainian Solidarity Campaign

94 UKRAINIAN MINERS ON TRIAL FOR UNION PROTEST

Derry Solidarity with Catalunya – IWW (Ireland)

DERRY SOLIDARITY WITH GENERAL STRIKE IN CATALUNYA

Bombardier Boeing dispute threatens workers in the North – Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

BOMBARDIER-BOEING DISPUTE THREATENS WORKERS IN THE NORTH

Review: Struggle or Starve~: Working Class `unity in Belfast’s Outdoor Relief Riots – Tommy Mckearney, Irish Marxist Review

Review: Struggle or Starve: Working Class Unity in Belfast’s Outdoor Relief Riots

Durham Miners’ Gala – big meeting gets bigger – Dave Douglass, Weekly Worker

DURHAM MINERS’ GALA – BIG MEETING GETS BIGGER

Mass strikes and occupations by Ukrainian miners – Ukrainian Solidarity Campaign

MASS STRIKES AND OCCUPATIONS BY UKRAINIAN MINERS

Grassroots Unite leadership candidate attacks McCluskey’s and Coyne’s capitulation to anti-migrant politics- Ian Allinson, ian4unite, rs21

GRASSROOTS LEFT UNITE LEADERSHIP CANDIDATE ATTACKS COYNE’S AND McCLUSKEY’s CAPITULATION TO ANTI-MIGRANT POLITICS

2016

Urgent appeal for solidarity from the railway workers of Ukraine – Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY FROM THE RAILWAY WORKERS OF UKRAINE

James Connolly and the Durham Miners Association – David ~Temple, DMA

JAMES CONNOLLY, THE 1916 EASTER RISING AND THE DURHAM MINERS ASSOCIATION

David Hopper and the Durham Miners gala – Dave Douglass, Weekly Worker and David Hopper, DMA

DAVID HOPPER AND THE DURHAM MINERS GALA

Support the Junior Doctors, Eric Chester, RCN

SUPPORT THE JUNIOR DOCTORS

2015

Ukraine: Miners Together statement by the NUM – NUM and Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

Social justice, radical history, censorship, and how the Tories stole our language -Pauline Bradley, RCN and RISE

SOCIAL JUSTICE – RADICAL HISTORY, CENSORSHIP AND HOW THE TORIES STOLE OUR LANGUAGE

Joe Hill: the man who never died – Carrying Stream Festival

JOE HILL – ‘THE MAN WHO NEVER DIED’

The secret of its weakness: racism and the working class movement in Britain – Colin Barker, rs21

THE SECRET OF ITS WEAKNESS: RACISM AND THE WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT IN BRITAIN

Hands off the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine – end the state intimidation – Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

HANDS OFF CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS OF UKRAINE – END THE STATE INTIMIDATION

Statement from Brian Higgins, secretary of Building Workers Group, about deaths in Qatar – Brian Higgins, Building Worker Group

A STATEMENT FROM BRIAN HIGGINS, SECRETARY OF THE BUILDING WORKERS’ GROUP, ABOUT THE DEATHS IN QATAR

Blacklisted, a review by Brian HigginsBrian Higgins, Building Worker Group

BLACKLISTED – a review by Brian Higgins

Sinn Fein under pressure from Irish workers – John McAnulty, Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

SINN FEIN UNDER PRESSURE FROM IRISH WORKERS

2014

The Wobblies in their heyday: a review – Murdo Ritchie, RCN

THE WOBBLIES IN THEIR HEYDAY

STUC and ITUC (Northern Ireland) demonstrations on October 18th – Trade Unionists for Independence (East Coast`) and Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

STUC AND ITUC (NORTHERN COMMITTEE) DEMONSTRATIONS ON OCTOBER 18th.

Sexist abuse in the trade union movement: a case requiring a proper response – Rory McKinnon, Morning Star

Sexist abuse in the Trade Union movement – a case requiring a proper response

Public Tragedy in Ukraine: drivers are forgotten – Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

Public Transport In Ukraine: Drivers Are Forgotten

The telling of two press releases, one a balls-up, the other one from a hamster on the wheel- Jerry Hicks, rank and file UNITE

The Telling Of Two Press Releases. One A Balls Up, The Other From The Hamster On The Wheel

Miners of Kryviy-Rih show the way forward – Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

Miners Of Kryviy Rih Show The Way Forward In Ukraine

Undercover but within sites – police infiltration of trade unions – Mark Metcalf, Big Issue in the North

Undercover But Within Sites – Police Infiltration Of Trade Unions

US trade unions: waiting for Godot – James Fearon, Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

US Trade Unions: Waiting For Godot

2013

100th anniversary of the Dublin Lock-out – James Slaven, James `Connolly Society

100th Anniversary Of The Dublin Lockout

The case for the Independent Workers Union: our right to organise – Industrial Workers of Great Britain

The Case For The Independent Workers Union – Our Right To Organise

After Grangemouth: what now for the Left in Scotland – Allan Armstrong, RCN

AFTER GRANGEMOUTH – WHAT NOW FOR THE LEFT IN SCOTLAND?

The Labour ~Crisis – Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

The Labour Crisis

Blacklist – enough is enough, time for action – Alan Keays, Site Worker bulletin

Blacklist – Enough Is Enough, Time For Action

We did not win, but we are now the Left in UNITE – Jerry Hicks, rank and file UNITE

We did not win but we are now the Left in UNITE

Jerry Hicks, UNITE general secretary election update – Jerry Hicks, rank and file UNITE

Jerry Hicks – UNITE General Secretary Election Update

Red baiting and slurs – Jerry Hicks, rank and file UNITE

Red Baiting And Slurs

Jerry Hicks, candidate for general secretary speaks out – Jerry Hicks, rank and file UNITE

Blacklisted Jerry Hicks Candidate For UNITE General Secretary Speaks Out

Report on two ongoing struggles and campaigns – IWGB and Jerry Hicks, rank and file, UNITE

Report On Two Ongoing Industrial Struggles And Campaigns

Rank and filer, Jerry Hicks, contests Broad Leftist bureaucrat, Len McCluskey, in election for Unite general secretary – Jerry Hicks, rank and file UNITE

Rank and filer, Jerry Hicks contests Broad Leftist bureaucrat, Len McCluskey in election for UNITE general secretary.

Collusion and betrayal – Site Worker

Collusion And Betrayal

2012

Turlough McDaid, 1930-2012 – Allan Armstrong, RCN and Roy Lockett, BECTU

The Chicago Teachers’ Strike – Eric Chester, RCN

The Chicago Teachers Strike

Solidarity with miners at Marikana Platinum – Mjondolo (Shack Dwellers) Movement

Solidarity With The Miners At Marikana Platinum

The Pensions Dispute – James Fearon, Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

Pensions Dispute

The Democrat Party derails the struggle in Wisconsin – Matthew Andrews, Joanna Straughan and Zac

The Democrat Party Derails The Struggle In Wisconsin

Socialism militant, socialism triumphant: thoughts on communism and the workplace inspired by William Morris and the IWW – Susan Dorazio, RCN

Socialism Militant, Socialism Triumphant: thoughts on communism and the workplace inspired by William Morris and the IWW

  1. Union leader slams Ed Miliband, but who put him there in the first place – Jerry Hicks, rank and file UNITE

Union Leader Slams Ed Miliband – But Who Put Him There In The First Place?

2011

A political report on the Reclaiming our Unions conference in Dublin – Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

The first shoots of a new industrial fightback? – Brian Higgins, BWG and Alberto Durango, IWW

Trade unions in the twenty first century – Allan Armstrong, RCN

Trade unions: are they fit for purpose?: Global Commune event – Allan Armstrong (RCN),the commune, Alberto Durango (IWW, the commune ) Tommy McKearney(Independent Workers Union (Ireland)), Mike vallance (Autonomous centre Edinburgh), Stuart King (Permanent Revolution), Paul Stewart and Patricia Campbell (IWU –Ireland0

Trade Unions – Are They Fit For Purpose? – Global Commune Event

2010

Brian Higgin Anti-Blacklist Campaign – Brian Higgins, BWG

Campaign to fight the blacklist and to support Brian Higgins – RCN

Campaign to fight the Blacklist and to support Brian Higgins

Albert Durango Campaign – David Broder, UBS Cleaners Campaign, the commune

The Alberto Durango Campaign

2009

Migrant workers are at the heart of our fightback – the commune

Migrant workers are at the heart of our fightback

Blame the bosses not the workers – SWP

Brown’s appeal to British chauvinism – Mary MacGregor, RCN

Brown’s Appeal To British Chauvinism

Dublin mobilisation: lions led by donkeys – John McAnulty, Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

Dublin mobilisation – Lions led by donkeys

Foreign workers are not to blame for the crisis – Campaign Against Immigration Controls

Foreign Workers are Not to Blame for the Capitalists’ Crisis

2008

  1. Workers, serfs and slaves: managed migration and employment rights – No One Is Illegal

Workers, Serfs And Slaves: Managed Migration And Employment Rights

The SSP gives its support to the No One Is Illegal Campaign – SSP

The SSP Gives Its Support To The ‘No One Is Illegal’ Campaign

2007

May Day: marching in the footsteps of immigrant workers – Sharat D. Lin, Dissident Voice (USA)

May Day: Marching in the footsteps of immigrant workers

No One Is llegal – NOII

No One Is Illegal

  1. Irish election: downturn in workers’ struggles means Teflon Bertie rides again – John McAnulty , Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

Irish Election: Downturn in Workers Struggle Means Teflon Bertie Rides Again

2003

Prisoners of Social Partnership – Joe Craig, Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

Prisoners of Social Partnership

2002

Rank and file versus Broad Left – Brian Higgins, BWG

Rank and File or Broad Left

From attack to defence: questions of leadership raised by the FBU dispute – Chis Jones, FBU, RDG

From attack to defence: questions of leadership raised by the FBU dispute

101.  Working class opposition to UDA murder – John McAnulty, Socialist Democracy (Ireland)

Working class opposition to UDA murder

 International Working Women’s Day: some thoughts – Linda Gibson, RCN

International Working Women’s Day – Some thoughts

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also see:-

1. Emancipation & Liberation – Coverage of what is Communism

Emancipation & Liberation – Coverage of What Is Communism?

2. Emancipation & Liberation – Welsh coverage, 2002-2021

Emancipation & Liberation – Welsh Coverage 2002-2020

3.  Emancipation & Liberation – Irish coverage, 2002-2020

http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2020/10/15/emancipation-liberation-irish-coverage-2002-20/

4. Debates and discussions on the Emancipation & Liberation blog about the EU and Migration

DEBATES AND DISCUSSIONS ON THE EMANCIPATION & LIBERATION BLOG ABOUT THE EU AND MIGRATION

4. Exploitation, oppression and alienation – Allan Armstrong, RCN

Exploitation, Oppression And Alienation: Emancipation, Liberation And Self-Determination