Royal Mail wildcats spread to north of England

Postal workers on official strike in Kent yesterday

The wildcat strikes at Royal Mail which began in Glasgow, spread across Scotland, and ended today also reached Newcastle, Liverpool and Chester yesterday. And Hartlepool today.

Jack Common - selected articles

A selection of articles by the undeservably obscure Jack Common, a Geordie who wrote both novels and essays on various aspects of culture and class relations. His friend George Orwell had written of Common: "he is of proletarian origin, and much more than most writers of this kind he preserves his proletarian viewpoint".

Projectile anarchist film festival 2006

NHS workers strike in Newcastle

Over 600 staff at hospitals in Newcastle were out on a 24 hour strike this week with more potential action coming up.