Marching for whose alternative? - Escalate Collective

An April 2011 piece by Escalate Collective on the March 26 TUC demonstration against public sector cuts.

TUC March for the Alternative photo gallery

Pictures from the day of the Trade Union Congress-organised 'March for the Alternative' against cuts on 26 March 2011.

Jobs, Growth, Justice: an alternative that isn’t - Junge Linke

With its economy in recession, the British government plans to cut a sizeable chunk of its subject’s means of living. In protest, British unions have united under the slogan of ‘Jobs, Growth, Justice’. What we want to explain in this text is how, if we look at each of those things in turn, the unions might as well have demanded ‘Poverty, Poverty, Poverty.’

Training and the union bureaucrats

When the TUC gets training it makes a bundle - and the bureaucrats it teaches probably aren't doing us many favours.

The British Worker - general strike newspaper, 1926

Online archive of The British Worker, the daily newspaper published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) during the 10 day general strike of 1926.

Labouring in vain: a critical history of the Labour Party

An excellent of the foundation and development of the Labour Party and how it has acted in power and in opposition, effectively countering many of the claims for Labour having once been a working class, socialist party. First published in the early 1990s.

Taxpayers spend double on bosses' pensions than public sector workers'

Taxpayers are paying £2.50 for subsidising the pensions of the richest one per cent of the population for every pound spent on paying pensions to retired public servants such as nurses, teachers and civil servants, according to new research published by the TUC.

1978-1979: Winter of discontent

Strikers in the Winter of Discontent.

A short history of the of the widespread strike movement that occurred during the winter of 1978-1979 in Britain. The 'Winter of Discontent' marked the largest stoppage of labour since the 1926 General Strike.

1799-today: Repression in Britain

A short history of repressive and anti-worker government practice and legislation in Britain over the past two centuries.

1926: British general strike

Arthur Cook addresses a crowd of strikers

A short history of Britain’s only ever general strike which lasted 10 days and was called in support of locked-out coal miners.