Rally marks five weeks of bus drivers strike in Manchester

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

MANCHESTER, England — Determined to win further support for their fight, hundreds of striking bus drivers at Go North West and their supporters gathered at the Queen’s Road depot in north Manchester April 3 to mark five weeks on the…

Manchester bus drivers strike solid after three weeks

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

MANCHESTER, England — Three weeks in, the strike by 400 drivers at Go North West is going strong and winning solidarity. Dozens of Unite members show up for picket duty, lining union flags along the busy Queens Road. The drivers…

Manchester bus drivers strike over longer hours, no raise in pay

Vol. 85/No. 11 - March 22, 2021

MANCHESTER, England — Some 400 bus drivers at Go North West are winning support during their first week on strike, after bosses tried to impose a new contract with longer hours but no pay increase. Unite, their union, says bosses’…

Communist League candidates back labor struggles in the UK

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
George McDonald, striking British Gas worker, talks with Pamela Holmes, Communist League candidate for London Assembly, on picket line in Sidcup, North Kent, England, Feb. 22.

MANCHESTER, England — Workers at British Gas, members of the GMB union, went on strike Feb. 19-22 protesting the company’s attempts to impose increased hours while cutting pay. The union said the company refused to drop its threat to “fire…

Protests across Kurdistan demand unpaid wages, jobs, services

Vol. 84/No. 51 - December 28, 2020
Public sector workers protest in Sulaymaniyah, demanding unpaid wages from Kurdistan Regional Government Dec. 11. Actions expanded across the region, fueled by lack of jobs and services.

Teachers and other public employees, fed up with working for months without being paid, protested demanding back wages Dec. 2 in the city of Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. When they tried to march again the next day,…

UK fight over firing for defense of women’s rights, science

Vol. 84/No. 6 - February 17, 2020

MANCHESTER, England — Judge James Tayler of the Central London Employment Tribunal upheld the firing of Maya Forstater Dec. 19. Forstater had spoken out against undermining women’s rights in the name of protecting those who “identify” as the opposite sex.…

UK: Workers vote to demand ‘Get out of EU,’ reject Labour anti-Semitism

Vol. 83/No. 48 - December 30, 2019
Jonathan Silberman, right, Communist League parliamentary candidate in Tottenham, speaks with rail guards (conductors) on strike against South Western Railway, Waterloo station Dec. 4.

The ruling Conservative Party won in a landslide in the U.K. parliamentary elections Dec. 12, winning 365 seats against the opposition Labour Party’s 203. The election campaign followed an unrelenting three-year drive by the main capitalist parties to prevent the…