Not only did trade union membership peak in the 1970s – so did their way of doing things.
New legislation has forced stronger action and might see the first walkout at Threadneedle Street in more than 50 years.
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Despite performing the same job, one of BA's three cabin crew fleets earns far less than their colleagues.
It’s all happening.
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The latest Star Wars films stirs up topical themes of resistance, empowerment and activism in the face of large-scale injustices.
External pressure has led to delivery giant, Hermes, being referred to the chief tax man over whether or not its workers should be classified as 'self-employed'.
On the march.
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A century on from the UK's only ever general strike, the major federation for organised labour in Britain must learn to be more effective.
Getting the message across.
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How do you keep the sympathy of people whose lives you are making more difficult?
Deliveroo couriers scored a win this week after strike action helped them get their old pay rate back.
The Deliveroo strike shows even gig workers can find ways to push back if they feel they are being underpaid.
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How the rise and fall of coal mining is central to fully understanding modern Britain.
Air France directors weren't the only ones left exposed, after protests over jobs turned violent.
How can workers fight for higher wages in today’s economy?
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The chorus chanting 'America needs a raise!' will undoubtedly grow as Labor Day approaches. They're not wrong, but America needs more than that.
Front doors closed as indefinite strike continues.
The debate about museums as businesses is in danger of trumping defences of museums and galleries as public institutions.
Steam power. Do railway unions have a unique advantage in pay deals?
The RMT's successful negotiation will be envied, but the union has advantages few of its peers can rival as bargaining power is slowly diluted.
A thing of the past?
The threat of a strike can cause trepidation among the public - but where would we be without them?
State-owned companies such as the power utility Eskom are a drain on the economy
After a decade of narrowing fiscal deficits, South Africa has borrowed heavily since 2009 to support the economy. The debt pile exposes the country to the risk of a sell-off by foreign bond holders
François Hollande and education minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (right), have come under fire.
A chorus of teachers, unions and French intellectuals have criticised reforms in lower secondary school.
Stopped in its tracks.
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The bank holiday strikes may cause transport chaos, but they'll pack a big punch for industry workers.
Are pay disputes making Putin sweat?
While Russia faces global disapproval over its role in Ukraine, president Vladimir Putin has trouble brewing at home. A shared sense of nationalist fervour had helped to underpin an approval rating that…
What’s our future?
Since the election of the coalition government in 2010, the UK has experienced a series of initiatives to reform the structure, funding and operation of the public sector. Under the umbrella of economic…
David Cameron: taking a hard line on trade union action.
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The Tory manifesto pledge to change the law on strike ballots are more radical than any of those introduced by Margaret Thatcher. If the government is re-elected and the proposals become law, industrial…