The NHS, like many other health systems, is still dealing with the effects of COVID-19 but the challenges it faces predate the pandemic.
The picket lines have brought surprising levels of success.
Striking pushes against the core capitalist dynamics also responsible for global warming.
From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, more unionised workforces from Europe to Aotearoa New Zealand fought hard to keep wages abreast with inflation. But it’s unlikely that could happen now.
The UK parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights has suggested changes to the strikes bill but even those may not go far enough.
Concerns about the credibility of pay review bodies could boost collective bargaining on worker pay.
Research shows household debt plays a role in workers’ deciding to strike.
Workers have gradually lost all powers to take industrial action when they feel conditions are unfair.
Recent price rises are not due to higher wages but supply-side issues including the war in Ukraine, the COVID pandemic and Brexit.
Indonesian worker protests about a new emergency regulation – issued suddenly in late 2022 to replace a controversial job creation law – look likely to continue ahead of the February 2024 election.
After engaging with the rail unions, the government should be more hands off when it comes to UK rail.
With real wages in many countries having been stagnant for years, the inflation surge has brought unions back to life.
Unions are calling on the government to negotiate on pay, here’s how it could mediate discussions between employers and unions.
With everyone from rail workers to civil servants going on strike over the winter, it’s hard to see this ending well.
Poor staffing means poor care, and poor care costs taxpayers more.
The inevitable consequence of a criminal justice system in crisis is people being wrongfully convicted. The media has a crucial role to play in monitoring the law.
Nigeria’s public university system has lost about 57 months to industrial action since 1999. This has implications for the future workforce.
Doing just the duties that your job requires has a long history in the labour movement.
Ongoing strike action by criminal barristers could disrupt trials until demands for better pay are met.
Firefighters are ringing the alarm about underfunding that’s potentially putting lives at risk. But can industrial law resolve those deeper issues?