Left Unity – who holds the leaders to account? | Socialist Unity Left Unity may have joined the list of far left parties that fail to hold their own leaders to account, suggests Andy Newman. Though more facts are needed to judge the party's principal speaker accused of mistreating employees, does that excuse the treatment of those asking questions about the issue?
Workers Against Israel | Jacobin Nothing is more crucial to the success of BDS than the movement’s relationship with organized labour, says Kumar s Salehi. And BDS is certainly gaining ground un the US as well as Britain
Outsourced hotel chambermaids at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme are celebrating a significant wage increase, and inspiring their colleagues in other luxury hotels. The agreement follows a four-day strike for better wages and working conditions that begun on September 19. The agreement covers 80 chambermaids, porters and maintenance staff and brings monthly wage increases from 380 to 420 euros. […]
The Spanish economy, no sooner declared one of the bright spots in the Eurozone economy, is again struggling. The Eurozone’s fourth largest economy grew at its fastest pace in six years in the second quarter (the third consecutive quarter of growth) but this week the Bank of Spain sounded pessimistic, pointing to a slow down in […]
It is difficult to conceive that those responsible for the crisis, implementing measures that created the crisis, are the answer to it. Yet they’ll have us believe these are the lessons from the Swedish elections. Is this so, asks Francisco Louçã A little over a week ago, the Swedish elections produced a slim majority for a […]
No sector in Italy has been more ‘reformed’ than the labour market. Yet there’s talk of the need for reforms every day, as if labour rules had remained unchanged for a century. Carlo Clericetti on why PM Matteo Renzi should desist from his Jobs Act It is repeated in almost every newscast: “structural reforms”, especially of the […]
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