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Labour movement

United for 2008

2007 brought some grounds for optimism amongst those involved in resisting attacks on local services and on workplace terms and condi- tions. PN asked some grassroots Scottish union activists for a personal view of the year and their hopes for the future.


Paul Mason, 'Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global'

Harvill Secker, 2007; ISBN 0 4362 0615 3; 320pp; £12.99


Rare wildcat spotted

Until the May elections, the existence of a presence in the Scottish parliament of both a united left party and the greens (with six and four seats respectively) had been presented by commentators

Oilworkers oppose oil law

The Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) is a 26,000 member-strong trade union based in the south of Iraq, which is also organising in the centre and north of Iraq.

Campaign Profile: No Sweat

No Sweat is an activist,campaigning organisation, fighting sweatshop bosses, in solidarity with workers, worldwide. Sweatshop labour is modern global capitalism stripped bare.

Duzo Ciezko Tesco - Every little hurts

There were solidarity pickets outside Tesco stores up and down Britain on 4 August after two Polish agency workers were sacked.

Noisy, muted, massive or microscopic?

While May Day might have been a relatively muted post-Iraq war affair in much of northern Europe and the US, across Latin America hundreds of thousands took to the streets to highlight and

Mayday Worldwide

A brief round-up of May Day events from around the world.