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Social media in disputes: learning from the electricians’ BESNA win

In any campaign the power of social media should not be underestimated. This became apparent during the construction workers BESNA dispute of 2011. Facebook groups such as “Sparks Against De-skilling and 35% Pay Cut” were set up and were used … Continue reading

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Migrant solidarity for a strong and democratic union

Activists want to organise workers, helping them realise their power in the workplace. The employers use every trick and device to prevent us from achieving the unity that allows us to achieve this aim. For example. racism exists within unions … Continue reading

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Keeping flexibility after a ballot, with members in control

When union members are asked to vote in an industrial action ballot, they want to know what action they are voting for. This presents a dilemma. Propose too little action at the start, and it might not be enough to … Continue reading

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