Where is the trade union movement going?

From teachers, doctors, and nurses; to dockers, bus drivers, and rail workers: the last year has seen a reawakening of the organised working class in Britain, with levels of industrial activity not seen since the 1980s.

More recently, this strike wave has begun to ebb. Nevertheless, with the crisis of capitalism deepening, it is clear that the class struggle is only going to sharpen and intensify in the months and years ahead.

In this talk, Dylan Cope will examine the disputes that have broken out over the past year. These have led to inspiring victories and disappointing defeats. Both equally provide important lessons about the demands and strategy required across the labour movement – and of the tasks facing militant activists in this epoch of class war.

Recommended reading: What strategy for the Left in the trade unions?

Further reading: May Day and the need for Marxist leadership

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