A more militant future for the British trade union movement?

Plan to form super-union no threat to us, says TUC chief - some have speculated that a new super-union (formed from AMICUS, GMB, and TGWU unions), which is due to be formed in January 2007, could walk away from the TUCespecially if it considers the umbrella organisation to be too tame. Could we be seeing a split in the British labour movement that emulates in many ways how some US unions are preparing to break away from their national movement?

Want some help setting up a union-based website for your workplace, or just a means to exchange views on work-related matters? Then visit the E-unions website.

View the New Statesman's 2006 Trade Union Guide.

Want some dignity at work? - a visually entertaining, yet poignant way of highlighting the problems with achieving an acceptable level of dignity at work.

Workers' strain injuries 'rising' - The number of people suffering from work-related repetitive strain injuries is increasing, according to research.

A little late on this story - Union stages Ashes demonstration - A protest at the treatment of security staff has been held outside the Oval cricket ground to coincide with the last Ashes test. The GMB union accuses Recruit Event Services, which supplies stewards and guards for major sporting events, of bullying and harassing workers.

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