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    Unbalanced Britain: Work, Wages and Labour

    Since the crash of 2008 the dominance of corporate elites has remained largely unchanged and unchallenged. Instead we have seen ever-increasing pressure on wages and conditions of work, zero hours contracts and cuts to in-work benefits.

    The ILP’s second seminar in its Unbalanced Britain series on Saturday 14 March will explore the on-going changes in the labour market and work conditions, their political and social consequences and what is being done in response, both by campaigning groups and by the Labour Party.

Features

featuredimage The Case for Democratic Devolution

BARRY WINTER argues that regional devolution could play an important part in re-democratising and re-balancing society. In making the case for ...

featuredimage We Hold Up Our Pens in Hope not Hate

Yesterday’s terrible events in Paris, when 12 people lost their lives at the offices of the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, ...

featuredimage Labour Should Outlaw Zero-Hours Contracts

Labour’s opposition to zero-hours contracts is important and welcome, says ERNIE JACQUES. But the party’s approach is still far too ...

News

GMB Welcomes Labour’s Election Pledges

The GMB union has welcomed the Labour Party’s election pledges to put working people and trade unionists at the centre of the 2015 general election.

Events

Join the March for Homes

Thousands of Londoners will march on City Hall next Saturday (31 January) to demand an end to the housing crisis which is blighting the lives of many of the poorest people living in the capital.

Comment

Labour Needs to Push its Progressive Electoral Programme

HARRY BARNES has analysed Labour’s electoral programme and believes it starts to ‘open the door’ towards democratic socialism. He’s also provided a readable 16-part summary for those who haven’t yet ploughed through the 200-page document.

History

WWI: Down with the War!

On 6 August 1914, just nine days after the start of what came to be known as World War One, the ILP published a front page appeal in its weekly journal, Labour Leader, imploring the “workers of Great Britain” to unite with those across Europe and resist the government’s call to arms.