We can only improve the lives of our members, like those planning stike action at McDonalds, through solidarity.
As is always the case with challenges such as this, it falls to Labour to make the political case for action. Because inevitably the Tories will revert back to their time honoured answer - people are on their own and can sink or swim accordingly.
The Tories have devolved the axe - Labour has to fight back, says Michael Chessum.
The Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside has died after a struggle against cancer.
2015 saw the third-highest number of incidents ever recorded in Britain - it should be a cause of national shame.
The lesson of the Marshall Plan is one we must re-learn today.
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Those who disagree with Tristram Hunt's proposal of an English parliament must suggest alternatives.
Kezia Dugdale's proposal rips up the traditional rules of politics - but you've got to admire her candour.
Most people want a home of their own - Labour should be the party to give them one.
Stephen Bush reviews Rosa Prince's biography of Jeremy Corbyn.