Pins and Needles is without doubt the most radical musical to hit Broadway. It was a musical revue sponsored by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) and the cast was drawn from its members.
Oil workers have shut down all France’s refineries, dockers and railworkers have walked out againts a new labour law, while “Nuit Debout” protestors are in the streets, and the government is stirring up racism to try to divert the anger. John Mullen reports from France
It’s been an interesting fortnight since the 10 July public sector strike, when around 1.5 million council workers, teachers, civil servants, firefighters, Transport for London staff and others walked out for the day.
In solidarity with the 1.5 million public sector workers who are set to strike against pay freezes, pension cuts and austerity measures on Thursday 10 July, here are two videos with footage of the 1926 General Strike.