YCL Statement on Brexit

Leaving the EU is in itself no defeat, or victory, but it does open up the possibility of the latter, in a way a remain vote never could. It was a victory for Democracy against an institution that is fundamentally anti-democratic. The vote demonstrates that many diverse working-class areas voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU […]

Young Trade Unionists Can Drive the Movement Forward

RMT Young Members is doing vital work to protect vulnerable youths from their employers, explains George Waterhouse, former YCL General Secretary,  president of RMT Young Members in a feature in the Morning Star

First anniversary rally for the victims of the May 2, Odessa attack

Yesterday the Young Communist League (YCL) was amongst those commemorating the victims of the fascist attack on the House of Trade Unions in Odessa, Ukraine one year ago. 42 people – including communists, trade unionists and antifascists – were killed in the premeditated massacre by fascists in support of the new Kiev regime on May […]

No Remembrance March for Ukrainian War Nazis!

Veterans of Hitler’s SS and their supporters are marching this Sunday, 16 November 2014 to the cenotaph in London, in commemoration, they claim, of Ukraine’s fallen ‘in all wars’. By commemorating the fallen of ‘all wars’, they explicitly include those who fought with Hitler’s Wehrmacht and SS in Ukraine, as well as far-right and neo-Nazi paramilitaries […]

Day of Action for Public Ownership

The YCL fully supports this day of action called for by Bring Back British Rail, We Own It, Action For Rail and All on Board. The re-nationalistion of Britain’s railways has widespread majority support across Britain, it would allow us to rebuild an efficient public transport system, ran for people not for profit, and an important first step […]

TUC Young Workers Conference 2014

RMT activist and shop steward, YCL member and former General Secretary George Waterhouse reports back (in a personal capactiy) from the TUC Young Workers Conference 2014. George highlights the political task facing communists within our own unions on key areas such as the EU, nationalisation and even aspects of austerity. George also notes the lack of […]

Bob Crow: A Great Champion of the Workers

Responding to news about the death of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow, Communist Party General Secretary Robert Griffiths said:  ‘The left and the labour movement have lost a great champion of workers and their families across the world. Bob was a deeply committed and principled socialist who fought as hard for the working class as […]

No2EU: Yes to workers’ rights Gears Up for May European Elections

The No2EU campaign, which the Communist Party is a member of and which the YCL supports, is gearing up for the EU elections this coming May. It has published a a useful short pamphlet summarising its arguments with an introduction by RMT general secretary Bob Crow He writes that  25 years after then European Commission president Jacques […]

Stop the cuts on the London Underground – every job matters!

The YCL condemns the vicious assault on London Underground workers and the Underground Service. These cuts are ideologically driven and will only serve to damage the service, increase risks to safety and throw one thousand workers on the scrap heap. The YCL extends solidarity and support to the RMT, TSSA and ASLEF in this struggle. […]