Ania Skrzypek: Thank you very much for agreeing to contribute to this week’s dossier on the Next Left. We are delighted to have you with us, especially that the Labour Party is just after a very successful conference in Liverpool, is heading in the polls and under your leadership as a Chair has a new […]
All responsible political formations, which plan their actions in both the short- and long-term perspectives, encapsulate their strategies in certain time brackets which are marked by subsequent elections. Such momentum is also approaching in Poland, where in autumn 2023 there will be parliamentary elections. Lewica (the Left) aspires to play a key role. The compass […]
After a very long period of low inflation, the current cost-of-living crisis seems to have caught us just overnight. But has it really? Haven’t there been any early signs? How can we avoid having many people unable to heat their homes this winter, or even to pay their rent? And how is it possible to […]
The Danish Social Democrats gained the highest number of votes in 20 years, after a nail-biting count. An exit poll early on election night indicated a loss of six mandates, pointing to a loss of the majority for the ‘red bloc’. However, the final results at midnight were different. The ‘red bloc’ won 87 seats […]
We are living in complex times. There is a war in Europe, there is a cost-of-living crisis, there are rising inequalities and signs of growing social unrest. But these times are also a unique opportunity to write history, to try to serve a greater purpose, and to make a difference. And hence, while in just […]
Wages should never leave workers and their families living in poverty. However, that has been the reality for one in ten workers in Europe. The EU minimum wage directive is a step in the right direction for fairer wages across Europe. Nonetheless, this directive is not an end in itself. More work needs to be done to maximise its potential benefit and ensure that wages are collectively bargained. Collective bargaining is a collective benefit: it means better outcomes for workers, the economy and society as a whole.