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highlands against austerity—some 250 activists and trade unionists marched against the Tories in Inverness last Sunday. Another demo is set for Fort William on 8 August

highlands against austerity—some 250 activists and trade unionists marched against the Tories in Inverness last Sunday. Another demo is set for Fort William on 8 August (Pic: Nicolas Vanlabeke)


Luton opposes Britain First demo

A united mobilisation of anti-fascists, trade unionists and representatives from several Luton mosques confronted Britain First in Luton last Saturday. It was organised by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) 

Veterans Against Britain First also joined them. 

About 100 joined the protest. People in Luton have lost patience with the cops facilitating marches of organised racists and fascists.

Dave Barnes


Nazi arrested over Antisemitic protest

Nazi Joshua Bonehill was arrested for inciting racial hatred last week ahead of an Antisemitic demonstration planned in the Golders Green area of north London on Saturday of this week.

UAF plans a counter mobilisation. Thousands have signed a petition slamming the Nazis’ plans to protest. 

See uaf.org.uk for more info


Lawyers to strike against Gove’s cuts

New Tory justice minister Michael Gove is facing a crisis as lawyers plan to strike against severe cuts to legal aid.

Over 100 barristers and solicitors met in Liverpool last week to decide to stop accepting legal aid work when new pay rates come into force on Wednesday of this week.

Since then other legal firms in England and Wales have followed suit and the action could affect up to 9,000 lawyers. Courts could grind to a halt if a national strike goes ahead.


Housing protests hit Manchester

Housing campaigners in Manchester protested outside the Chartered Institute of Housing conference on Thursday of last week where Tory housing minister Brandon Lewis addressed housing association bosses.

A rally also took place outside the city court on Monday of this week. The council was seeking injunctions to remove a camp of homelessness protesters in the city’s St Ann’s Square and another camp in Castlefield.


Strike vote on pay for Indesit drivers

More than 200 drivers and warehouse staff are being balloted for strikes at kitchen appliance manufacturer Indesit. 

If they walk out it could disrupt thousands of deliveries across Britain.

The Unite union members are demanding better pay after years of below inflation deals. They are also fighting a cut to redundancy pay.

The ballot is set to close on Tuesday of next week.


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Tue 30 Jun 2015, 16:20 BST
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