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It is possible to refuse to go back to work. Teachers in the NEU union have said it clearest. They’ve laid out five tests that have to be met before they can agree it’s safe to open schools.
New film Planet of the Humans could damage the environmental movement
Medway trades union council organised a drive-by this week to show solidarity with eight suspended bin workers.
This week we are encouraged to celebrate VE Day, which marked an end to the bloody fighting of the Second World War in Europe on 8 May 1945.
Activists have taken their anger at the climate crisis straight to one of the drivers of the ecological catastrophe
Trade unionists and campaigners are staging a day of action to demand “no return to unsafe workplaces”.
Some international students are “starving” during the coronavirus lockdown, a charity has warned. And new research published this week shows that Asian students have also suffered an increase in racism.
Some of the world’s most high-profile polluters are faltering in the coronavirus crisis. And already, it seems like good news for the environment.
Workers fear unemployment and poverty if the Tories slash the Job Retention Scheme
Boris Johnson has opened the door to herd people back to work before it is safe. But widespread support for keeping the lockdown stopped him from going as far as he wanted in his speech on Sunday night.
Parents and school workers have reacted with fear and fury to Boris Johnson’s announcement that schools could start to reopen from next month.
Black people are four times more likely to die from coronavirus than whites, according to the Office for National Statistic (ONS).Fresh figures, published last week, showed black women are 4.3 times more likely to die and black men are 4.2 times more likely
Labour has provoked a backlash from its own members after betraying both tenants and victims of India’s hard right government.
The Tory push to end the lockdown will hit those in low-paid, insecure work hardest.
Distribution workers at a Unilever plant in Merseyside are gearing up for strikes after bosses dismissed a union rep.
Firefighters have attacked the government and building owners as a parliamentary committee’s cladding survey highlighted widespread safety failings.
Medical couriers that transport Covid-19 samples on behalf of NHS pathology contractor The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) are to ballot for strikes.
Workers in low-paid and manual jobs are up to four times more likely to die of coronavirus, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Homeless people are being arrested and charged under coronavirus legislation.
Nigeria in west Africa is emerging from lockdown in a climate of authoritarian state rule and continuing fears about coronavirus.
The French government tried to reopen schools on Monday in the teeth of opposition from parents, students, teachers and scientists.
Germany—hailed as one of the “success stories” in controlling coronavirus—was one of many European countries to ease its lockdown restrictions last week.
In May 1970 cops opened fire at black students resisting US imperialism. Socialist Worker looks at the forgotten killings at Jackson State
The bank of England’s latest monetary policy report is a classic example of bad news and good news. The bad news is that the British economy will shrink by 14 percent this year.
For many, lockdown will affect their mental wellbeing. Iain Ferguson and Sarah Bates explore why mental distress is linked to the social system that we live in.
How would a society that has had a revolution deal with pandemics? A glimpse comes from Russia in 1917. The working class, headed by the Bolshevik party, took power in a revolution there in October. Immediately, they had to deal with waves of disease sweeping large parts of Europe.
It’s not the first film of the MeToo era but it exposes both the mundane and horrifying realities of abuse by powerful men well
A love for music and the community it can create is at the centre of Soul Boy
People crowding onto public transport this week were mocked as sheep with a death-wish by some on social media.
I first encountered Neil Davidson, who has died at the tragically early age of 62, when he spoke at the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) Paisley branch in the early 1990s.
As a support worker I have seen recently the outpouring of affection and respect lavished upon us “key workers”.
More than 8,000 more people have died at home since the start of the coronavirus crisis than would have done in normal times.