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The new jobs scheme announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Thursday reflects growing panic over the end of the furlough scheme, which closes on 31 October. However, it will not prevent surging unemployment in Britain or offer workers the protection they need.
Health workers are “physically and emotionally on their knees” as they prepare for a second wave of coronavirus.
The Tories were set to suffer a humiliating defeat in parliament this week over their handling of the coronavirus crisis. But they looked set to be saved by a speaker’s ruling.
Anti-racists are organising to show solidarity with refugees housed in a former military camp in Penally, near Tenby in West Wales.
Rehab workers in Wigan and Leigh working for We Are With You began the second round of their ten-day strike for equal pay on Monday.
Friday of last week marked the final day of engine production at Ford’s Bridgend plant in South Wales.
Tate gallery workers were set to protest on Wednesday of this week after more than a month on all-out strike.
Left activists in Unison are celebrating this week after scoring a fantastic result in the nominations for the Unison general secretary election.
Scottish FE lecturers in the EIS-FELA union are going into dispute over attempts by management to replace teaching with training. This will force lecturers on to instructor and assessor contracts.
Members of the UCU union at Heriot-Watt University based in Edinburgh are being balloted for strikes over compulsory job losses.
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has decided to uphold its decision not to prosecute 15 former British soldiers over the Bloody Sunday killings in Derry 48 years ago.
The project manager responsible for overseeing work on Grenfell Tower’s cladding system didn’t properly understand safety warnings, an inquiry has heard.
An asylum seeker in Glasgow is refusing to end a hunger strike until the Home Office allows him to stay in Britain.
Keir Starmer has sacked three Labour MPs for voting against a bill that protects British war criminals. It was the first sign that his new love of patriotism and security means defending Britain’s crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced another bailout package for bosses on Thursday as the coronavirus crisis deepens.
Protests have erupted across the US after the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor in March were not charged for her death.
An asylum seeker in Glasgow finished his hunger strike after the Home Office granted him limited leave to remain in Britain on Thursday. Abdul Safi stitched his lips shut and went on hunger strike on Monday in protest at 12 years of living in legal limbo.
Labour MPs, trade unionists, campaigners and socialists have joined forces to call for a “fightback across workplaces and communities to demand ordinary people won’t pay for the crisis”.
A long-running border dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan has flared up with some of the heaviest fighting in four years.
US Black Lives Matter protesters continue to take to the streets over the decision not to charge the cops with the murder of Breonna Taylor.
Students organised strikes and protests on a global day of action for the climate last week.
More and more coronavirus is reshaping politics
Thousands of people are isolating in student accommodation after a spate of virus outbreaks at universities. Students told Sophie Squire that they are being left without support—and slammed the ‘entirely predictable’ crisis
As Sir Michael O’Dwyer left the speakers’ table after his lecture for the East India Association in London 80 years ago, an Asian man rushed from the audience as if to greet him.
The virus has meant that mental health services are in crisis—Isabel Ringrose spoke to two health workers on the frontline
Keir Starmer is pushing a renewed right wing direction for Labour. Nick Clark looks at why that is, and examines how it’s old hat for the party that’s built on appeasement
Yuri Prasad rates a new compilation of David King’s work which shows how he influenced the revolutionary left—and the commercial world beyond it
David Tennant is brilliant as Nilsen, creating an unsettling, disturbing character
Capitalism keeps a tiny minority of people rich off the back of work that is done by the vast majority of people.
There was justified anger from the left in response to new government teaching guidelines that ban anti-capitalist teaching materials from classrooms.
When it was announced that the Tories would not reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) it felt like just another strike in the assault against trans people.
Undercover cops and MI5 spooks will be given explicit permission in law to commit criminal offences under new law introduced by the Tories.
The US is the richest country in the world, but has one of the worst responses to coronavirus. Sarah Bates looks at how a a broken system killed over 200,000