Dated: 11 Jun 2011
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The Tory–Lib Dem government is fighting a war with workers.
"If they go on strike, the only people they are going to hurt are the people of Doncaster."
Former workers at the Chevron oil refinery in Pembroke, South Wales, have described the plant as a "time bomb" after a blast killed four workers and seriously hurt a fifth last week.
The EIS will hold its conference this week amid anger at how the leadership of the Scottish teachers’ union is opposing attacks on education.
The national co-ordinating committee of the United Left (UL), Unite the union’s broad left, is set to meet on Saturday.
Israeli soldiers murdered 23 people last Sunday during protests against its occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights. They injured another 350 protesters.
Syrian security forces mutinied in the northern town of Jisrash Shugur on Monday.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has moved in on Egypt. It has agreed a $3 billion loan with the military council government.
Unite union members at the Fujitsu IT company in Crewe are to ballot for strikes in defence of local activist Alan Jenney.
There were young and old, men and women at the meeting.
Lecturers in north London celebrated on Monday of this week after management lifted threats to impose compulsory redundancies.
Students, young people and workers are fighting the criminalisation of dissent.
The GMB union congress meeting in Brighton was clear in its opposition to the austerity measures of the government.
Nottingham City Homes staff are accusing the company of racial discrimination after being suspended for varying lengths of time—from five months to 15 months—on full pay.
GMB union members at DBC Foodservices in Ayrshire are set to strike for five days against a host of imposed changes to their working conditions.
Hundreds of thousands of workers are preparing to turn Thursday 30 June into a major day of resistance against the Tories.
Striking workers in Southampton will rally on Monday of next week as they escalate their action against pay cuts.
Thousands of low-paid workers could drop out of public sector pension schemes if the Tories increase their contributions.
Over 17,000 council workers in Birmingham and Doncaster are voting on whether to strike against the cuts.
Royal Mail appears to have backed down in the fight over job losses in London—at least temporarily.
More than 350 PCS and Unite union members at the Equality and Human Rights Commission walked out for an hour on Monday in a bid to save their service.
Bosses have agreed to talks in the dispute over conditions of Jobcentre Plus call centres.
More than 50,000 workers in tax offices across Britain were set to strike this week against a draconian new sickness absence policy imposed by management.
The left has made some gains in the elections for the Unison union’s national executive council.
University of Sheffield More than 700 low paid workers at the University of Sheffield struck against pension cuts on Thursday of last week.
More than 30,000 elderly and sick people could be left homeless after ruthless City speculators plunged Southern Cross, Britain’s largest care homes firm, into chaos.
Cleaners, porters and domestics working for Medirest in Southampton are set to strike for seven days next week in a battle over pay and conditions.
Bin collectors in Brighton refused to do extra shifts on Saturday of last week because of attacks on their working conditions.
Bus drivers at National Express East Dock Street depot in Dundee are battling attacks on their contracts.
Some 200 people joined a protest against legal aid cuts in Hastings last week.
More than 120 people attended a People’s Assembly in Liverpool last Saturday.
Privatisation rains chaos on ordinary people while bosses grab billions. That’s what the care homes crisis shows.
The Tories are backing a new, private university that plans to charge students an astonishing £18,000 a year.
The cabinet’s millionaires are stepping up their war on the poor by forcing benefit claimants to work for no money.
Workers’ wages have stagnated or fallen since 1978 while top earners’ pay has soared, a TUC report has found.
Four police officers were cleared last week of assaulting Babar Ahmad during an early morning raid on his home.
Postal workers’ reps say they won’t be intimidated by rumours that Royal Mail plans to slash 40,000 jobs over the next five years.
Anti-fascists are planning a national demonstration as the racist English Defence League (EDL) threatens to march in east London.
Around 200 women, men and children joined the Cardiff Slutwalk last Saturday.
Construction unions Unite, Ucatt and the GMB have all rejected a pay rise put forward by building bosses.
Esol protests planned Campaigners to defend English for Speakers of Other Languages (Esol) are preparing for two mass protests in London later this month.
Opposition to government cuts ran through GMB congress.
A major theme of GMB congress has been the union’s relationship to Labour.
Postal workers in Islington, north London, are celebrating after an unofficial walkout this morning (Thursday) forced Royal Mail to reinstate a suspended colleague.
Hundreds of thousands of teachers will strike to stop the Tories’ assault on pensions.
Former political prisoner and Black Panther Geronimo Pratt died last week aged 63. He is believed to have died of natural causes in Tanzania where he had settled and worked as a human rights activist.
The protests sweeping Spain are reaching a crucial point. In the capital, Madrid, arguments rage about what to do next.
The Zimbabwean state has dropped the most serious charges against six activists who faced the death penalty for treason.
The Socialist Party in Portugal became the latest victim of the economic crisis when it was defeated in last Sunday’s general election. The right wing Social Democratic Party won 38.7 percent of the votes.
Hundreds of refugees from Libya were left to drown by Nato ships, survivors told Socialist Worker.
Huge crowds celebrated on the streets of Yemen last Sunday after president Ali Abdullah Saleh fled to Saudi Arabia—saying he needed medical treatment.
The latest E coli outbreak has already claimed the lives of 22 people and infected more than 2,000 people across the world.
Most care workers want to help others and make a difference to people’s lives.
‘On a magic night, just like in Argentina, we will see which one of the politicians will make it first to the helicopter."
The world can be a bad place to be a woman. Women make up a staggering 70 percent of the world’s poor. Being female shapes every aspect of women’s lives—from things like work, housing, health and education to our most intimate relationships.
There is a rising tide of struggle internationally. This kind of generalisation is not easy to make because the struggle is always at different levels and taking different forms in different countries.
George Osborne’s sneering smile said it all as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) heaped praise upon his economic vision for Britain this week.
Home secretary Theresa May this week announced plans to make the government’s Prevent programme even more draconian.
Comrades will be saddened to hear that Glenys Moore died on 24 May after a two-year battle with cancer.
Slashing benefits is making people ill As a former NHS staff nurse, I am deeply concerned and angry about the government’s predisposition to targeting the most vulnerable members of society.
‘Shoplifting for food. That is one of the real changes because of the economic situation’Police chief superintendent Keith Hunter on how the recession has affected crime rates