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Coming disputes include firefighters, council workers, hospital staff and teachers, reports Charlie Kimber
Workers at Lambeth College call an indefinite strike against nasty new contracts, reports Sadie Robinson
Teachers are gearing up for walkouts after the NUT union overwhelmingly backed more strikes at its conference last month.
Care workers in Neath Port Talbot, south Wales, were set to strike on Tuesday of next week. They face attacks on jobs and conditions—and a pay cut of up to 16 percent.
Doncaster Care UK workers were set to start a two-week strike on Monday of next week. It’s an escalation of their ongoing dispute against attacks on terms and conditions.
Shop staff in the PCS union working for the British Museum Company (BMC) struck for the first time ever on Friday of last week against a 1 percent pay offer.
Two anti-fracking camps at sites where gas firms were carrying out exploratory drilling have packed up.
Hype over a ‘Muslim plot’ to take over schools is part of a broader racist attack, writes Judith Orr
Insults about the Hillsborough disaster and attacks on Liverpool football fans were posted on a Wikipedia page from Whitehall computers.
Lecturers’ pay vote due
A noisy mass of people gathered in Barnsley train station on Monday of this week for their fifth “Freedom Ride”.
People who have been unemployed for more than two years face punishing new rules from Monday of this week.
Less money for new jobs, cuts mean less food safety, academies skip nutrition targets, BP dividends are rising
Low paid workers at Picturehouse’s Ritzy cinema in Brixton, south London, were set to strike on Thursday of this week from 6.30pm.
Trade unionists and campaigners demonstrated across Britain to mark Workers’ Memorial Day on Monday of this week, including 150 in London, to highlight deaths at work.
Some 800 workers attended the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) annual conference in Bournemouth this week.
When Ukip’s Nigel Farage went on a speaking tour last week, anti-racists gave him the welcome he deserved.
Around 1,000 people turned out on the rainy streets of Brighton last Sunday to humiliate a sorry and soggy bunch of racists on their annual March for England.
May Day marches to mark International Workers’ Day were set to take place around Britain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week, and Monday of next.
Some 75 people attended the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)’s Housing For All rally in Haringey, north London on Thursday of last week.
Nearly 500 workers at EDF energy firm were set to strike on Tuesday and Thursday of next week over pay. They are members of the Unite union, and include workers who fix and install electricity meters.
Action by pathologists at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading has been postponed for two weeks while pathologists consider a deal.
The hearing of suspended Unite union rep Bryan Kennedy at One Housing Group in London has been postponed due to illness.
Firefighters in England and Wales were set to walk out over the bank holiday weekend in a row over Tory attacks on their pensions.
The union Unison is to ballot 600,000 of its local government members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for strikes over pay.
‘We’ve only just got started. The last thing I want to do is give up this job’
Bosses at Lambeth College have been granted an injunction against an all-out strike due to begin tomorrow, Thursday.
Workers at Lambeth College are on strike today,Thursday, against hated new contracts. The UCU union members had planned to begin an indefinite strike today. But bosses got an injunction to stop them, so a one day walkout went ahead instead.Pickets gathered at all of the South London college's sites this morning. It was clear that the injunction hasn't demoralised people but it's made some more determined to fight.
Firefighters across England and Wales walked out on strike today, Friday, to defend their pensions.
An Egyptian court handed out death sentences to 683 Muslim Brotherhood supporters on Monday of last week, and the government has banned the revolutionary youth April 6 Movement
Israel has pulled out of the latest round of talks with Palestinians.
British planes add to Ukraine sabre rattling | Shoe strike hits China’s bosses | Peasants blockade Colombian roads | May Day general strike in Greece
John Parrington argues that recent allegations of fraud in stem cell research show the distorting influence of capitalism
When Liberal MP for Rochdale Sir Cyril Smith died in 2010, Nick Clegg described him as “one of the most likeable politicians of his day”.
Irvin Jim, head of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, and Dali Mpofu of the Economic Freedom Fighters, speak to Socialist Worker's Ken Olende
As Ukip continues to rise, Socialist Worker examines how mainstream parties have created room for it to grow—and how Labour’s complacency could come back to bite it
Illness turned Henri Matisse from painter to pioneer of collage. His cut-outs come alive in a landmark exhibition at Tate Modern, says Peter Robinson
The Silver Tassie is Irish socialist playwright Sean O’Casey’s late-1920s assault on the degrading effect of war. O’Casey was concerned with those at the blunt end of war.
The Rest Just Follows and Fargo
Millions of Londoners were left in no doubt about the power of workers this week, as Tube strikes plunged Europe’s biggest city into chaos.
A 15 year old student stabbed teacher Ann Maguire to death at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds on Monday of this week.
Parents and staff are angry at the racist scare in Birmingham's schools | Stop the seafaring bosses setting sail for danger | The truth about the royals' Australian holiday | Online videos keep up the struggle in Saudi Arabia | Cuts mean a worse diet | March for the health service | Stop the Tory welfare war | No cash for flood scheme? | Don’t believe Tory pay hype
Bankers are still raking it in.
Big Pharma bosses are aiming to get richer from the high prices they charge for drugs that could prolong cancer patients’ lives, reports Dave Sewell