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As NHS workers prepare to strike, health workers told Tomáš Tengely-Evans that funding cuts and privatisation are driving deep anger across the service—and a greater willingness to fight
Organising to fight state repression was the theme of the Defend the Right to Protest national conference last Saturday. Some 200 people came to the event at the Soas university campus in central London.
Cleaners in the RMT union at London’s Waterloo station struck for 24 hours, outsourced cleaners in the Unison union at Birkbeck University won better terms and conditions
A leaked memo has revealed that bosses in HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) plan to seriously undermine the PCS union, which represents 50,000 HMRC workers.
Around 1,000 people came to a meeting in Tower Hamlets, east London, on Wednesday of last week.
The rotten pay proposal cooked up by leaders of the Unison, GMB and Unite union leaderships has now settled the dispute with local government employers.
With the 'Fake Sheikh' in the news, this article from our 2014 archive is well worth re-visiting
Defence support group (DSG) workers struck at Ministry of Defence (MoD) bases across Britain this week.
Tory fire minister Penny Mordaunt sent out a letter last week attacking firefighters’ strikes and refusing to change her position over pensions.
Residents of the New Era housing estate in Hackney, east London, could face eviction before Christmas, because landlords plan a massive rent hike.
Ukip hopes to win its second MP when a by-election takes place in Rochester and Strood, Kent, on Thursday of this week.
Did a Tory MP murder a young boy during an “abuse party” in the 1980s? A victim of sexual abuse, who claims to know of three murders linked to an establishment child sex abuse ring, has made the shocking allegations.
One in four rapes goes unrecorded by police in England and Wales, an investigation into crime figures has suggested.
Only 62 percent of jobs full time | Charity probes target Muslims | Council passes boycott motion
A former superintendent on duty during the Hillsborough football disaster has denied that he could have done more to help fans trapped in a crush.
Some 550 trade unionists and anti-austerity activists attended the Unite the Resistance (UtR) conference in central London last Saturday.
The political establishment is still reeling from the turmoil created by the Yes campaign in Scotland.
Up to 500 people protested outside Glasgow City Council on Wednesday of last week to defend the Glasgow Association of Mental Health (GAMH).
Lecturers at the north Ayrshire campus of the recently merged Ayrshire College struck on Tuesday of this week following an 86 percent vote for action.
Thousands of students marched on parliament to demand free education today, Wednesday, on a noisy demonstration against fees and cuts.
Defence Support Group (DSG) workers took their fourth consecutive day of strikes today, Thursday, demanding an 8 percent pay rise.
Workers in the Unite union struck for four days this week at Ministry of Defence bases around Britain. They work for the Defence Support Group, repairing and maintaining military equipment.
Now there is no doubt. We have to take the threat of Ukip very seriously and the left has to get its act together. We need more resistance to Ukip and austerity, and a united left.
NHS workers in nine different unions across England walked out on strike from 7am to 11am this morning, Monday.
Up to 500,000 health workers struck for four hours across England today, Monday.
Orgreave campaigners picket IPPC | Solidarity protest with Palestinians | Debates at Left Unity conference | Hull march against NHS privatisation | Ballot at Anglian Water | Protest against cuts in Trafford
The GMB union suspended an all-out strike by recycling workers in Sheffield, south Yorkshire, for two weeks on Tuesday of last week.
Workers at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in South Humberside walked out unofficially. Also: HTC Plant crane drivers vote on new offer, Blacklist protesters block Carrington building site
Also: Fight to keep the pressure on university bosses in USS pension dispute
Some 40 Britain First fascists were humiliated in Rochester, Medway last Saturday.
The right wing press has attacked union rep Julie Davies.
An attack on a Jerusalem synagogue today, Tuesday, provoked outrage among politicians and in the media.
Alvin Major is a KFC worker from Brooklyn, New York City. He spoke to Socialist Worker about the wave of resistance he has been organising with other fast food workers for better pay and rights at work.
World leaders shook hands a lot last week, with the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) conference in Beijing, China.
The crisis caused by the expulsion of South Africa’s biggest union, Numsa, from the Cosatu federation continues to grow.
The military in Burkina Faso, west Africa, handed control to an interim civilian government on Monday of this week.
Youth worker Dean Ryan looks behind the headlines to show how capitalism pushes young people to crime
Alex Callinicos looks at the reasons for the electoral crisis Labour and the other main parties have found themselves in
We should celebrate the radical left’s breakthroughs in Europe, argues Dave Sewell. But we still need to organise to change not just the politicians, but the whole system
Shift work is putting the health of millions of people in danger with regular reports detailing the risks. Raymie Kiernan spoke to workers whose body clocks are driven haywire by relentless rotas
The film of The Imitation Game describes Alan Turing’s struggle against the British state to break a code and conceal his sexuality, writes Nick Clark
“Lads’ comedian” Daniel O’Reilly—better known as Dapper Laughs—specialises in a particularly disgusting brand of sexist comedy.
Salford alternative band Shoshin are releasing a new single, All for US; and new play United We Stand looks at the story of the “Shrewsbury 24” pickets.
Where has all the talk of recovery gone? David Cameron says “red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global economy”.
The current outbreaks of bird flu in Yorkshire and the Netherlands may or may not develop into a threat to humans.
Readers' views on the Scottish left, the offensive Bob Geldof, freedom riders on trial, Catalan independence and protesting students
The week's news in their own words
The Troublemaker looks into banking, Downing Street, politically correct spies and criminal choc theft
A new report has exposed how ‘facts’ about immigration have been twisted to paint migrants as a burden