Dated: 19 May 2015
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A wave of defiance against Tory austerity is punching through the shock of David Cameron’s victory.
Delegates to the firefighters FBU union conference in Blackpool last week debated the way forward for the union in the wake of the general election.
Kingsley Burrell’s family is demanding a public inquiry into his death after an inquest jury ruled that police restraint and neglect contributed to his death.
Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh died in police custody in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on Sunday 3 May.
The Hillsborough inquests heard evidence relating to the youngest victim of the disaster, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, last week.
Bosses at the National Gallery in central London have sacked leading PCS union activist Candy Udwin. This is a major attack on a high-profile trade unionist and a serious assault on union rights.
Protesters marched through the centre of Bolton last Saturday in support of two sacked university workers.
CalMac ferry workers fight to defend conditions | Globe theatre staff walkout over pay | Coordinated action looms at BBC | Freedom Riders come up trumps | Manchester students occupy over Tory plans | LGSM put the politics back into Birmingham Pride
Workers at London Metropolitan University were set to strike on Thursday of this week against bosses’ plans to axe 165 jobs.
A threatened strike by UCU union members on Thursday of last week at City and Islington College forced bosses to back down over compulsory redundancies.
Strikers shut Small Heath school in Birmingham on Wednesday of last week in protest at plans to turn it into an academy. The walkout involved ATL, NASUWT and NUT union members.
The UCU union’s annual congress takes place this weekend as the new Tory government signals further assaults on services and working conditions.
Glasgow homelessness caseworkers called for mass pickets involving other Glasgow City Council workers, Unison union members and stewards on Wednesday of this week.
A Royal Navy sailor has warned that the Trident missile system is a “disaster waiting to happen”.
The indefinite strike by porters at Ninewells and Royal Victoria hospitals in Dundee is going strong as it enters its seventh week.
Crisis created insecure jobs, Travellers beat Wetherspoon, Coulson in court, fury at Charles meeting
A group of protesters, including cleaners from the Barbican arts centre, stormed into the central London venue demanding the London Living Wage (LLW) last Saturday.
The civil service workers’ PCS union held its national and group conferences in Brighton this week. They were ongoing as Socialist Worker went to press, set to run from Monday to Thursday of this week.
Delegates to the firefighters’ FBU union conference in Blackpool last week debated the way forward for the union.
Workers at ITV struck for 24 hours on Thursday of last week in a fight for fair pay.
Workers at Tory-run Bromley Council in south London held a council-wide strike on Tuesday of this week. It coincided with the end of a seven-day strike by staff in passenger services and by care workers.
Labour and the union leaders seem determined not to learn the lessons of defeat, writes Simon Basketter
The odious Tory justice secretary Michael Gove is in charge of replacing the Human Rights Act with a “British Rights Act”.
New business secretary Sajid Javid said curbing trade unions’ power would be a “priority” in the Queen’s Speech on 27 May.
The Tories’ latest attack on health workers’ pay could provoke a massive backlash from the unions.
Up to 25,000 workers at Network Rail were set to strike across Britain next week in the first national rail strike for 20 years, writes Raymie Kiernan
Workers at London Metropolitan University struck today, Thursday, against bosses’ plans to axe 165 jobs.
National Gallery workers were defiant as they began a new ten day strike today, Tuesday.
Cops cleared of deaths in France | Egypt to execute former president | Turkish walkout stops car plants
Greece’s state broadcaster ERT is set to officially return on Monday of next week—two years after its closure. This is a victory for workers who occupied ERT and operated it under workers’ control.
The British government is leading a European Union (EU) plan to stop migrants coming across the Mediterranean by launching military strikes.
The new Tory minister for disabled people is against protecting benefits for cancer patients and disabled children.
Dave Sewell explains why the trade union bureaucracy still trails after the Labour Party despite being let down by Labour time after time since the party was founded
The E17 Arts Trail is a chance for artists and designers in Waltham Forest to show their work.
A new film We Are Many looks back at the 15 February 2003 protests against the invasion of Iraq. Its director Amir Amirani spoke to Socialist Worker
An appeal for unity on the left from the Socialist Workers Party
The vibrant protests and mass meetings against the Tories during the last week should inspire us all.
Anti-racists everywhere will be delighted to see the racist party Ukip in turmoil. First its leader Nigel Farage had a very public spat with his only remaining MP Douglas Carswell.
Socialists and trade unionists in Dumfries and Galloway were saddened to hear of the death of Terry Stewart, formerly of Serendipity bookshop in Dumfries.
Ray Davies, from Llanbradach, South Wales, died on 7 May aged 85. He was a passionate working class fighter, socialist and campaigner throughout his life.
Readers respond to the general election and its aftermath
The week in quotes
Cops predict violence, Ukip leaders fall out, tobacco's great for MPs and the Lib Dems plan to 'rebrand'