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Tory austerity is wrecking working class lives across Britain—and their latest assault will only make things worse.
Luxury hotel strike; NHS protest; Reclaim the Power direct action; Odeon workers; anti-racism day school
Coordinated walkout against cuts at London Met | Strike against closure at Lewisham and Southwark College | Protest against casualisation at Warwick University | Ballots at University of South Wales and Mid Cheshire College |
Around 250 people protested outside Downing Street against the Tories’ threats to human rights last Saturday.
Unison union rep Robert O’Donnell has been sacked by the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC).
Striking hospital porters from Dundee took their battle to be regraded to the Scottish parliament last week. They’re demanding action to end their nine-week all-out strike.
The funeral of a man who died following contact with police in Fife, Scotland, is set to take place this Sunday.
A leading activist in the NUJ journalists’ union at the Rotherham Advertiser in South Yorkshire has been targeted for redundancy.
Teachers in Lewisham, south east London, were celebrating a victory this week after threats to convert schools to academies were withdrawn. Also: teachers' strikes in Swansea and Newham
The outrage of England and Europe over Fifa corruption is hypocritical, writes Dave Sewell
Three women have come forward to allege that a former Liberal Democrat MP carried out abuse against them as girls.
Cleaners working for facilities firm Interserve on Docklands Light Railway (DLR) began a 48-hour strike on Wednesday of last week over pay and working conditions. Also: Tube workers fight rosters, strike on TransPennine Express
The RMT union suspended a planned strike at Network Rail after bosses made a new offer.
Engineering maintenance workers at door and lift firm Kone ended a strike on Monday of this week with a new agreement with management.
Workers in the Community union at Tata Steel plants across Britain have voted by almost 90 percent to strike in defence of their pensions.
Up to 400 people joined a demonstration outside Dungavel detention centre in Scotland last Saturday. The protest was called by the Scottish TUC (STUC).
Fresh inquests into the Hillsborough disaster heard evidence about 14 year old victim Adam Spearritt on Monday of this week.
Up to 600 Filipino health workers and supporters rallied outside the Daily Mail’s west London offices last Saturday, to defiant chants of “End racism now”.
Short news stories from the past week on cops using tasers, deaths in custody, and the queen scrounging even more cash
The Tories have unveiled plans to push up poverty, increase evictions and sell off more public services—and that’s only the start of their assault.
Unison union members in Barnet, north London, held a council-wide strike on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, began an eight- day strike last Saturday.
Under growing pressure from the all-out homelessness caseworkers’ strike, bosses tried to sell a shoddy deal. Strikers spoke to Raymie Kiernan about the next steps in their struggle
Workers at Lewisham and Southwark College (Lesoco) struck today, Thursday, in defence of jobs and education.
Workers in the UCU and Unison unions at London Metropolitan University struck together yesterday, Thursday, in a row over redundancies.
Sections of the outer fence of Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre were torn down today, Saturday, as some 700 people protested outside to demand its closure.
Greece’s government entered the final month of its bailout extension this week under more pressure than ever.
Activists have been imprisoned as part of an Egyptian government crackdown, reports Judith Orr
Election results in the Spanish state reflect a mood for change. But there needs to be a clear left alternative, argues Dave Sewell
You may not have noticed, but Greece isn’t the only country that is engaged in difficult negotiations about its foreign debt. Ukraine is too.
Judith Orr spoke to Syrian socialist Joseph Daher about the resistance, the regime, the West and rise of Isis after more than four years of conflict in the country
Tower Hamlets is set to elect a new mayor on 11 June after a racist witch hunt saw Lutfur Rahman removed. Now Rabina Khan is running to defend democracy and take on the establishment, her supporters told Dave Sewell
Formed two years ago in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, The Hurriers call themselves “A proper socialist punk band”.
1864 | The Siege
Millions of workers look for relief from the Tories’ latest onslaught. But activists looking at the Labour Party’s leadership election will despair.
The British state is guilty of murder and terrorism. A BBC Panorama programme, Britain’s Secret Terror Deals, examined security force collusion with Protestant Loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland.
Keep Tories’ ‘British values’ out of the education system, Socialist Worker unity statement is welcome, Filipino nurses say thank you and more
The week's news in their own words
Royston Smith, the new Tory MP for Southampton Itchen, is a generous man.
The housing crisis in Britain is causing misery for millions—and it is about to get even worse as the Tories plan more sell offs, writes Annette Mackin