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The British Medical Association (BMA) has called more strikes in the battle against Jeremy Hunt's imposed contracts. Junior doctors will strike for 48 hours on Wednesday 9 March and two other dates.
After guilty verdicts in the Rotherham abuse trial, David Greenwood, the solicitor representing 65 survivors of abuse in Rotherham speaks to Socialist Worker
SOUTH AFRICAN university campuses are burning with revolt. Protests are bursting out across the country over fees, racism, exclusions and the way the apartheid past still shapes education. At least eight universities have seen battles in the past week.
Some 150 construction workers on two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers in Rosyth on the Firth of Forth are on unofficial strike.
Over 50 GMB union delegates from the defence industry gathered in Newcastle yesterday, Thursday, to discuss Trident renewal.
FBU firefighter’s union general secretary Matt Wrack said he won’t be rattled by “people within the Labour party machine who clearly don’t want to see change”. In an exclusive interview with Socialist Worker Wrack responded to claims this week that his attempt to rejoin the Labour Party was questioned by his local party.
Socialist Worker's reports throughout the day from the CND demonstration against Trident in London
AROUND 5,000 people joined a demonstration against the closure of the A&E department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) today, Saturday.
Over 150 people met in Rotherham last Saturday to launch a defence campaign for 12 Asian men who face jail following an anti-fascist protest.
The fight to defend victimised NUT union rep Simon O’Hara is at a critical stage. NUT union members at Birmingham’s Small Heath School began a three-day strike to defend Simon today, Tuesday.
College workers across England were set to strike on Wednesday of this week over pay. The walkout, by UCU and Unison union members, will be the first joint pay strike in ten years.
Lecturers in the EIS-Fela Scottish teachers’ and lecturers’ union are balloting for a national strike. They are demanding equal pay and fighting the imposition of a previously rejected offer.
Teachers at Birmingham’s Small Heath School began a three-day strike in defence of victimised NUT union rep Simon O’Hara today, Tuesday.
Unison union president Wendy Nichols said last week that the long-awaited returning officer’s report into the general secretary election “confirms the result”.
Young Labour’s annual conference was set to elect a seat to the party’s National Executive Committee as it met in Scarborough this week.
The supposedly “anti-austerity” Scottish National Party (SNP) is slashing £500 million from Scottish council budgets this year. The Scottish government’s budget was set to be finalised in Holyrood this week, signalling the start of another round of severe local government cuts.
A man accused of murdering an Asian pensioner in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, held “racist beliefs”, a court has heard.
Protest against Gatwick oil drilling | Storms brewing over Met Office pay row | Network Rail stations for sale | Radical Independence Campaign conference | Shepton Mallet cider workers lobby MPs | Action for Children charity workers back pay strike | Defend Rotherham anti-Nazis | Bedroom tax worse than predicted | Firefighters' dispute hots up in South Yorkshire | West Midlands FBU launch industrial action | United Utilities workers strike
Leonardo da Vinci: Mechanics of Genius at the Science Museum | America in Revolt: the Art of Protest at the Shapero Modern | The Glass Bead Game podcasts
Teachers in sixth forms in England are fighting to get the biggest possible vote for strikes in a ballot that ends on Monday of next week.
TEACHERS in West Dunbartonshire struck for 24 hours over cuts on Thursday of last week, shutting all five secondary schools in the council area.The teachers rejected the council’s latest offer by nine to one.
As rotten politicians line up on both sides, Tomáš Tengely-Evans calls for a left exit
VOTING to elect the national executive of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) starts this week.
The Tories were trying to reimpose a benefit cut so harsh even the Lords rejected it as Socialist Worker went to press.
In an escalation of the attack on civil service workers, bosses at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issued 150 compulsory redundancy notices on Tuesday of last week.
Around 15 tenants from Butterfields housing estate, where new landlords are pushing through evictions, went to their Labour MP Stella Creasy’s “housing awards” last Saturday.
French courts were deciding whether to bulldoze the temporary homes of around 3,000 refugees in Calais as Socialist Worker went to press.
College workers across England are on strike today, Wednesday, against a 0 percent pay "offer".
Thirteen environmental protesters won a last minute reprieve from jail today, Wednesday, for resisting airport expansion plans that would be a disaster for the climate.
The police are currently evicting people from the “Jungle” in Calais. They are going round telling people they have one hour to leave. So far this morning, Friday, they have destroyed five or six shelters.
The vote reflected continuing resistance to austerity, and in particular the powerful campaign against water charges. The left of Labour Anti Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit (AAA/PBP) group and Sinn Fein made significant gains.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin last Saturday. Anti-water charge campaigners held a major demonstration ahead of the country’s general election on Friday of this week.
Millions are suffering in Southern Africa but capitalism can’t solve the climate crisis, says Alistair Farrow
A general strike that began in west Africa’s Guinea on Monday of last week ended after five days with significant gains.
Doctors across Egypt held protests last Saturday against police brutality. Also: Chinese steel plant shut down, Morocco set for general strike
Students organising an openly gay dance in the Ku Klux Klan’s heartland helped to create a new era, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Two pieces in Monday’s press define the agony that is beginning to engulf the Tory party. The first, in the Financial Times newspaper, announced, “Big business backs Cameron’s push to keep Britain in the EU.” The second was Boris Johnson’s lengthy explanation in his Telegraph blog explaining why he opted to join the Leave campaign.
Thousands will march this Saturday to oppose the renewal of Trident. But Tories and some union leaders and Labour MPs say scrapping nukes means scrapping jobs too. Dave Sewell insists they’re wrong
PCS union leader Mark Serwotka told Charlie Kimber that Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader is a historic opportunity to build resistance—and stronger trade unions
New Chinese film Factory Boss is riddled with problems and contradictions. And its final message is troubling, writes Robbie Shaw
Debut novelist JJ Amaworo Wilson’s magical realist fable celebrates the ingenuity, tenacity and resistance of slum-dwellers.
The war on Syria is just one of the 42 conflicts raging across the globe. Amid the quagmire of the US and Russia’s shifting imperialist alliances, the conflict could rapidly escalate.
The Tory party is in crisis. Half of its MPs, at least six cabinet ministers—plus Boris Johnson—and nearly all the Conservative-backing press oppose David Cameron on the European Union (EU) referendum.
Last week was half term for many teachers in England. Over 50 of us joined other trade unionists in a delegation of Trade Unionists for Calais to the refugee camp.