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Under fire over tax havens, junior doctors’ contracts and school academies, the Tories are desperate to appear united. But the European Union (EU) referendum makes that impossible.
Tory Jeremy Hunt is worried, but he won’t cave in easily
As junior doctors head into a "full walkout", other unions must join them to defend the NHS
Tory plans to force every school to become an academy would see profit-making businesses take over schools. But growing opposition could soon lead to action, reports?Sadie Robinson
When Storm Gertrude hit Scotland in January it didn’t only blow apart a wall at a privately built school in Edinburgh. It also blew the lid off the public private partnership models used to fund infrastructure projects.
Campaigners from the Fast Food Rights campaign and the Bfawu union took action across Britain last Thursday. They targeted McDonald’s in solidarity with striking McDonald’s workers in the US.
The Scottish TUC Congress met in Dundee this week, less than three weeks ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections.
Three workers in a Lincoln high street bakery shut down their store and threw away all the pasties in it to demand thousands of pounds of unpaid wages.
As union leaders gleefully jump into campaigning for the EU, Joseph Choonara says they are spinning against themselves
The Tories suffered a double humiliation on Monday as two amendments to their flagship Housing and Planning Bill were passed in the House of Lords.
Blacklisting bosses have settled claims with another 180 workers.
A Victory against Johnston Press bosses in Northern Ireland brought the NUJ journalists’ union conference in Southport to life last weekend.
Museum workers in Wales could escalate their action against bosses’ plans to slash weekend pay.
School janitors were set to walk out for three days on Wednesday as they resume their fight over equal pay with bosses at Cordia, a Glasgow council-owned firm.
The US is ramping up its military presence in Iraq as it prepares for an assault on the Isis-held northern city of Mosul.
HILLARY CLINTON has defeated Bernie Sanders in the New York contest to decide who will be the Democratic Party candidate for US president.
Mabel Gawanas, one of the leading anti-deportation activists in the Yarl’s Wood detention centre, faces deportation to Namibia tomorrow, Thursday.
More than 7,000 refugees are now locked in detention camps on the Greek islands, following a European Union (EU) deal with Turkey last month. They face prison-like conditions and uncertain futures. But they are also fighting back.
Racists and the right wing press went into meltdown over the election of a black Muslim woman as president of the students’ NUS union.
Raymond, a Verizon striker in the United States, tells Socialist Worker why 40,000 workers are taking part in the biggest US strike since 2011.
NHS bosses are denying thousands of people who are overweight or smokers vital operations in a bid to save cash. That is the shocking conclusion to a report by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) released today, Friday.
A pay debate is coming in the civil service. The civil service workers’ PCS union group executive representing members working in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has voted by 17 to nine to recommend a package of proposals on pay and working conditions.
A new report formally launched at the House of Lords on Wednesday of last week exposes the police treatment of anti-fracking protesters.
Around 200 parents met in central London today, Saturday, to launch a new campaign—Parents Defending Education.
Offshore workers downed tools yesterday on energy giant Shell’s North Sea Shearwater platform in fury at the announcement of another round of job losses in Shell’s Brent oil field.
Campaigners from across Britain came to central London today, Sunday, for a Trade Unionists for Calais summit hosted by Stand Up to Racism.
Delegates at the Unison union’s health conference in Brighton plan to join junior doctors’ picket lines tomorrow morning, Tuesday. Junior doctors in the British Medical Association (BMA) in England plan to stage two ten-hour “full walkouts” on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Solidarity and strikers across England fight Tory NHS cuts
The United States is changing, and there were three examples of this in recent days. There has been a big strike, a civil disobedience movement and huge turnouts at rallies for Bernie Sanders.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Egypt last week—and none of them were arrested.
It’s probably hard to make a good speech when you’re uncomfortable with the message you’re communicating.
Since last October Israeli forces have killed more than 200 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Socialist Worker cartoonist Tim Sanders visited the occupied territories earlier this month to document life there. These are his drawings
Guardian journalist Patrick Kingsley spoke to Socialist Worker about his new book on the reality of migration into Europe
The programme What Muslims Really Think peddled a toxic stereotype. It bears no relation to reality, argues Yuri Prasad
April 2016 marks the centenary of the Easter Rising in Dublin. But this month also marks the bicentenary of an earlier and less well known heroic “Easter rising” - by slaves in Barbados in 1816.
William Shakespeare was more than the royal court’s bard. On the 400th anniversary of his death,?Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at his real legacy
Zac Goldmsith’s campaign to become London mayor is remarkable for one thing only—its filthy racism.
I still remember the look of self-satisfaction on George Osborne’s face when he announced his new “national living wage” to a raucous House of Commons.
‘They’re right to protest, they’re absolutely right. It is an obscene amount of money’
Bungling baron George Osborne has one trick— making numbers appear out of nowhere. But he uses it often.
Schools are increasingly focused on exams and targets. Adam Unwin, co-author of a new book on education, told Sadie Robinson competition lets children and teachers down