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Health workers die in lack of equipment ‘national scandal’

Health workers die in lack of equipment ‘national scandal’ Weeks after the government insisted the shortage of personal protective equipment was being resolved, doctors and nurses are getting ill, and some die because they still can’t get it

Poor quality food sent to children on free meals

Poor quality food sent to children on free meals Children on free school meals are being sent food packages that will leave them hungry

Workers force closure of libraries they say are unsafe

Whitechapel Idea Store Matt, a Unison union rep in Tower Hamlets, says, "There’s contempt for managers that kept facilities open despite the threat to the health of the staff.”

Crucial care services are being withdrawn during coronavirus crisis

Disabled people have organised against Tory attacks Councils and care bosses are asking people to fend for themselves 

Tories abandon homeless people despite promises to give shelter

Tories abandon homeless people despite promises to give shelter Conflicting advice from the Tory government is resulting in homeless people being at heightened risk of contracting coronavirus.

We need action, not dodgy deals, from union leaders over virus

Len McCluskey, Unite, unions, bureaucracy Action by workers has shown the type of ­resistance that’s possible against bosses who force them to work in unsafe conditions during the coronavirus outbreak.

Abortion law changes do not go far enough


Rules relaxing access to abortion aren’t enough to protect women in the pandemic.

Pressure of ‘unity’ sees Labour shift rightwards


The Labour Party leadership contest was set to finally end this Thursday with the result to be announced on Saturday.

Industrial round up: Don’t let car bosses reopen factories


Car bosses are drawing up plans to restart production at plants in Britain and Europe producing non-essential vehicles. They must be stopped.

Keir Starmer’s victory will drag Labour to the right


Keir Starmer has won the election to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.

Worker dies after call centre is kept open


At least one public sector worker has died and another from the same office taken ill with coronavirus after having to come into work.

Tory plan for ‘immunity passports’ gambles with our health


The government wants people back to work as soon as possible—even if it puts them at risk.

Shocking evidence to MPs shows how firms are putting lives at risk


Submissions to a parliamentary committee reveal how the government’s failures are hitting workers

Mutinous mood among paramedics over lack of safety equipment


A London ambulance worker spoke to Socialist Worker about the anger and fear over the lack of PPE

Royal Mail workers in Scotland stage unofficial walkouts over coronavirus safety


Workers in at least two Royal Mail offices in Scotland have struck unofficially over coronavirus safety fears.

Capitalism brings people together — perhaps to bury it


We’re encouraged to see ourselves as competing individuals. But capitalism enables collective action that undermines those ideas

Tories’ failure to test for virus will cost more lives


The Tories are trying to hide their responsibility for the coronavirus crisis as the number of patients rises by 1,000 a day.

Poor quality food sent to children on free meals


Anger as children on free school meals are being sent food packages that will leave them hungry.

Ventilators deadly shortage threatens care


Hospitals have started rationing ventilators for patients as the coronavirus death toll rises.

Boris Johnson sends coronavirus letter to every household to mask Tory failures


The Tory government is mobilising to deliver to every household across Britain. But you won’t be getting medicines or food. You will be treated to a letter from Boris Johnson.

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