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‘I was crying and in pain'—the truth behind the Tory benefit cuts

‘I was crying and in pain—the truth behind the Tory benefit cuts The Tories ramped up their war on disabled people with dangerous new “reforms” to the personal independence payment (Pip) benefits last Thursday.

Winning Scottish independence will take a revolt against the Tories

scottish independence With a second referendum in Scotland increasingly likely, the left must fight to make sure it is called and won—and furthers ordinary people’s interests

Schools revolt and Scotland standoff add to Tories’ woes

Schools revolt and Scotland standoff add to Tories’ woes The Tories are on the rocks over their attacks on schools

Officials covered up birth defects link to protect drug firm

Officials covered up birth defects link to protect drug firm New evidence has emerged of a cover-up involving the government, medical authorities and giant corporations.

Strike against cuts that will destroy a school

Forest Hill school strike March 2017 Around 70 people formed a loud, confident picket line at Forest Hill School for boys in Lewisham, south east London, today, Tuesday.

Hundreds march against downgrade of A&E as opposition to NHS cuts spreads

Barnsley Hospital,outsourcing,NHS unions The hospital has set up a private company called Barnsley Support Services. It wants to transfer the hospital estate, maintenance, procurement and other support staff to it. Existing staff will be protected for a period under Tupe regulations but unions fear that the move will lead to a two-tier workforce.

New Tory law hits lecturers’ action

Two dangerous examples this week were the first to show how the Trade Union Act can be used to put the brakes on disputes.

Bosses evict terminally ill residents for making ‘loss’

Care home residents in Doncaster were told last week they would be evicted in 30 days because their residence is “not sustainable”.

Fighting back pays out in Swansea

Health workers at three hospitals in South Wales have forced a pay rise of up to £1,900 from bosses after a one-day walkout in January.

Fujitsu pickets brave weather to deliver a shutdown

Workers at IT services firm Fujitsu struck last Friday—and planned further walkouts on Friday this week and next Monday.

Transport round up: Drivers should derail the shoddy deal on Southern

Southern Rail train drivers will be balloted on a new deal agreed between their Aslef union leaders and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway.

Reports round up: More cinemas join Picturehouse dispute

Workers across the Picturehouse cinema chain struck last Saturday.

Len McCluskey embarrassed in campaign email ‘error’

Days before voting starts in the Unite union’s general secretary election, incumbent Len McCluskey’s campaign has been caught sending members false information.

Nuclear workers bring their AWEsome power to bear on bosses

Workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) were set to take the first of a new round of eight 24-hour strikes on Thursday of this week and Monday of next.

As May triggers Article 50, the EU is still no alternative

New EU attacks on Greek workers and on refugees are a reminder that our task is fight for a left Brexit

Tens of thousands join demos to stand up to racism

Successful demonstrations last Saturday show the potential to build bigger resistance to the racist right

Cleaners strike for equality at university in London

Cleaners at the London School of Economics (LSE) university began a 48-hour strike today

McDonald's workers ordered not to be political online

McDonald’s fast food stores are clamping down on trade union activists.

Tory schools funding plan provokes parents' fury

Parents are hitting back at Tory plans to slash schools' money.

Aslef union leaders strike another rotten deal with Southern bosses

Aslef union leaders and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway, which runs Southern rail, have agreed a deal to be voted on by train drivers.

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