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Union backs two-week shutdown of secondaries

Union backs two-week shutdown of secondaries The infection rate among secondary school pupils rose by more than in any other age group since September.

Don’t trust Andy Burnham’s posturing over lockdown

Don’t trust Andy Burnham’s posturing over lockdown Andy Burnham has wanted to be Labour Party leader for most of his career. He stood in two leadership elections and failed both times.

NHS charges delay vital treatments

NHS charges delay vital treatments Migrants denied NHS services under racist immigration rules had to wait an average of 37 weeks for treatment, according to a damning new report.

New domestic abuse law won’t bring change without new cash

New domestic abuse law won’t bring change without new cash The Domestic Abuse Bill currently going through parliament can’t solve the problem of victim’s housing—and that’s a huge problem, says Isabel Ringrose

Facebook workers speak out - ‘Bosses are taking advantage of Covid-19 to attack us’

Facebook, workers, cleaners, protest, jobs, coronavirus Cleaning workers at Facebook’s head office in London have told Socialist Worker that bosses are “taking advantage of the pandemic to cut jobs and workers’ hours”.

Polls show consistent support for Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon The latest IPSOS MORI opinion poll on Scottish Independence has record numbers in favour, with 58 percent saying they would vote for a break from Britain.

Students and workers demand action over coronavirus at universities

In Manchester students gathered and then walked down the road, holding flares and blocking traffic.

Protesting at Tory scum who deny children food and destroy jobs

Protesters have taken to the streets over the decision to deny children free school meals and to end the furlough scheme

Tories scramble to prop up business

The Tories fear that their policies are leading to an economic catastrophe, but they are bailing out the corporations rather than workers

Revolt in Nigeria continues after massacre of protesters

The government of Nigeria in west Africa sent soldiers firing live ammunition to massacre protesters in the capital, Lagos, on Tuesday. Members of the Socialist Workers and Youth League write from Nigeria.

School students organise powerful anti-racist revolt

Students at Nonsuch High School For Girls in Cheam, west of London, have launched a fight against racism in their school. Their committed protests have included an 800-strong demonstration at the school.

Met’s body cam decision hides cops’ racist record

London’s Met Police has decided that evidence captured by cops’ body ¬cameras will not be routinely released—because the evidence is too damning.

Fights for jobs by tanker drivers and at Rolls-Royce

Fuel tanker drivers employed by Hoyer Petrolog UK have overwhelmingly voted for strikes over job cuts.

Stand Up To Racism conference sends out message of resistance

Anti-racists in Britain celebrated blows to fascist parties in Greece, Slovakia and Austria at an international conference that began on Saturday. 

Workers are stepping up the fight for safety at universities

Higher education workers are organising to defend safety and jobs as coronavirus tears through universities  

University virus chaos shows why we need resistance - join the day of action

Students and workers are preparing for a day of action on Friday as cases of Covid-19 continue to soar in universities across Britain.

Post bosses at Royal Mail site delayed deep clean after Covid-19 case due to money row

Postal workers’ demands for safety were ignored at a major Royal Mail workplace where more than 20 people have caught coronavirus.

Child poverty soars across Britain under the Tories

Anna Feuchtwang from End Child Poverty said Boris Johnson should stop “resorting to his own inaccurate statistics” and admit the true scale of child poverty

Three-tier lockdown system is not enough to contain coronavirus

Boris Johnson announced a new three-tier lockdown system for England on Monday in his latest attempt to control the virus.

Cleaners in revolt over cuts and low pay

Workers in the UVW union at a Service to the Aged (Sage) care home in north London are balloting for strikes.

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