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Universal discredit—the Tories wreck our lives

Universal discredit—the Tories wreck our lives The Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) benefit regime is wrecking lives.

No evidence for racist smears against Glasgow Roma people

roma community; glasgow; govanhill; international roma day A report by the Times newspaper last week claimed Roma people in Glasgow routinely sexually exploit children. The claims are completely unfounded, as Sadie Robinson reports

‘Corbynism finally comes to Scotland’—new leader and new mood in Scottish Labour

richard leonard; scottish labour Scottish Labour members have elected left wing candidate Richard Leonard as their party’s new leader.

Report slams Yarl's Wood migrant prison as campaigners call for detention time limits

Report slams Yarls Wood migrant prison as campaigners call for detention time limits A damning official inspection into the Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire has added to the case against the barbaric practice of immigration detention.

Workers hold march and work-in to save jobs at offshore wind turbine factory

bifab stuc gmb unite work-in Workers fighting to save their jobs at Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) marched through Edinburgh on Thursday. Union members launched a “work-in” at the offshore offshore energy manufacturer.

Student demonstration calls for free education and an end to cuts

Student demonstration calls for free education and an end to cuts Hundreds of students marched through central London on Wednesday on a demonstration for free education and against university cuts.

New fears over PFI profits show how bosses see the prospect of a Labour government


A row over Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) shows how bosses are preparing for the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn walking into Downing Street.

March for Grenfell swells with silent anger as report condemns Tory council


Almost 2,000 people joined the latest monthly silent march on Tuesday night to commemorate the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

Reports round-up: Clampdown on Palestine solidarity meeting at Cambridge University


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Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists


Plus, Kingsmill strike, Pentonville Five celebration and boiler maintenance workers

Civil service walkouts can put the brakes on new test


And some 3,000 civil service workers joined the PCS union during its recent ballot over ending the one percent pay cap.

Stop the Football Lads Alliance in Scotland


Anti-racists in Scotland will take to the streets of Edinburgh at the same time as the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) marches in Glasgow on 25 November.

Strikes rock bus and train services


Workers at two bus companies in the North West of England struck on Monday, following a coordinated bus and train strike on Wednesday of last week

More ministers are under pressure after two resign in just eight days


After the departures of Priti Patel and Michael Fallon, Damian Green and Boris Johnson are in the spotlight

London bus workers are being driven around the bend


Bus drivers in London are being encouraged to work in unsafe conditions and are putting passengers at risk, says the Unite union.

Lecturers to ballot over pensions


 

Judge rejects Uber appeal against employment rights


Uber taxi drivers celebrated the latest legal ruling against the firm last week.

Royal Mail workers could stage national walkout if talks over pension attack fail


Talks between Royal Mail bosses and CWU union leaders were set to continue this week in a major dispute that looks likely to lead to a national strike.

School strikers at Charlton Park Academy are sick of penny-pinching bosses


 GMB and NEU union members struck at Charlton Park Academy in Greenwich, south east London, last Tuesday and Thursday, to defend their sick pay.

Calls to take back Yorkshire schools


There are growing demands for schools abandoned by a multi?academy trust in Yorkshire to be taken back under local authority control.

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