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As Royal Mail ballot gets underway CWU members say, ‘We will resist bosses’ bribes’

CWU, strike, vote, yes, Royal Mail, ballot, post workers, posters, rally Postal workers are working hard to deliver a thumping vote for nationwide strikes to defend their pensions, pay and conditions from Royal Mail bosses.

Trump's chilling speech at UN makes threats of nuclear war

Trumps chilling speech at UN makes threats of nuclear war Warmonger in chief Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” at the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday.

Pay strikes could ‘break the government’ says John McDonnell

John McDonnell at Camden unions pay meeting 200917 Labour's shadow chancellor urged unions to coordinate industrial action to break the Tories' public sector pay cap last night, Wednesday.

Funding formula fails test as schools still face cuts

justine greening; school funding Also: strike called at Badock’s Wood Primary School in Bristol

Figures reveal how cops' pet watchdog treats complaints

Figures reveal how cops pet watchdog treats complaints If you complain about the cops, the way you are treated will vary wildly depending on where you live.

Reports round up: Only women’s aid centre in South Yorkshire may close

Reports round up: Only women’s aid centre in South Yorkshire may close Also: Aslef tube drivers call strike | Scotrail CCTV monitors | GTR train cleaners | NHS march in Brighton | Birmingham Mail | Ferrari and Maserati cleaners | Ritzy cinema | Serco tug boats | Co-op drivers | DSEI arrests

Unions’ pay claims put pressure on the Tories to give rises

Pressure is mounting on Theresa May to lift the public sector pay cap with a new poll showing that 62 percent of people want it scrapped.

Contaminated blood survivors prepare for inquiry

Survivors of the contaminated blood scandal met with the Reverend James Jones last week to discuss a possible upcoming inquiry. Nearly 80 attended the meeting.

Inquiry into Grenfell fire carves out residents as blocks fail safety tests

Opposition grows to Haringey demolition plans. Tenants delay Genesis housing association merger.

Kingsley Burrell cops’ trial begins

The trial of three police officers charged with perjury in relation to their account of the death of Kingsley Burrell began last week.

Scottish councils’ equal pay delay shame

Some 250 workers lobbied Glasgow City Council on Thursday of last week demanding they comply with equal pay legislation.

Three marches against fracking in North East Derbyshire

Around 600 people protested against planned fracking in the Derbyshire village of Marsh Lane last Saturday.

Durham councillors make insulting “final offer” to teaching assistants

Teaching assistants (TAs) in County Durham are furious at their Labour-run council’s latest attempt to settle a dispute over pay.

Resist calls for clampdown after Parsons Green attack

Racist politicians and newspapers have seized on the arrest of two young refugees over the failed bomb attack in London last week.

Solidarity with victimised Mahalla strikers

Eight workers have been targeted after the recent sit-in and strike

Birmingham bin strikers call for Jeremy Corbyn's support

A summer of strikes by bin workers in Birmingham has caused a political crisis for the Labour-run council.

Strikes spreading to stop jobcentre closures

PCS union members at Sheffield Eastern Avenue jobcentre have led the fight against office closures and job cuts in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Birmingham bin workers rally ahead of strike ballot

 Hundreds of strikers and their supporters demanded the Labour council stops cuts and backs workers

Grenfell survivors excluded from public inquiry

The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire began today, Thursday, at the Connaught Rooms in central London. Sir Martin Moore-Bick, its chair, read out a prepared statement then rushed out of the room.

Anger over pay grows as firefighters reject bosses' 2 percent offer

Firefighters in the FBU union rejected a pay offer yesterday, Wednesday, amid anger at being asked to perform extra duties for little extra money.

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