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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.

Bus drivers rally for their rights outside London City Hall

Around 100 London bus drivers and supporters rallied at City Hall this morning, Thursday, to present mayor Sadiq Khan with a ten point drivers’ bill of rights.

Hundreds protest to defend rights of EU migrants

Hundreds of people—most of them European Union (EU) migrants—rallied in Trafalgar Square last night Wednesday.

‘We will not settle for whitewash,’ say Grenfell residents as inquiry begins

Residents and campaigners slammed the public inquiry into the Grenfell blaze as it began today, Thursday. They raised doubts about its scope and ability to deliver justice for the dead and survivors of the west London tower block fire. 

Theresa May suffers humiliation in pay cap vote—unions must go on the offensive

Tory prime minister Theresa May has suffered a humiliating blow over the public sector pay cap. 

Corbyn’s TUC conference speech gives workers confidence to fight Tories

Jeremy Corbyn injected hope of winning against the Tories into the TUC union federation conference

Brexit test not over after May wins key vote

The Tories are divided, Jeremy Corbyn is contradicting himself and the trade union leaders are deeply confused

Tasered and bitten by police dog, man died in van

Adrian McDonald died in the back of a police van after being Tasered and bitten twice by a police dog, a tribunal heard

British Airways bosses fight dirty on pensions

British Airways (BA) has declared war on workers with an announcement that it would close its main defined benefit pension scheme.

Reports round-up: Withdrawal of labour paid bank workers dividends

Withdrawal of labour paid bank workers dividends | Fawley refinery canteen strikers set to escalate | Hospital workers will lobby trust | Lecturers to strike in Manchester? | Jobcentre action suspended for talks | Kirklees council watch new boss |Winter strike for nuclear? | Bus bosses to feel heat | Stand with Ritzy workers

Hillsborough judge confirms any future trials can be held in Preston

The trials of six men charged in connection with the Hillsborough football disaster can be held at Preston Crown Court, a judge has ruled.

Housing campaigners support Grenfell march

Some 50 housing activists and tenants met in central London last Saturday to discuss the fight for safe affordable homes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire

Newcastle won’t let Nazis use child abuse

Anti-fascists vastly outnumbered the Nazi English Defence League (EDL) in Newcastle

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