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Privatisers hand shareholders millions, but ex-Carillion workers’ jobs are on the brink

Companies handed public services by successive governments have given increasing amounts of cash to shareholders, a new survey shows.

Grenfell protesters prepare to take message to parliament

Over 1,000 joined the Silent Walk ten months after the fire. And the next one will coincide with a House of Commons debate

The attacks on Syria will only bring more horror

The US, Britain and France have launched missile strikes on Syrian targets.

British intervention in Syria could lead to a war between Iran and Israel

Donald Trump and his hangers on Theresa May and French president Emmanuel Macron have paused attacking Syria—for now. 

Keep up the fight after university workers vote to accept pensions deal

UCU union members have voted by 64 percent to accept a deal in a long running dispute over pensions. It follows 14 days of strikes at over 60 universities against a plan to turn workers’ defined benefit scheme into a defined contribution one.

Refugee children shut out of school by racist Tory law

Refugee children and young people are being shut out from schools and colleges because of the Tories’ immigration laws

Hunger for a second course at McDonald’s

Workers at six McDonald’s stores across Britain are balloting for strikes.

Reports round up: Trade unionists protest in Philip Hammond’s constituency

Bromley indefinite strike continues

Marches in Margate and York show there is a mood to resist Tory attacks on NHS

Around 400 people marched to defend the NHS from privatisation in York on Saturday of last week.

Cladding firm linked to Grenfell Tower fire showed contempt for safety

A firm linked to the flammable cladding used on Grenfell Tower told its clients in 2015 that its Reynobond PE product achieved only a Euroclass E fire safety rating.

Rail strikes over outsourcing and safety

Transport workers are fighting back against a host of bosses’ attacks.

Universal Credit means Tories steal benefits from poorest to pay for debts

Thousands of Universal Credit (UC) benefit claimants are having 40 percent of their income snatched away to repay debts.

Health workers protest to reject rotten NHS pay deal

Health workers were set to protest outside the Department of Health in central London this Friday.

The City & The City—a Noir thriller set on a brutal border

What initially appears as a straightforward setting emerges as something stranger in this new cop drama

Aberdeen bus workers back an indefinite strike

Bus drivers at First Aberdeen have voted to reject the company’s “final” offer and were set to begin an indefinite strike on Wednesday this week.

Anger at UCU leadership - but action has created a union that can fight off attacks

UCU members at several universities were set to start a five-day strike on Monday 16 April if the latest offer on pensions is rejected.-

Anti-Labour protest compares Jeremy Corbyn to Hitler

A protest outside Labour Party headquarters in central London on Sunday saw speakers label leader Jeremy Corbyn as antisemitic and compare him to Hitler.

VIDEO - London protest in solidarity with Gaza

2,000 people protested in central London today against Israel’s latest massacre of Palestinians.

Angry protest in London against Israeli attacks on Palestinians

Cries of, “Free, free Palestine” rang out in front of Downing Street on Saturday as 2,000 people protested against Israel’s latest massacre of Palestinians.

Vote No in the UCU university pensions ballot

After 14 days of strikes, many UCU union members are organising to reject the latest offer

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