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Reports round-up

Shorts reports from the week including industrial action, refugee solidarity, opposing Ukip and resisting council cuts

School strikes in Ealing show the way to beat back academies

Strikes at a primary school in Ealing, west London, have scored a significant victory in a battle against academies.

Buoyant mood on the Barts health picket lines as strikers win support

Striking east London health workers have spoken about the big support they’ve received in their fight against low pay.

Four weeks after the Grenfell fire, vigil focuses grief and anger

Survivors and local residents gathered to remember the dead and demand justice last night, Wednesday.

John McDonnell vows support for BA strikers rallying outside parliament

Striking cabin crew took their fight against poverty pay to parliament today, Wednesday.

Probe into the Grenfell Tower fire will start by looking at possible manslaughter

A senior Met police officer has said the starting point of the criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire would be that “around 80” deaths resulted from manslaughter.

London mosques face threats

At least three mosques in London received death threats last week.

To beat British Airways, Unite needs to stop bosses’ strike-breaking operation

Striking cabin crew were set to descend on parliament on Wednesday as part of their ongoing fight against poverty pay at British Airways (BA).

Children’s services strike takes on bullying council bosses in Kirklees

Workers in Children’s Services social work teams at Kirklees council, west Yorkshire, struck for two days last week. They have multiple grievances with the Labour-run authority.

Movement continues in Morocco despite heavy repression

Demonstrations in solidarity with the mass movement for social justice in the Rif region of Morocco are continuing despite heavy repression.

Industrial round-up: Post workers hold large rallies over Royal Mail pension attack

Also: Four-week strike starts at Mears | Tube bosses ban water | Woolwich ferry dispute settled | LSE cleaners defend Alba | Dpac protest against Atos | Birmingham bins | Sellafield firefighters | dirty protest | Unnecessary defeat at BMW

Anger over jobcentre cuts

Benefits campaigners and trade unionists are demanding action to stop the closure of nearly one in ten jobcentres.

Parents plan a London carnival in reaction to Tory school funding cuts

Parents, school workers, children and others will gather in central London this Sunday for a carnival against the cuts.

Right wing Labour MPs lash out at the idea of being ‘accountable’ to undermine Corbyn

Labour MPs have launched a fresh attack on members of their own party.

International round up: Egypt to put Israel’s man in Gaza?

Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi last Sunday.

The Tory crisis creates an unmissable chance to end the public sector pay cap

Anger at the public sector pay cap has opened up rifts at the top of the Tory party.

Durham TAs reject rotten deal

Teaching assistants (TAs) have rejected the latest offer from Labour-run Durham County Council.

Father of Edson Da Costa speaks out - killer cops need to be stopped

The father of a man who died after being stopped by police in east London has spoken to Socialist Worker about the battle for justice.

East London hospital workers begin a week-long walkout against Serco bosses

Support is growing for east London hospital workers taking on multinational outsourcing giant Serco as they launched a week-long walkout today, Tuesday.

Marxism Festival 2017 - debating how to fight for socialism

Around 2,500 people took part in Marxism Festival 2017 in central London from Thursday to Sunday last week.

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