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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

Court justifies councils’ race to bottom for disability assistants

The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal against an earlier judgement allowing Oxfordshire County Council to cut Luke Davey’s social care package by almost half.

The fight for Royal Mail has begun

Thousands of Royal Mail workers rallied outside their workplaces on Monday of this week at mass gate meetings across Britain.

Union leaders slam pay cap at TUC conference—now turn words into action

Anger at the Tories’ public sector pay cap dominated debate at the Trade Union Congress conference in Brighton today, Monday.

Birmingham council leader resigns under pressure over bin workers' dispute

The political crisis caused by the Birmingham bin strike came to a head on Monday night.

Bosses, not migrants, push down wages—unions must defend freedom of movement

Delegates at the TUC union federation conference considered trade unions’ response to Brexit yesterday, Sunday—and came up with a confused position.

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