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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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