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BA workers call second two-week walkout as bosses play dirty


British Airways (BA) cabin crew are halfway through one two-week walkout – and they’ve called another. The Unite union members from BA’s “mixed fleet” are fighting poverty pay.

'Stop treating Muslims as a scapegoat'—show of defiance on east London vigil


Around 300 people rallied against racist attacks against Muslims in east London last night, Wednesday. They were demanding justice for two Muslim victims of a horrific acid attack last month. 

Police officers repeatedly ‘failed’ Bijan Ebrahimi in the run-up to his murder


An Iranian refugee who was murdered by his neighbour in Bristol was “failed over a number of years”. That’s the damning finding of a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the cop’s own pet watchdog.

Grenfell residents debate demands to make sure tragedy never happens again


Residents are in turmoil in the wake of the fire at Grenfell Tower—but from that turmoil they’re fighting to make sure such an event never happens again. 

Reports round-up - reject TA pay offer in Durham and fight for more


Durham teaching assistants’ (TAs) ballot over a new pay offer from Labour-run Durham County Council closes next Monday.

Bosses go on offensive as BMW workers' fight stalls


Car giant BMW told workers last week to sign off on losing their pension scheme or be fired and rehired on worse terms.

Can window makers see their struggle through in Devon?


Workers at Sierra Windows in Paignton, Devon, walked out on Tuesday for their latest three-day strike.

Refuse workers' strike calls out the council's trash in Birmingham


Refuse workers struck across Birmingham for almost five hours last Friday and for two hours on Monday.

Manchester housing workers begin four-week walkout


Housing workers in Manchester began a four-week continuous strike on Monday.

North London college workers strike to defend rep


UCU union members at the College of North West London struck in defence of suspended union rep Indro Sen

Council chiefs resign as pressure builds for Grenfell justice campaign


The campaign for justice for the people murdered at Grenfell Tower has scored some successes in the past week—and it can push on for more.

Striking Forest Hill teachers warn cuts will harm learning


NUT union members at Forest Hill School struck for three days last week in a longrunning battle against cuts.

Warnings ignored in a Tory bonfire of regulations


The Tories and their friends in the right wing press have been working overtime to spread the blame for the Grenfell Tower murders around. They also want to deflect attention from a culture at the top of the Tory party.

Failings that led to Jersey child abuse went right to the top, inquiry finds


The failings that left children in care open to abuse in Jersey went right to the top of the political system, an inquiry has found. It added that children there “may still be at risk”.

Workers set to take action on rail networks


A series of walkouts are set to begin on three rail networks across England this weekend

Low-paid hospital workers strike to raise wages


1,000 mainly migrant health workers in east London launched a three-day walkout

Huge demo in London shows the mood to get the Tories out - and for an alternative


Last week’s protest showed ordinary people’s determination to fight—and optimism about winning real change

Victory as Tories back down over abortion rights for women from Northern Ireland


The government has been forced to allow women from Northern Ireland to access free abortions in England

Increase in acid attacks as the state sanctions Islamophobia against Muslims


A white man poured acid in two Muslims’ faces in a ‘hate crime’ in London last week—a sign that the government’s anti-terror strategy is stirring up racism, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Top cop faces manslaughter trial for Hillsborough deaths


David Duckenfield has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence in relation to the Hillsborough disaster

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