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Argos workers strike to defend conditions

Argos warehouse workers defied bosses’ legal threats to begin a two-week walkout at five depots across England last Wednesday.

As college lecturers stage fifth national walkout SNP minister sides with bosses

Scottish National Party (SNP) education minister John Swinney came down on the side of college bosses in the Scottish parliament today, Tuesday, as lecturers held their fifth national walkout.

Tories will face no charges over election expenses claims

Yesterday, Wednesday, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced that after a police investigation into Conservative Party candidates’ expenditure during the 2015 general election campaign, “no criminal charges have been authorised”.

Labour's manifesto is a shift to the left. It's no time for compromises with the right.

Forget the media and right wing denunciations, there are some excellent promises in the Labour Party’s draft election manifesto. It promises to scrap tuition fees, and plough billions of pounds into education and the NHS.

EIS Fela national college strike goes from strength to strength

A major industrial battle is raging in Scotland that the mainstream press has largely ignored for two weeks. Today, Thursday, thousands of college lecturers held their fourth national walkout in a fortnight.

London School of Economics cleaners strike for equality

Outsourced cleaners at the London School of Economics have struck for the same pay and conditions as similar directly-employed workers.

In the Tories’ target towns, there’s still hope for Labour

Luton has suffered under Tory rule. Despite that, the party is hoping to take the town from the Labour Party in the general election.

Adults in the room - the inside story on Greece's bailout blackmail

Workers across Greece were set to walk out in a general strike on Wednesday—against more austerity that a radical left government was elected to end two years ago.

NHS computer crisis: why we should blame the Tories

Years of NHS cuts and pressure to cut staff mean a cyber-attack weapon developed by the US National Security Agency has caused chaos in the health service

Tories deserve to be evicted for empty housing pledge

Don't believe the Tories are going to solve the housing crisis. They are only building developers' profits.

Royal College of Nursing announces a "summer of protest" over public sector pay cap

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announces a “summer of protest” over the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap.

Theresa May grants workers the right to remain exploited

The Tory manifesto set to be released this week will continue attacks on the whole working class.

SNP-linked lobbyists batting for Scotland's college bosses to beat strike

A secretive and influential firm of lobbyists with close links to the Scottish National Party (SNP) is working on behalf of bosses’ group Colleges Scotland.

Universities threaten massive job cuts

Thousands of jobs are under threat at universities across Britain—and there are signs of resistance.

Barnet’s Tory council retreats from selloffs

Anti-cuts campaigners in Barnet were celebrating a breakthrough after the Tory-run north London council decided to keep its waste, recycling and street cleaning services in-house.

Strike at Arriva depots against rail bosses’ lack of care

Workers at train maintenance company Arriva Traincare were set to walk out over the bosses’ latest pay offer on Friday.

Will only downtrodden workers fight back?

War and hunger sparked the Russian Revolution in 1917, but will only such desperate conditions lead to a revolution?

Bus workers begin ballots in defence of their unions

Over 400 workers across Stagecoach South West buses are balloting for strikes over the victimisation and sacking of a RMT union branch official.

West London teachers fight academies

Dormers Wells High School teachers in Southall, west London, struck last week against their school being turned into an academy.

Manchester housing workers walk out for equal pay

Around 200 social housing maintenance workers rallied outside Manchester Town Hall on Monday.

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