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Councillor changes view on the hated Haringey Development Vehicle

The campaign against the social-cleansing Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) has claimed its latest scalp.

Well-supported strike at The Cumberland School in Newham says no to academies

The first strike at The Cumberland School in Newham, east London, against academisation saw over 50 NEU education union members picketing on Tuesday.

SWP conference - fighting racism is the key to building broader resistance

Revolutionaries debated how to shape the political situation at the Socialist Workers Party conference

Protest to demand justice for Becky Romero

The family and supporters of Becky Romero planned to protest in Bristol this Saturday.

Theresa May’s chaotic reshuffle is yet another new low for the Tories

Theresa May’s reshuffle of cabinet ministers began as farce and moved on to disaster on Monday.

Coordinated strikes hit six train lines across England as workers fight attack on safety

Workers on six train lines are continuing the fight for safe and accessible train travel.

Two deaths after long ambulance waits - Tory cuts are to blame

At least two people have died this month because of Tory cuts to the NHS.

Protest in Doncaster on 27 January to defend campaigner Louise Harrison

Support domestic violence worker and campaigner Louise Harrison who is threatened with losing her job

As campaigners call a national protest for the NHS on 3 February - let’s make it big

Health campaigners are planning a national demonstration against the Tories’ assault on the NHS. Called by Health Campaigns Together and the People’s Assembly for Saturday 3 February, it could bring tens of thousands onto the streets of London.

Disgraceful Tory Homes agency board member Simon Dudley attacks homeless

Windsor Tory councillor Simon Dudley wants to clear the town’s streets of homeless people before the royal wedding set to take place there in May.

Fat Cat Thursday is an indictment of a system that enriches a few at our expense

4 January 2018 was Fat Cat Thursday. The amount already grabbed by the average top executives passed the median annual salary of £28,758 for workers.

As McDonald’s bosses forced to grant some pay rises, workers vow to fight for more

A section of McDonald’s workers have won their biggest pay rise in ten years.

Family launches campaign over the ‘contentious’ conviction of Jemma Beale

The family and friends of Jemma Beale have begun a campaign over what they describe as a “contentious” conviction. Jemma was found guilty last year of perjury and perverting the course of justice.

Ruling in case of Tahir Alam relating to the Trojan Horse hoax to be withheld

A tribunal ruling relating to a man embroiled in the Trojan Horse hoax in Birmingham will not be published—even though the hearing was public.

Worker at posh BBB restaurant gets no pay for waiting on princes William and Harry

Royal scroungers, princes Harry and William, feasted on food served by unpaid workers.

Resist the rise of racism and the threat from the right in 2018

Racist attacks, border controls, Islamophobia and the threat of the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) underline the importance of fighting racism in all its forms in 2018.

FE lecturers should vote for coordinated pay strikes

UCU union members in 19 further education (FE) colleges are set to ballot for strikes over pay. The ballots will begin around 12 January.

Reports round-up: Campaign defends fire safety and jobs

Fire bosses in North Yorkshire have been forced to abandon planned cuts. North Yorkshire fire authority wanted to reduce the number of firefighters on board Tactical Response Vehicles.

Schools round up: Newham against academies

NEU union members at Royal Docks Community School in Newham, east London, struck on Wednesday 13 December. They are fighting plans to turn the school into an academy.

Workers in Britain set for biggest pay cuts of 32 most advanced economies

Workers in Britain will suffer the biggest pay cuts of the world’s 32 most advanced economies in 2018, according to the TUC union federation.

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