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Pay insult makes women strikers more determined at Fawley oil refinery

Canteen workers employed by Baxterstorey at the Fawley oil refinery in Hampshire were on the picket line again on Tuesday and Friday last week and Monday this week.

Postal workers ‘going to war’ for pensions

Postal workers were set to ballot for national strikes as Socialist Worker went to press. They are gearing up for a battle to defend their pensions, pay and conditions.

Civil service workers fight pay cap and jobcentre closures

Civil service workers at government offices across Britain took action last Friday—pay day—to demand an end to the public sector pay cap.

Three strikes show coordinated power on railways

Workers on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail trains have struck in coordinated action against plans to remove guards from trains.

‘We can win,’ say McDonald’s strikers at rally outside parliament

Chants of “I believe that we can win” rang out as McDonald’s strikers and their supporters rallied in front of parliament

Workers take to the picket lines for first ever McDonald's strike in Britain

McDonald’s workers have launched the first-ever strike at the multinational in Britain

Protest targets McDonald's headquarters ahead of first strike

Some 200 people joined the protest ahead of the first-ever strike by workers at the multinational fast food giant in Britain

Bin workers strike again in Birmingham after council betrayal

Birmingham bin workers returned to the picket line at short notice this morning, Friday, after the council reneged on a deal

Hundreds strong protest challenges fracking bosses in Kirby Misperton

Hundreds of protestors gathered outside Kirby Misperton Village Hall yesterday, Thursday, to show their opposition fracking firm Third Energy.

Profit From Illness—how PFI schemes are still draining millions from the NHS

As the Tories slash the health service, eight multinational corporations are leaching millions in profits from the NHS.

Good riddance to Kezia Dugdale as Corbyn's nemesis in Scotland steps down

In a move that could boost Labour’s chances in Scotland, Kezia Dugdale has resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

Fight to support women facing domestic violence

Campaigners in Doncaster took to the streets last Saturday to defend South Yorkshire Women’s Aid

Anti-racists celebrate in Govanhill, Glasgow, with a parade and carnival

Thousands of people turned out to an anti-racist festival in Scotland’s most diverse area, Govanhill in Glasgow, last weekend.

Spread Fawley fightback

Canteen workers employed by Baxterstorey at the Esso Fawley Refinery near Southampton struck over pay

Train guards' action Action coming at Northern, Southern and Merseyrail

The RMT rail union plans coordinated strikes against bosses’ push to extend driver only operation and get rid of guards

Edson Da Costa’s family continue to fight for truth and justice as funeral approaches

The funeral of Edson Da Costa was set to take place in London on Friday of this week. Edson died in June after being stopped by police in Newham, east London.

Vigil calls for Justice4Daz

Family and friends of Darren Cumberbatch, who died after contact with police, gathered at Coventry cathedral last week.

Racist cops try to ruin Notting Hill Carnival

With a tribute to Grenfell, an anti-racist float and 1,000 arrests, this year’s Notting Hill Carnival was deeply political, Tomáš Tengely-Evans reports

Argos strikes have the bosses worried

Workers at Argos distribution centres entered the third week of their three-week strike

Jeremy Hunt’s spin over NHS staffing levels will make crisis worse

Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt is trying to mask the spiralling staffing crisis in the NHS through spin about hiring more workers.

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