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Tory 'counter-terrorism' and Prevent has driven up Islamophobic racism

Activists slammed the Tories’ “Prevent” strategy at an Islamic Human Rights Commission’s (IHRC) event last Saturday.

Convoy to Calais delivers much-needed solidarity

A convoy of over 100 students and trade unionists travelled to Calais last Saturday to deliver solidarity and over £10,000 to the Care4Calais charity.

Scottish Labour and the SNP bicker over who’s to blame for council cuts

Cuts to council budgets in Scotland could total £700 million by the end of this parliament according to a new report.

Solid Southern train drivers' strike shuts down routes into London

A powerful train drivers’ strike shut the Southern rail network on Tuesday as the Aslef union members began a two-day walkout. They planned another 24-hour strike this Friday.

RMT members say, ‘this station is non-operational’ as dispute gets serious

RMT union general secretary Mick Cash has slammed London Underground management for allowing London’s tube stations to descend into chaos as a result of job cuts.

Derby TAs call more strikes over pay cut

Teaching assistants (TAs) in Derby have called six days of strikes in their battle against a 25 percent pay cut.

Hillsborough documentary reveals more lies by state

The referee on duty during the Hillsborough football disaster has said his statement was changed to “give support” to “police actions”.

Electric Fujitsu strike campaign makes people join union

Fujitsu workers in Manchester began three days of strikes last Saturday. They are fighting attacks on conditions and against the threat of 1,800 redundancies in Britain.

Post Office workers announce a Merry Strikemas for the Tories

Post Office workers were set to strike for five days from Monday of next week.

Social workers get strike ballot at Kirklees council

The Unison union has agreed to ballot social work staff at Kirklees Council.

Reports round-up

Some 30 people from the Medway Justice for Homeless People held a protest at the Dickens Festival in Rochester last Saturday.

Fight to defend jobs at University of Aberdeen

Also: Equality watchdog strikers fight against redundancies

Picturehouse revolt grows

Ritzy cinema workers in Brixton, south London, were set to strike on Friday from 4pm as the new Star Wars film is released.

Scottish FE workers win pay battle

College bosses in Scotland have admitted defeat and agreed to pay further education support staff the same flat rate pay rise won by lecturers earlier this year.

Victory for anti-fracking campaigners as charges against activist dismissed

In a major victory for the anti-fracking movement, a judge dismissed charges of contempt of court against activist Tina Rothery today, Friday.

Southern rail bosses lose court bid to ban strikes—now workers must turn up the heat

A High Court judge threw out a request from Southern rail owners Govia Thameslink Railway to ban train drivers’ industrial action today, Thursday.

Tata steel deal comes at a heavy price—and should be rejected

Bosses at Tata Steel and trade union leaders have agreed a deal over the closure of the Port Talbort steelworks in south Wales.

Tory plan to close half of Glasgow's jobcentres needs to be fought

Tory plans to close half of all jobcentres in Glasgow are just the beginning of a massive attack on jobcentre workers and users, PCS union activists have warned.

Post Office workers strike to stop job losses—and could step up action before Christmas

Post Office workers struck across Britain today, Saturday—one of the busiest days of the year—in a fight against privatisation and job losses.

Cowardly Labour MPs vote to protect Tony Blair over the war in Iraq

Tory and Labour MPs united last week to stop any further investigation into Tony Blair’s war crimes in Iraq.

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