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Unite members deliver a sky-high vote for more strikes at British Airways

British Airways (BA) “mixed fleet” cabin crew have voted resoundingly to strike in a second ballot.

Picturehouse pickets want a more action-filled sequel

After strikes that saw London cinemas shut down last Friday, Picturehouse workers want to escalate their fight

Reports round-up

BMW workers are gearing up for a pensions fight, workers are rallying over civil service pay, Lambeth libraries are facing attacks and Unison union NEC voting opens

The Troublemaker - vermin in ermine expenses scam is still going strong

Multimillionaire peers are claiming up to £40,000 a year in expenses for attending the House of Lords while making little or no contributions to debates, committees or questions.

Fightback against school cuts is well under way

The fight to stop cuts in schools is escalating. Three groups of teachers struck in London last week against funding cuts. More NUT union members in other schools are balloting for strikes against cuts. And parents are organising against the Tories’ so called fair funding formula

Croydon race hate attack fuelled by Tory lies

A vicious racist attack in Croydon, south London, has left a young refugee with a fractured skull, a fractured spine and a blood clot on his brain.

Tory tax and benefit cuts hit the poorest hardest

The Tories’ tax and benefit changes from April will hit the poorest the hardest

Calls grow for crackdown on Muslims after Westminster attack—we need unity against the racists

Anti-racists and socialists have to act now to make sure the attack in Westminster on Wednesday isn’t used to deepen racism, bolster police powers and justify more wars.

The movement against brutal Tory cuts to school funding is spreading

The revolt to stop the Tories’ attacks on school funding is growing. Over 100 teachers and parents attended a meeting east London on Wednesday.

Calls for cops to get more repressive powers after Westminster attack

More cops, more weapons and more powers to use them and detain people. That’s what cops and commentators are demanding after Khalid Masood’s attack on parliament on Wednesday.

Durham teaching assistants march, and are determined to win

1,000 teaching assistants and their supporters took to the streets. They are furious at the Labour council that threatens huge pay cuts.

Divisions at the top over Theresa May’s Brexit

Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) was set to start on Wednesday—along with a new round of headaches for the Tories

Backlash builds against Tories' cuts to school budgets

Over 100 people joined an angry meeting in Lancaster on Monday, opposing Tory cuts to school funding. The Tories’ so-called fair funding formula will see England’s schools losing

Fascist flop—anti-Nazis get sieg heiling National Front bussed out of Edinburgh

The fascists of the National Front (NF) were humiliated in Edinburgh last Saturday. The NF was holding a so-called White Pride event in the city but were vastly outnumbered by a counter demonstrations.

New union restrictions test strikers

The limits the Trade Union Act puts on strikes became clearer this week, but so did the resistance.

Rail workers at Southern, Northern and Merseyrail resist scrapping of guards

Round up of rail disputes against driver only operation and fights on London Underground

industrial reports round up

Fujitsu IT services workers struck last Friday and again on Monday to defend their jobs and livelihoods from the firm’s cost-cutting.

Cops raid Birmingham homes as Tories scapegoat Muslims

Cops have targeted areas of Birmingham in the wake of the Westminster terror attack last Wednesday.

Protesters take on a rotten housing redevelopment in Southwark

Around 150 people marched against the proposed redevelopment of vast swathes of Southwark, south London, last Saturday.

Cops can't agree why CS gas was used before shooting of Anthony Grainger

Police failed to record their advice and discussion of tactics before the killing of Anthony Grainger, a public inquiry heard this week.

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