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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.

Hackney teachers prepare for strikes to stop school cuts

Two strikes were set to take place in schools in Hackney, east London, on Thursday.

Reports round-up - hundreds march in Keighley against incinerator plan

Some 800 people marched in Keighley, West Yorkshire, last Saturday to oppose the planned Aire Valley incinerator.

No to unity with the bosses and racists

There has been much talk of “unity” after the attacks last week. When anti-racists talk about unity they mean that we should fight to prevent Muslims or migrants becoming the targets of a witch hunt.

As Holyrood demands new independence vote, campaigners say 'get on streets again'

Theresa May travelled to Scotland on Monday to say again "now is not the time to be talking about a second independence referendum”. But Holyrood is now demanding one

Sick I.D. checks must go says GP

Health workers have slammed moves to make them check foreign patients’ IDs as racist and dangerous.

Schools revolt and Scotland standoff add to Tories’ woes

The Tories are on the rocks over their attacks on schools

Officials covered up birth defects link to protect drug firm

New evidence has emerged of a cover-up involving the government, medical authorities and giant corporations.

Strike against cuts that will destroy a school

Around 70 people formed a loud, confident picket line at Forest Hill School for boys in Lewisham, south east London, today, Tuesday.

Hundreds march against downgrade of A&E as opposition to NHS cuts spreads

The hospital has set up a private company called Barnsley Support Services. It wants to transfer the hospital estate, maintenance, procurement and other support staff to it. Existing staff will be protected for a period under Tupe regulations but unions fear that the move will lead to a two-tier workforce.

New Tory law hits lecturers’ action

Two dangerous examples this week were the first to show how the Trade Union Act can be used to put the brakes on disputes.

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