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'We're going to fight NHS cuts,' activists vow as health bosses get worried


Health bosses have hired “bouncers” to shield themselves from growing anger at consultation meetings

Surgical strikers say low pay won’t cut it


The workers who disinfect and sterilise surgical instruments at three south Wales hospitals struck on Wednesday of last week.

Job centres targeted in Tory assault on the poor


The Tories are preparing a fresh attack on the poor, announcing plans to close more than one in ten job centres last week.

TUSC tackles the elephant in the room


The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) conference last Saturday debated standing in the May elections

UCU needs ‘a breath of fresh air’ says left candidate Jo McNeill


Ballot papers will go out this week for elections in the UCU union—and the left is winning support.

Donald Trump unleashes racist attack with vicious Muslim ban


Donald Trump’s racist onslaught reached fever pitch last weekend as he placed a ban on people coming to the US from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Woolwich ferry walkout takes on bosses


Ferry workers in Woolwich, south east London, struck for 24 hours in the first of twelve planned walkouts last Friday.

Reports of protests against Trump across the country on Monday


Furious protests filled the streets in towns and cities across Britain yesterday, Monday, against Donald Trump.

Take to the streets against Trump and May this Saturday 4 February


After the great success of Monday's marches, step up the pressure by demonstrating this Saturday

End of the line for Southern rail firm Govia?


Also: new Tube walkout

Striking teaching assistants besiege Derby council to overturn huge pay cut


Around 150 teaching assistants (TAs) descended on Derby Council’s head office on Tuesday blowing whistles, ringing bells and waving flags and placards.

Labour MPs are set to defy leader Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit bill


Corbyn is right to reject Tory plans and trigger Article 50—but Labour rebels weaken him, says Nick Clark

Bristol fights police racism after tasering of Judah Adunbi


Over 200 people packed an emergency meeting in St Pauls, Bristol, last Saturday. It was called in response to an assault on Judah Adunbi by police, which was captured on film.

Richest 0.01 percent dodge more tax as children fall into ‘stark’ poverty


Britain’s super rich have dodged £1 billion more in tax since the Tories set up a new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) unit in 2009 to make them pay more tax.

Reports round-up: Six days of strikes scheduled to hit British Airways


Also: Benefit cuts kill in Kentish Town | Nominate Ian Allinson in Unite | Peace activists target fighter jets | Nuclear bosses attack pensions | No justice over Marikana | Picturehouse strike vote | EHRC layoffs | Fracking protests | Housing campaigns

Rage erupts across Britain as tens of thousands join demos


Chants of, “Dump Trump” and, “Shame on May” rang out through towns and cities across Britain as tens of thousands joined protests on Monday night.

Striking cleaners take on KCL bosses


Cleaners at Kings College London (KCL) began a 48-hour strike today, Thursday, in response to massive workloads and understaffing.

Harrods restaurant boss resigns after workers’ successful fight for tips


Workers at the posh department store Harrods in London celebrated another victory this week.

Esther Brunstein remembered


Holocaust survivor Esther Brunstein died last week. Claire Dissington, an anti-Nazi activist, remembers Esther's courageous contribution to the continuing fight against fascism

Spies not blamed over Kincora in a ‘travesty’ of a child abuse inquiry


Children suffered decades of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in homes run by the state, charities and churches in Northern Ireland, an inquiry found last week.

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