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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.

GALLERY - New images from the mass protests on the streets of South Korea

Protests demanding the resignation of president Park Geun-Hye have spread

Glasgow IT workers fear strike busters will undermine action against Labour council

Evidence of illegal strike-breaking has emerged amid an IT workers’ walkout, reports Raymie Kiernan

Yarl's Wood detainees speak out during protest in solidarity with refugees

A big protest in defence of refugees made links with detainees locked up at Yarl’s Wood, reports Freya Blake

Louise Casey's segregation report will whip up racism and demonise Muslims

A new report sparked headlines that migrants are not “integrating” into British society.

Skirmishes in battle for more rights at Crossrail

Construction workers on one of Britain’s biggest infrastructure projects downed tools after bosses tried to move a union rep off site.

Silver service workers can scupper the supper rush

RMT union members at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool are balloting to strike on 23 December.

Guards' strike and drivers' action hit Southern rail but bosses run to the courts

Southern rail was hit by a three-day train guards’ strike and a drivers’ overtime ban from Tuesday of this week.

Tube workers in dispute as bosses’ cuts take their toll

Tube drivers’ strikes on London Underground’s Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City lines, set for Tuesday, were suspended by the workers’ RMT union.

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Workers at Debenhams department store in Manchester scored a victory after bosses tried to push their December pay back until after the Christmas holiday.

Durham TAs' strikes force council into retreat—but union officials call off action

Durham teaching assistants (TAs) have forced council bosses to retreat. But a chance for a clear cut victory was snatched away from them by union officials.

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