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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.

Bosses evict terminally ill residents for making ‘loss’

Care home residents in Doncaster were told last week they would be evicted in 30 days because their residence is “not sustainable”.

Fighting back pays out in Swansea

Health workers at three hospitals in South Wales have forced a pay rise of up to £1,900 from bosses after a one-day walkout in January.

Fujitsu pickets brave weather to deliver a shutdown

Workers at IT services firm Fujitsu struck last Friday—and planned further walkouts on Friday this week and next Monday.

Transport round up: Drivers should derail the shoddy deal on Southern

Southern Rail train drivers will be balloted on a new deal agreed between their Aslef union leaders and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway.

Reports round up: More cinemas join Picturehouse dispute

Workers across the Picturehouse cinema chain struck last Saturday.

Len McCluskey embarrassed in campaign email ‘error’

Days before voting starts in the Unite union’s general secretary election, incumbent Len McCluskey’s campaign has been caught sending members false information.

Nuclear workers bring their AWEsome power to bear on bosses

Workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) were set to take the first of a new round of eight 24-hour strikes on Thursday of this week and Monday of next.

As May triggers Article 50, the EU is still no alternative

New EU attacks on Greek workers and on refugees are a reminder that our task is fight for a left Brexit

Tens of thousands join demos to stand up to racism

Successful demonstrations last Saturday show the potential to build bigger resistance to the racist right

Winning Scottish independence will take a revolt against the Tories

With a second referendum in Scotland increasingly likely, the left must fight to make sure it is called and won—and furthers ordinary people’s interests

‘I was crying and in pain'—the truth behind the Tory benefit cuts

The Tories ramped up their war on disabled people with dangerous new “reforms” to the personal independence payment (Pip) benefits last Thursday.

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