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Build the Unite union's left base after election

The Unite union’s recent general secretary election—in which incumbent Len McCluskey only narrowly beat a right wing challenge—revealed problems in the union.

Lincolnshire bikers take to the roads to protest against A&E closure

Dozens of bikers took to the roads of Lincolnshire to highlight the danger of closing local hospitals last Sunday. It was organised by the Fighting 4 Life Lincolnshire NHS campaign.

Reports round-up: London Bridge 3 dispute to spread across Tube

Also: Bectu conference | DHL pay victory | EHRC cuts strike dates | Scottish councils pay ballot | Abortion demo in Birmingham | March remembers mining disaster in Barnsley

Regional summits aim to kick racism out of the general election campaign

The Tories and right wing press want their racist, nationalist vision for Brexit to dominate the general election campaign.

Health workers in east London get organised at work to take on the racists

Health workers in east London are organising to take the fight against racism into their workplaces.

Rolls-Royce workers rev up as strikes against BMW’s pension robbery spread

Workers making Rolls-Royce cars in Goodwood, West Sussex, struck for the first time in almost 40 years last Friday.

Corbyn can turn his campaign into a revolt against the rich

Large rallies for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have shown what a strong and insurgent Labour election campaign could look like.

Fujitsu under fire as strikers hit trade fair

Unite union members walked out for 24 hours across IT giant Fujitsu’s sites on Monday.

Tenants beat rent hike at One Housing

Housing association tenants in West Ham, east London, scored a victory against their greedy landlords last week.

Ukip ‘crashed car’ as voters return to Tories

The racist Ukip party lost 144 of the 145 seats it contested in last Thursday’s local elections.

Scarborough protesters tell Tory MPs to frack off

While gloating Tory MPs were posing for photos by the seaside outside the count in Scarborough, fracking campaigners held a protest over a recent incident of sea pollution.

Post workers’ unofficial walkout forces Royal Mail bosses to lift reps’ suspension

Postal workers across Milton Keynes and Luton forced bosses into a climbdown from an attack on two union reps with an unofficial walkout on Monday.

Angry protesters take on Theresa May in Bristol - and chase away the Tories

A group of noisy protesters gathered to demonstrate against Theresa May when she spoke in Bristol on Tuesday evening.

South Koreans march on May Day as presidential election looms

South Korean workers marched in their tens of thousands on Monday. A presidential election is due on 9 May.

Support for Picturehouse workers grows in latest walkout

Cinema workers walked out across five Picturehouse sites in London on Monday and joined the May Day demonstration.

IPCC investigators didn’t know about shooters’ meeting, Anthony Grainger inquiry hears

The IPCC police watchdog was unaware of a meeting between Mark Duggan’s killer and the cop that shot Anthony Grainger, a public inquiry heard last week.

Campaigners hail victory after McDonald’s backs down over zero-hours contracts

Fast food chain McDonald’s has announced it will offer fixed-term contracts to workers who want them.

Children at Birmingham school to spend less time learning due to Tory funding cuts

A Birmingham school plans to slash two and a half hours’ teaching time from children each week because of Tory cuts.

Labour is right on the NHS pay cap - now get the fat cats out of the health service

Labour has pledged today, Wednesday, to scrap the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap for tens of thousands of health workers.

Rail workers rally against cuts that threaten safety

Hundreds of workers joined a protest outside Parliament in London, and strikes are coming.

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