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Workers are set to strike on global day of climate walkouts

climate strike, school students, protest, demonstration, environment, London Friday 20 September could mark a turning point in the struggle to stop climate chaos, writes Sarah Bates

Boris Johnson’s Brexit balance deepens division among Tories

Boris Johnson’s Brexit balance deepens division among Tories Johnson hopes he can deliver Brexit come what may on 31 October—and win back right wing votes. But he still has to appease the pro-EU big business, says? Tomáš Tengely-Evans

‘We’ll stay out so we can win,’ say PCS union members on indefinite strike

PCS, picket line, strike, walkout, civil service, London, all-out, indefinite Outsourced workers have vowed to keep up their indefinite strike after bosses claimed to give in to one of their central demands.

Extinction Rebellion plans new phase of action in October

Extinction Rebellion, climate change, environment, protest, demonstration, London, police, arrest, state Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists across the world are preparing for the next phase of the rebellion—7 October.

Trades Union Congress votes to support 20 September climate action

Trades Union Congress votes to support 20 September climate action Union leaders have supported workplace action for the global climate strike on 20 September.

Brexit ‘chaos’ warnings are an excuse to attack workers

Brexit ‘chaos’ warnings are an excuse to attack workers Big business is ratcheting up pressure on the Tories over a

University workers build ballots for strikes

Around 125,000 UCU union members in universities across Britain have started voting in ballots for strikes. One ballot, for action over pay, workloads and unequal contracts, involves union members at 147 institutions.

‘I was arrested for the crime of journalism at Heathrow’

Trying to tell the truth about climate activism saw Guy Smallman seized by police

Where to find your nearest climate strike rally

Join the action on 20 September in your local area

Cuts kill—pensioners died because of systemic health failings

Inquests into the deaths of three pensioners in East Sussex have uncovered failings linked to a pressure on resources.

Diageo workers strike to demand more than scraps from the fat cats’ table

Around 1,500 workers at Diageo plants across Scotland were set to begin ten days of strikes over pay on Tuesday night.

Cops ramp up brutal refugee crackdown

Refugees in northern France are facing a brutal border clampdown by British and French authorities.

Nottingham College workers holds defiant action

A strike at Nottingham College on Wednesday of last week drew between 20 and 25 strikers picketing at all five college sites for the first day.

Local government round up: Picket at Bromley libraries ahead of talks

Talks between bosses and striking library workers in south east London were set to take place as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Transport round up: Tube workers vote for strikes

Members of the RMT union on the Central, Jubilee, District and Northern lines have voted overwhelmingly for action short of a strike over excessive track noise.

LGBT+ round up: Activists hold firm against hate on Soho protest

LGBT+ activists staged a “holding-of-hands” protest in Soho, central London, on Friday of last week against a spike in hate crime.

Workers strike against ‘the uncharitable charity’ in Wigan

Support staff in the Unison union working for Addaction in Wigan struck for a third day last week.

Health visitors in Lincolnshire are still defiant

Striking health visitors in Lincolnshire have refused to back down after a Tory council leader tried to dismiss their action.

Labour’s position on the EU bends to the will of the right

The Labour Party conference, beginning on Sunday, looks set to be dominated by debates over whether to back remaining in the racist and neoliberal European Union

Reports round up: Workers protest at Bakkavor foods as they prepare for strike

Up to 100 workers outsourced to Sodexo at St Mary’s hospital in west London began a strike ballot this week.

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