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40,000 UCU members could strike, shutting down 68 universities

40,000 UCU members could strike, shutting down 68 universities 40,000 UCU union members are being balloted for strikes over pensions. The ballot ends on Friday.

Carillion’s collapse puts thousands of workers’ jobs and pensions at risk

Carillion, workers, Canal Tunnels, London, project, privatisation, transport Carillion was Britain’s second-largest construction company, employing 43,000 people globally.

Corbyn caves in to pressure as ally Chris Williamson goes

Corbyn caves in to pressure as ally Chris Williamson goes The Labour Party’s left wing leadership has shown serious signs of accommodating to the right and big business in a bid to appear respectable.

Students protest at University College London over racist eugenics conference

UCL, students, protest, eugenics, racism Chants of, “Decolonise UCL” and, “End eugenics now” rang out in front of University College London (UCL) on Monday.

Fujitsu workers prepare for strikes as bosses dismiss Unite rep Ian Allinson

Fujitsu, Ian Allinson, Unite, picket line, strike, walkout, protest, demonstration, Manchester Unite union members at Fujistu have announced a series of strikes—as bosses dismissed victimised rep Ian Allinson. The first walkout will begin on Wednesday 24 January.

Rail strikes bring lines to a standstill in a battle to defend safe, accessible travel

RMT, transport, strike, picket, walkout, DOO, Fratton Train workers brought networks to a standstill this week as they resisted bosses’ plans to take guards off trains.

Report reveals fresh safety failings over Grenfell as 2,000 attend silent march


Seven months after the Grenfell Tower fire, the level of contempt for working class people felt by those responsible is still being revealed.

Victory for anti-racists as Trump cancels his visit to Britain - now take on Tillerson


US president Donald Trump has confirmed he won’t be coming to Britain to open the new US embassy in February.

Unite union calls on members to reject the pay offer in local government


The Unite union is calling on its members in English and Welsh local government to reject their pay offer in a consultative ballot.

Seize every chance to defeat the Haringey social cleansing plan


The fight against the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) continues to expose the contradictions inside the Labour Party.

What would Labour in office need to survive?


New books try to answer how a government led by Jeremy Corbyn would survive, writes Nick Clark

Theresa May’s Calais crackdown means more refugees will die


The Tories have promised £45 million for a fresh clampdown on refugees trapped at Britain’s border in Calais.

Elephant and Castle campaigners tell developers to pack their bags


A strong campaign pressured the Southwark council planning committee to vote down proposals to redevelop the Elephant and Castle shopping centre in south London.

Vote for pensions strikes in the UCU union to stop attack on USS scheme


A ballot of UCU union members for strikes over pensions was set to end on Friday. Workers at some 68 universities across Britain are balloting to stop an attack on their USS pension scheme.

A big protest in London on 3 February can help push back Tory attacks on the NHS


An urgent call to resist the Tories’ attacks on the NHS went out from a health campaigners’ meeting in London on Thursday of last week.

Massive vote for strikes by postal workers has forced concessions from Royal Mail


 

Reports round-up: Glasgow equal pay campaign


Also, anti-fracking protest in York, Bradford children's services at risk and more

Hundreds of Birmingham care workers set to strike over cuts and rotas


Hundreds of vital workers in Birmingham are striking to save a home care service from cuts.

As Carillion fat cats demand more state cash - stop outsourcing to save jobs


Bosses at Carillion have got their hands out. They have already taken billions of public money on the outsourcing and privatising gravy train.

Tens of thousands march against the Tory-fascist coalition in Austria


Around 70,000 took to the streets in Vienna - including refugees and trade unionists

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