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Updated- unity statement backs mobilisations against racism and the far right

March against austerity and racism 2016 Pic: Guy Smallman MPs and union leaders support 17 November national demonstration and 20 October conference

Trade unions join call for ‘People’s Vote’ on Brexit

Trade unions join call for ‘People’s Vote’ on Brexit TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady fought to shift the union federation this week behind growing calls led by the right and big business for a “People’s Vote” on Brexit.

Labour’s new antisemitism definition hits solidarity with Palestine

Lobbying the Labour NEC September 2018 The Labour Party’s new definition of antisemitism has already had a chilling effect on pro-Palestinian campaigners’ willingness to criticise Israel

Housing report exposes the misery of private renters as landlords grab more cash

housing, to let signs, renting, private sector, landlords, poverty Money-grabbing landlords, a lack of social housing and sky-high rents are fuelling a private rental sector that means many suffer in insecure, unsafe homes.

Birmingham care strikers need support

Birmingham care strikers need support Home care workers in Birmingham are determined to win their battle to defend services, as their dispute should become a focus for the trade union movement.

Unions at Glasgow city council set for battles over equal pay

Unions at Glasgow city council set for battles over equal pay Low-paid women workers in Glasgow have dealt a blow to their bosses by delivering an overwhelming vote for strikes

Migration report calls for clampdown—but finds migrants don’t hurt jobs, wages or services


A Tory government-commissioned report has called for migrants to lose some of their rights after Britain leaves the European Union

Fascists march in Sunderland and Tories boost antisemitism - Stop the racists


Sunderland in the north east of England saw violent scenes last Saturday

Reports round-up: Unite tells construction workers not to walk off site if one of them dies


The Unite union has agreed a deal that would see workers carry on working if anyone is killed during construction of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

Kirklees bin workers vote for indefinite strike


Kirklees bin workers, members of the Unison union, have voted to start an indefinite strike

Trump ramps up trade wars to boost his flagging support


Tensions between the US and China threatens workers—and exposes Donald Trump’s weakness, says Charlie Kimber

Cops launch new stop and search clampdown - but it won’t stop knife crime


The police plan more stop and search with backing from the Tories.

Robinson’s retrial poses threat to all anti-racists


The Nazi’s return to court next week could be a boost for the far right

Teachers launch fight for higher pay at London rally


Over 70 people came to a pay rally for NEU union members in London on Thursday of last week.

Workers were right on university pensions


A new report has totally vindicated university workers’ decision to strike over pensions earlier this year

Corbyn smeared as antisemitic after he blames bankers for banking crisis


Supporters of Israel hardened up their attacks on backers of Jeremy Corbyn ahead of the Labour Party conference this week.

NHS strikes against outsourcing set to take place in Kent and York


Health workers are stepping up the fight against a dangerous new form of privatisation that threatens the NHS

Hundreds oppose racist Democratic Football Lads Alliance in Sunderland


Over 250 people gathered in a peaceful protest to oppose the Democratic Football Lads Alliance march in Sunderland

Home care strikers rally in Birmingham


Over 100 striking home care workers and supporters rallied in Birmingham’s city centre on Saturday—their 21st day of industrial action

East London health trust drops racist ID checks after protest


Health campaigners are celebrating after east London’s biggest trust hospitals trust partially backed down over checking patients’ immigration status

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