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Many primary schools shut despite attempts by the Tories to keep them open

Large numbers of primary schools across England were closed to most children on Monday as workers refused to return on safety grounds.

Job losses and obscene riches mark start of 2021

Almost 30,000 restaurant workers lost their jobs last year, while the richest 1 percent of households have stashed away almost £800 billion in hidden wealth

Workers send message to Tories—keep all schools shut or we could walk out

Workers are demanding that all schools should move to online learning for at least two weeks because it is not safe for them to fully reopen

Vaccine delays and shortages—Tories’ latest coronavirus scandal

The Tories are ensuring thousands more deaths by failing to roll out coronavirus vaccination effectively

Billionaires and corporations owe workers millions in unpaid wages

Corporate giants and firms owned by billionaires have been exposed as not even paying their workers the minimum wage.

GALLERY - 2020: a year in 12 photos

Socialist Worker photographer Guy Smallman's year reflected in a photograph for each month.

The Tories, not the new coronavirus strain, have created the crisis in the NHS

The NHS stands on the brink of a catastrophic breakdown.

Overcrowded homes have sent virus cases soaring among the poorest in Britain

Overcrowded housing has increased the spread of Covid-19 among poorer people and black people in England according to research by the Health Foundation.

Don’t back Tory Brexit deal—or line up with the European Union

Tory claims about an approaching glorious future after the trade deal with the European Union are nonsense.  

Fears grow for the health of Egyptian detainee Hisham Fouad

Hisham Fouad has been detained for 18 months and is being denied medical treatment

Five articles on Brexit

It’s impossible at this stage to give a proper analysis of the new Brexit deal. But here are five articles that give the background.

Active strike at DHL, and action coming at British Gas

Striking Unite union members at DHL Supply Chain in Liverpool disrupted production at the Distribution centre on Monday.

Action needed now to stop Tories’ disastrous Covid-19 policies

The desperate U-turn by Boris Johnson over coronavirus restrictions highlights the gross failings of the Tories’ handling of the pandemic.

Protest calls for sacking of cop after attack on black teenager

Anti-racists rallied on the road outside Tottenham police station on Saturday after fresh footage emerged of a violent assault on a black teenager.

Scottish further education lecturers ready for battle

Further Education lecturers in the Scottish teaching union, EIS, have voted decisively to oppose college managements' attempts to replace them with instructors.

Hackney special school strikers demand improvements for workers and students

Action continued at Leaways special school in Hackney, with three days of strikes this week.

Bosses enjoy soaring salaries while workers scrape by on paltry pay, new report shows

It found bosses at top companies earn on average 100 times that of their lowest-paid workers.

School closes on health grounds after pressure from union members

Fighting school by school isn't enough, A stronger national response from unions is needed.

Anger as Heathrow airport ruling boosts climate-wrecking project

A new court ruling means a third runway at Heathrow airport could be back on the cards, overturning a previous decision to block the project. 

White men most likely to commit child sexual exploitation, says Home Office report

Most of those who commit child sex exploitation (CSE) offences in groups are white men, according to a Home Office report. 

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