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Liverpool arms fair protest + Llanelli Royal Mail battle

Around 150 people attended an early morning protest march on Tuesday of last week against the AOC Electronic Warfare arms fair.

Escalate strikes to eat Weetabix for breakfast + Round-up

Weetabix strikers in Northamptonshire remain solid in their action against the company’s fire and rehire threats that will see some lose up to £5,000 a year.

Clarks shoe workers want to give bosses the boot + Stagecoach bus battles

A fantastic solidarity day took place on the Clarks workers’ picket line in Street in Somerset .

Derbyshire Dales and Brighton: bin workers refuse to be treated like rubbish

“We are not just arms and legs, we’re not ten a penny” were some of the chants ringing out on the foggy picket line at the Serco Derbyshire Dales refuse depot.

Oaks Park school workers fight on against victimisation

NEU union members are keeping up strikes and protests after management sacked a rep for urging Covid-19 safety action

Mould, cold and illness—the toll of Britain's housing crisis

Poor housing is affecting one in five renters’ health in England, according to housing charity Shelter.

College and RCA university strikers unite on the picket line

The solidarity rally was a significant step towards uniting strikes in education.

Politicians’ climate promises will only cut carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2050

World leaders’ plans to limit global carbon emissions will fall 60 percent short of even their wholly inadequate target to reach net zero by 2050.

High court case shows up Tories’ terrible treatment of trafficking victims

In a damning indictment of the Tories’ treatment of the victims of people trafficking, a high court has ruled the Home Office should give them the right to live in Britain.

Unite must offer more support to the Weetabix strikers

Engineers at Weetabix have continued strong strikes but now urgently need to escalate, reports Isabel Ringrose

Universal Credit cut is ‘all part of a plan to make us pay,’ says benefits claimant

A week after the Tories cut Universal Credit (UC) by £20, people who rely on it to survive are already struggling

How Britain sells tear gas to dictators

The British government has authorised sales of tear gas to several repressive states over more than a decade, new research reveals.

Cold truth of ‘warm’ welcome for Afghanistan refugees

Desperate refugees and migrants who have overcome fearsome obstacles to reach Britain have been met with appalling treatment once here

Covid report finds deadly failings but lets Tories off the hook

An MPs inquiry has confirmed that the Tories sacrificed tens of thousands of lives with their fatal handling of Covid-19.

Unison union officials’ manoeuvres will undermine the elected executive

Full time officials in the Unison union are trying to undermine elected lay members on the union’s governing body by refusing to carry out its decisions.

ScotRail strikes set to hit Cop26 + Housing day of action + round-up

More ScotRail workers are to escalate the battle for pay justice and equality.

University bosses cite ‘academic freedom’ as calls to sack trans-critical lecturer rise

Right wingers and university bosses have rushed to defend University of Sussex lecturer Kathleen Stock after she was accused of transphobia.

Clarks strikers won’t let bosses give them the boot

Around 100 Clarks workers, members of the Community union, at the boot and shoe warehouse in Street, Somerset, are facing a bitter battle against fire and rehire.

Protest at Cop26 to tackle climate inaction

Activists are stepping up preparations for mass demonstrations around the Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow. The main day of mobilisation is Saturday 6 November, just three weeks away.

New fights at the Royal Parks and at the DVLA + Facebook cleaners + Sage care home

Outsourced cleaners working at a number of parks in central London protested at the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday.

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