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Strikes back on the cards at Royal Mail?

Postal workers’ union leaders have hinted that talks with bosses at Royal Mail could end with a major strike—originally planned for October this year—going ahead.

Anti-racists take refugee solidarity onto the streets

Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) supporters plan days of action this Saturday for the SUTR Calais Winter Appeal

Reports round-up: Parcel workers demand bosses sort it out

Also: Timber workers, Charlton Park Academy, lorry drivers, Fujitsu and tank instructors.

Labour MP - left wing party activists are ‘uncouth and sometimes very unsanitary’

A BBC documentary about Labour’s general election campaign that aired on Monday embarrassed Labour’s right wing MPs.

Schools inspectors told to target Muslim girls

Muslim girls in primary schools will be questioned by school inspectors if they wear a hijab or headscarf

Lecturers should vote for a pensions strike


Remembering the Holocaust and witnessing the Nazi death camps

The annual Unite Against Fascism (UAF) educational trip to Krakow and Auschwitz took place last week. For many involved it was the first opportunity to get a true sense of the scale of the atrocities carried out in the Holocaust.

‘Corbynism finally comes to Scotland’—new leader and new mood in Scottish Labour

Scottish Labour members have elected left wing candidate Richard Leonard as their party’s new leader.

Report slams Yarl's Wood migrant prison as campaigners call for detention time limits

A damning official inspection into the Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire has added to the case against the barbaric practice of immigration detention.

Workers hold march and work-in to save jobs at offshore wind turbine factory

Workers fighting to save their jobs at Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) marched through Edinburgh on Thursday. Union members launched a “work-in” at the offshore offshore energy manufacturer.

Student demonstration calls for free education and an end to cuts

Hundreds of students marched through central London on Wednesday on a demonstration for free education and against university cuts.

New fears over PFI profits show how bosses see the prospect of a Labour government

A row over Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) shows how bosses are preparing for the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn walking into Downing Street.

March for Grenfell swells with silent anger as report condemns Tory council

Almost 2,000 people joined the latest monthly silent march on Tuesday night to commemorate the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

Reports round-up: Clampdown on Palestine solidarity meeting at Cambridge University


Universal discredit—the Tories wreck our lives

The Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) benefit regime is wrecking lives.

Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists

Plus, Kingsmill strike, Pentonville Five celebration and boiler maintenance workers

Civil service walkouts can put the brakes on new test

And some 3,000 civil service workers joined the PCS union during its recent ballot over ending the one percent pay cap.

Stop the Football Lads Alliance in Scotland

Anti-racists in Scotland will take to the streets of Edinburgh at the same time as the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) marches in Glasgow on 25 November.

Strikes rock bus and train services

Workers at two bus companies in the North West of England struck on Monday, following a coordinated bus and train strike on Wednesday of last week

More ministers are under pressure after two resign in just eight days

After the departures of Priti Patel and Michael Fallon, Damian Green and Boris Johnson are in the spotlight

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