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Sparks take on bosses attacks at Crossrail

Hundreds of electricians across the Crossrail project in London “cabined up” on Monday morning at the Canning Town, Holborn and Mile End shafts.

LSE cleaners strike continues in defiance of management threats

Cleaners employed by outsourcing firm Noonan at the LSE university on Wednesday continued their strike for equal pay and conditions as workers employed directly by the LSE. Cleaners currently get the statutory minimum sick pay of just £83.95 a week for a maximum of 28 weeks.

The campaign for independence needs a mass movement separate from the SNP

It’s easy to forget that one of the reasons Theresa May called the snap election was to stop a second independence referendum.

Ordinary people rushed to help each other as Murdoch’s attack dogs went after Corbyn

In the aftermath of the attack ordinary people rushed to help each other and collectively organise getting people to safety.

Mass rallies for Corbyn can pull the movement leftwards

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has spoken to tens of thousands of people across Britain during the last week. It’s a sign of the energy behind Labour’s campaign, and how his radical policies are enthusing people.

Reports round-up

Around 50 anti-fascists turned out in Brighton to see off French Front National candidate Tony Thommes.

Fujitsu strike halted to hear new offer

The Unite union suspended all industrial action at IT firm Fujitsu after receiving a new offer from bosses.

Unions push for more action in face of obstinate rail bosses

The state of the railways is a good reason to vote out the Tories on 8 June and back Jeremy Corbyn.

Tory manifesto dressed in sheep's clothing attacks ordinary people

Tory leader Theresa May’s manifesto launch speech today, Thursday, was an attempt to con people into voting Tory with a raft of vicious attacks dressed up as giveaways.

Tories' means testing will mean the poorest pay most

Why should less well-off tax payers subsidise the wealthy with benefits and services that are not means-tested, asked right wing commentators as the Tories unveiled their manifesto this week.

Would the bosses let us renationalise services and industry?

Labour’s manifesto commitments to nationalising some industries would meet resistance

Scottish lecturers get their bosses telt

 College lecturers in Scotland held a victory rally on Saturday after their bosses "crumbled" on Friday in the face of an escalating national dispute.

Property sharks won't solve the housing crisis with their 'redevelopment' plans

Landlords and property speculators are not looking to help with the housing crisis, they're only looking for profit and will kick working class people out of their areas to get it

Reports round-up

Unison union members working for children’s social work teams at Kirklees Council warned regional union officials last week to sanction their vote to strike or they will resign from the union.

Rail workers call 24 hour strike against DOO

Train guards on Southern, along with their RMT union colleagues on Northern and Merseyrail, were set for a coordinated 24-hour rail walkout next Tuesday.

Southend protest against NHS cuts

Up to 1,000 protested last Saturday in Southend against Tory plans to cut the local A&E.

Conference to vote on action

The general election will influence debates at the UCU union’s annual congress in Brighton this weekend.

After Manchester attack—don't let right exploit horror

A horrific bombing killed 22 people, including five children, as they left an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

PCS conference hears of workers' actions and plans for more

At the recent conference for the PCS union, workers discussed strike action for disputes with EHRC and the DWP

Argos workers strike to defend conditions

Argos warehouse workers defied bosses’ legal threats to begin a two-week walkout at five depots across England last Wednesday.

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