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Postal workers leave work in Barnsley over Covid-19 safety fears

Royal Mail postal workers in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, left their workplace on Monday over coronavirus safety fears.

Unison grows + BT crisis + RSPCA cuts + School safety + Curtain falls on jobs

The Unison union says it has seen a surge in membership with more than 90,000 people signing up ​this year.

Reject local government pay offer and raise anti-racist solidarity

Consultation with Unison union members on a 2.75 percent pay offer to local government workers in England and Wales is underway.

India-China battles warn of rising tension

High in the barren mountains of Ladakh, just downwind from the Himalayas, a seemingly bizarre series of fights took place last week.

Thousands more join fresh round of Black Lives Matter protests

Some of the biggest mobilisations took place outside London

This movement must try to fight all forms of racism

Although different groups are affected differently by racism this must not divide the struggle against it says Yuri Prasad  

Three years after Grenfell and people's homes are still not safe

Three years on from the Grenfell Tower catastrophe, people are still living in hundreds of buildings that haven’t been stripped of dangerous cladding.

Government abandons Covid-19 tracing app after months of delays

In a humiliating reversal of policy, the government announced on Thursday that it is abandoning the contact-tracing app which it had said was vital to an effective “test and trace” system

Profit hungry firms want more money for failing transport system

The coronavirus crisis has underlined the utter failure of a privatised transport system. But the Tories are still shovelling billions to profit-hungry firms rather than renationalising the system.

Protests across Britain show the breadth of Black Lives Matter movement

 Thousands of people “took the knee” at Black Lives Matter protests in towns and cities across Britain on Wednesday.

Climate groups warn that environmental destruction will lead to more pandemics

Environmental destruction lies behind health crises—and sweeping changes will be needed to avoid further pandemics, argued conservation and health leaders

Debt, cutting back on food, endless stress—the reality of life on Universal Credit

Nearly two thirds of families who receive Universal Credit have been pushed into borrowing money to survive

Action needed on university funding

The UCU union has launched a campaign demanding the government puts forward a plan to protect universities and colleges.

Tories push for lockdown end

The Tories were patting themselves on the back this week—despite the official coronavirus death toll in Britain climbing to over 40,000 and millions of workers facing unemployment. 

SNP claps NHS workers but won’t pay them extra

NHS workers are angry that the Scottish government has refused to reopen talks over pay.

Huge support as south London anti-racists take to streets

An inspiring protest against racism took place in Southwark, south London, on Sunday.

Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests across Britain

Thousands of people across Britain have joined another wave of protests as part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

Thousands march for Black Lives Matter ahead of weekend protests

Anti-racists are gearing up for Black Lives Matter protests this weekend in the face of a Tory attempt to stoke a right wing backlash.

Homeless people turfed out as Covid-19 support ends

The Tory government promised to help care for homeless people during the  pandemic. But now the measures adopted are ending, writes Sadie Robinson 

Pregnant women and new mothers hit hard by coronavirus crisis

Pregnant women and women who have recently had children are facing intensified discrimination during the coronavirus crisis.

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