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NEU delegates backed a fight for a pay rise of at least 5 percent following years of real terms pay cuts.

Industrial round-up - three colleges in pay fight

Workers at three colleges struck last week over pay.

Sajid Javid’s life of crimes


Hundreds arrested as central strategy of movement

Part of the strategy for the Extinction Rebellion movement is to provoke the state to take action against protesters.

Don’t let Theresa May off the hook

Theresa May found no respite on her Easter ­walking holiday in North Wales.

Extinction Rebellion protests take place across the world

Extinction Rebellion said on Tuesday, “In 25 countries around the world, rebels of all kinds and backgrounds have begun taking non-violent direct action in a bid to save our planet from catastrophe.”

Workers protest over hospital outsourcing

The GMB union held protests against outsourcer ISS at hospitals last week—including at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich, Princess Royal Hospital in Orpington and Kingston hospital.

Climate protesters debate a way forwards

After the initial excitement of Monday’s Extinction Rebellion protest, activists reflected on how the day of protests had gone—and what might happen next.

Firefighters reject ‘insulting proposal’ over new duties

Firefighters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to enter into open-ended contracts.

The bosses go nuclear over strikes at Sellafield

Outsourcer Mitie has turned to bullying measures in an effort to weaken a strike at Sellafield nuclear processing plant which was set to start on Friday this week.

Cops face discipline charges after ignoring Shana Grice

Cops face discipline charges after ignoring Shana Grice

Virgin rail smash and grab

Richard Branson’s Virgin Group will have trousered £306 million in dividends from Virgin Trains by the time the franchise finishes operations within the next year.

Fighting against the toxic legacy of Grenfell Tower fire

School students studying in the shadow of Grenfell Tower in west London are angry about being exposed to toxins caused by the 2017 fire.

Protests repressed in Algeria

Strikes and protests in Algeria have continued despite the regime’s attempts to undercut the movement.

PCS union members strike together over pay and jobs in London

It was a day of struggle for members of the PCS union in London on Wednesday, as workers in two government departments struck together.

Fight for every vote in PCS national pay ballot

Activists still have plenty of work to do to deliver a strong yes vote.

Labour is wrong to agree to Tories’ racist plan over Brexit and free movement

Anti-racists will have to fight major battles to push back the racist and far right challenge in elections and to defend workers’ freedom of movement

Italy’s war on the Roma escalates as racists and fascists force families out

Racist protests started in the Italian capital of Rome on Tuesday of last week after the council announced a bus would transfer 70 Roma to a reception centre in Torre Maura, an eastern suburb of the city.

Reports round-up—Bin the Anglesey outsource pay gap

Bin the Anglesey outsource pay gap

Inaugural NEU union conference set to tackle education under attack

The first NEU union conference takes place in Liverpool next week. The NEU school workers’ union was formed by a merger of the NUT and ATL unions.

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