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Rail workers plan strikes across four networks to derail bosses' plans

Rail workers across four networks plan to walk out to defend safety next Tuesday and Thursday.

Barts hospital deal has left strikers frustrated

Outsourced cleaners at Barts Health NHS Trust have accepted a pay offer from multinational Serco after a long-running dispute.

Ticking debt ‘time bomb’ may blast holes in weak recovery

Millions of people are scraping by in badly paid jobs and are being forced to take out loans. Ten years after the ‘credit crunch’, Sarah Bates looks at what’s behind the debt explosion

Radical mood among students on campuses as the new university year begins

As students begin a new university year many are looking at the upheaval in politics—and the possibility of change.

Royal Mail workers on course to deliver huge yes vote in national strike ballot

There are strong signs that Royal Mail workers are voting massively in favour of strikes to protect their pensions, conditions and to win a pay rise above inflation. The ballot closes next Tuesday.

The revolt to smash the Tories’ public sector pay cap is growing - join the fight

The revolt against the public sector pay cap is growing.

Germany shifts to the right, but thousands protest against AfD gains

Demonstrators took to the streets in response to the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party’s general election breakthrough.

‘We have to make sure Marxism never succeeds’ —inside the Labour right rally in Brighton

After a huge crowd gathered for Jeremy Corbyn in Brighton on Saturday, the Labour right held their own rally in a hotel basement last night, Sunday.

Left confident ahead of Labour conference

Labour Party conference gets underway today, Sunday—and the left is feeling confident.

Jeremy Corbyn inspires supporters to fight for a different society

Vindicated by the general election result, thousands of Jeremy Corbyn's supporters at the Labour Party conference feel confident, enthusiastic and raring to chuck out the Tories.

Hundreds-strong housing demo piles pressure onto Haringey Labour council

An up to 500-strong housing demonstration increased the pressure on Haringey council today, Saturday. 

Pay strikes could ‘break the government’ says John McDonnell

Labour's shadow chancellor urged unions to coordinate industrial action to break the Tories' public sector pay cap last night, Wednesday.

Funding formula fails test as schools still face cuts

Also: strike called at Badock’s Wood Primary School in Bristol

Figures reveal how cops' pet watchdog treats complaints

If you complain about the cops, the way you are treated will vary wildly depending on where you live.

Reports round up: Only women’s aid centre in South Yorkshire may close

Also: Aslef tube drivers call strike | Scotrail CCTV monitors | GTR train cleaners | NHS march in Brighton | Birmingham Mail | Ferrari and Maserati cleaners | Ritzy cinema | Serco tug boats | Co-op drivers | DSEI arrests

Unions’ pay claims put pressure on the Tories to give rises

Pressure is mounting on Theresa May to lift the public sector pay cap with a new poll showing that 62 percent of people want it scrapped.

Contaminated blood survivors prepare for inquiry

Survivors of the contaminated blood scandal met with the Reverend James Jones last week to discuss a possible upcoming inquiry. Nearly 80 attended the meeting.

Inquiry into Grenfell fire carves out residents as blocks fail safety tests

Opposition grows to Haringey demolition plans. Tenants delay Genesis housing association merger.

Kingsley Burrell cops’ trial begins

The trial of three police officers charged with perjury in relation to their account of the death of Kingsley Burrell began last week.

Scottish councils’ equal pay delay shame

Some 250 workers lobbied Glasgow City Council on Thursday of last week demanding they comply with equal pay legislation.

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