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Strong school strikes against academies get a result in Newham

Newham council in east London has passed a motion opposing academies, following a series of strikes by school workers.

Universities strike day three—workers take fight to university bosses

UCU union members are in buoyant mood, and suspicious of bosses’ motives

Corbyn must not give in to the right over Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has come under massive pressure from right wing Labour politicians to back staying in the European single market, which enforces austerity and privatisation.

Revealed—university bosses claim millions in expenses while workers face pensions cut

University vice chancellors are claiming millions in expenses to swan around in fancy hotels and posh restaurants while workers face savage attacks on their pensions

Strikers feel strong on second day of universities walkout

Pickets were out in force today for the second day of a two-day university strike

Three east London schools strike against academy plans

Workers at three east London schools struck together yesterday—with lively picket lines joined by parents, teachers, and support workers

University strikers boosted by solidarity

Marches, demonstrations and student walkouts marked the first day of a university workers’ strike today.

VIDEO - Why university workers are right to strike

Striking UCU member Josh Hollands explains what's behind the universities strike today.

University workers hit the picket lines as 40,000 strike

Universities across Britain were covered with pickets today as UCU union members struck over pensions.

Strong support for universities strike as walkout begins

Around 40,000 university workers will strike today in the opening shot of a battle for education

School workers in London to strike and rally together against academy plans

Workers and parents are united in this battle for education

UCU - ‘why we're right to go on strike’

This week we’ll be taking part in the biggest strike in Britain since the junior doctors’ strike. And we plan escalating strikes over the next three weeks, ending with a five-day strike in March.

Racist laws to blame for drowning of hundreds of refugees in a single month

At least 404 refugees died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in the first six weeks of 2018

Pressure beats mental health service cuts in Lewisham

Health campaigners are celebrating after they forced Labour-run Lewisham council to reverse hundreds of thousands of pounds in cuts to children’s mental health services.

Campaign to fight Labour council’s nursery closures

Over 250 parents, nursery workers and trade unionists vowed to stop nursery closures in Salford, Greater Manchester, at a meeting last Saturday.

Disabled people suffer over one million benefit sanctions under Tory rule

Disabled benefit claimants have suffered over a million sanctions since the Tories came to office in 2010

West London rallies against health cuts

Around 200 people rallied to defend the NHS in Ealing Town Hall in west London last Tuesday night. The rally was called by the Ealing Save Our NHS campaign.

Reports round-up: Justice4Grenfell sends three billboards round London

THE justice4Grenfell campaign’s billboards drove through Westminster last Thursday, demanding truth and justice for those who died in the fire at Grenfell Tower

Swansea is shaken by anti-cuts rally

There was a big shift in Swansea last Saturday. All Swansea area Labour MPs, alongside assembly members, council leaders, activists and victims of austerity united in a protest against Tory cuts.

Protest demands a halt to Leeds delivery office closure

Royal Mail workers in Leeds protested last Saturday against the closure of their delivery office

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