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Student rent strikes stay strong

Bristol university has been forced to drop threats that those who take part in rent strikes will have their bursaries docked.

Optare manufacturing strikers escalate their strikes to win higher pay

 Workers at bus manufacturer Optare, near Leeds, have upped the ante in the fight for higher pay.

Grenfell cladding firm was ‘dishonest’ inquiry is told

Former employees at building cladding firm Celotex have admitted the company “manipulated” test results to compete with market rivals.

Scotrail+Justice for Ricky Reel+Delivery workers strike+Vote Paul Holmes+BT and Beis ballots

Guards on Scotrail are preparing for their first day of strikes over abuse of disciplinary procedures.

Rolls-Royce strikers are fighting for jobs

Workers at the Rolls‑Royce plant in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, are continuing their fight against bosses’ plans to slash 350 jobs.

Keir Starmer is still on the attack 

Labour party leader Keir Starmer is holding Jeremy Corbyn to ransom as part of an all-out assault on the left in the party.

SWP open letter to socialists in the Labour Party

The Socialist Workers Party has issued an open letter to socialists in the Labour Party.

Man threatened with deportation flight to Jamaica says his life is on the line

The Tories tried to deport John on the last Jamaica charter flight in February. Now he is scheduled to be removed on 2 December

Thousands of school and college students face anxiety over exams

Over 700,000 students across England are due to take exams next summer. They have suffered months of disruption because of the pandemic.  

Tories play divide and rule to push through public sector pay freeze

The Tories are preparing their latest attack on public sector workers. 

‘They are putting profit first’—residents in Hull speak out as virus cases soar

Hull has become the worst-hit city by coronavirus in Britain. The week to 13 November saw 761 confirmed cases per 100,000 people. The second highest-hit place was Hartlepool, with 597.

Majority of teachers have worked in a school with homeless children

Over half of teachers in Britain have worked at a school with children who were or became homeless in the past three years, according to a new study.

How government cronies were gifted a fast track to PPE profits

An official investigation has found that firms with political connections were ten times more likely to win contracts.

Little Ilford strikers fight to defend their east London school

Workers at Little Ilford school in east London began a two-day strike on Wednesday against plans that would damage the quality of education.

Tory ‘green revolution’ doesn’t offer break with fossil fuel economy

The Tories have announced plans for a “green revolution” to combat climate catastrophe and help kickstart the economy after the pandemic. 

Corbyn’s return to the Labour Party based on concessions to the right

Jeremy Corbyn has been readmitted to the Labour Party after making another concession to right wing efforts to silence criticism of Israel.

Students speak out—‘We will not back down’

In Bristol a rent strike by 1,400 students has forced the university to make some concessions including the promise that activists won’t be disciplined.

Students build resistance to bullying universities

Students are using rent strikes, occupations and protests to take on appalling treatment by their universities. 

Turn out for Paul Holmes + Battling the outsourcers

Members of the Unison union have just over a week left to return their votes in the general secretary election.

Forth Valley college lecturers start action as wider clash looms

Forth Valley College lecturers in the EIS-Further Education Lecturers’ Association (FELA) union began a campaign of industrial action last week.

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