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Don’t let Royal Mail stop the fight

Postal workers’ union leaders looked set to announce at least parts of a possible agreement with Royal Mail bosses on Tuesday of this week. The CWU union has been in negotiation with bosses in a dispute over pensions, pay and conditions.

Pickering protest says no to fracking in Ryedale

Families on their first ever demonstration were among the 200-strong crowd marching through the market town of Pickering in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, on Saturday against fracking.

March against estate demolitions in Brixton

Some 200 people marched through Brixton against the demolition of six estates in the south London borough of Lambeth last Saturday.

Strikes win jobs victory for Brighton lecturers

Strikes at the University of Brighton have forced bosses to withdraw plans for compulsory redundancies.

Parents, children and teachers united against academies

The first strike day against academisation at Avenue School in Newham, east London, took place on Wednesday of last week. Also: Reports from Charlton Park Academy in Greenwich, the Village School in Brent and Westways Primary School in Sheffield

Driving examiners say Tories have failed

Driving examiners held a two-day national strike on Monday and Tuesday as bosses at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) implemented a new test.

Reports round-up: Get a move on over equal pay, Glasgow council

Also: Sellafield | Virgin trains | Kingsmill bakery | Quality Line buses | Kent buses | Medway Maritime Hospital | Picturehouse | Protest against Mariano Rajoy's visit | STUC takes on Scottish budget | Darlington Newsquest | Blacklisting

No to Football Lads Alliance in Newcastle

The Football Lads Alliance (FLA) is supporting a Veterans Against Terrorism march in Newcastle in February

Scrap the migrant detention system

The system of locking up migrants in detention centres must come to an end, doctors have warned

Back the winter appeal for Calais refugees

Activists across Britain are organising in solidarity with refugees and migrants trapped in the cold by Britain’s border in northern France

Protest outside McDonald’s after Muslim woman told to remove hijab

Chants of “Islamophobia no way—Muslim people here to stay” rang out in front of the McDonald's on Seven Sisters Road

Anti-fascists in the US and Britain condemn Donald Trump after Nazi retweets

Anti-fascists have responded by warning that the retweets will encourage racists and fascists

Fight to keep Scottish care homes open

Instead of looking forward to Christmas with their families, elderly residents of Scottish care charity Bield have been issued an eviction notice

Jeremy Hunt plans new NHS pay attack—time for unions to take a stand

Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to steam roll through an assault on hundreds of thousands of NHS workers’ pay.

Turkey: free Emin Sakir

Emin Sakir, a member of the Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party (Dsip) in Turkey has been arrested.

The royal wedding shows a divided Britain

As royal parasite Prince Harry prepares for a lavish wedding, just down the road from Kensington Palace a community lies in pieces.

Reports round-up: Walkout at a delivery office

Also: lobby of Scottish parliament, nuclear strike and Universal Credit protest

Birmingham bin workers’ strikes win big concessions from Labour council

Birmingham bin workers have defeated the Labour-run council’s attack on their jobs—but at a cost.

Could Unison ballot on pay?

Unison’s Local Government Service Group Executive met on Thursday of last week.

Call for cops to be suspended over deaths of Edson Da Costa and Rashan Charles

Campaigners have launched a petition demanding that cops under investigation over the deaths of Edson Da Costa and Rashan Charles be suspended.

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