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‘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.

Network Rail safety failings led to the deaths of two workers

A report into the deaths of two rail workers in July 2019 has revealed wholly avoidable safety failures.

Starmer ramps up his war on beleaguered Labour left

The Labour Party upped its crackdown on its own activists last week, suspending leading members in Bristol for supporting former leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Tories cannot be trusted with Covid-19 vaccines

The government’s repeated Covid-19 failures ¬undermine efforts to contain it—and mean we should not trust the Tories with the hopes for a new vaccine.

Croydon sends a sign of councils’ crisis

Croydon council in south London has issued a section 114 notice banning all spending except for statutory services for vulnerable people.

New strikes called at We Are With You + Scotrail action+ Brighton University + Heartlands hospital

Rehab charity workers at We Are With You—formerly Addaction—in Wigan and Leigh have announced another round of walkouts for equal pay.

Fighting for jobs and pay at Heathrow and Rolls-Royce

Workers at Heathrow Airport Ltd are set to strike in a dispute over plans to fire and rehire 4,000 workers on vastly reduced pay. Strikes to save jobs continue at Rolls-Royce.

Tory laws to pave way for attacks on migrants in Immigration Bill

Home secretary Priti Patel is pushing ahead with plans to make Britain’s racist immigration system even worse

Mass Scottish independence gathering shows challenge to SNP’s dominance

Hundreds of people joined the largest online gathering yet for the independence movement in Scotland this weekend

Manchester students continue occupation against university's pandemic treatment

Students at the University of Manchester have continued their occupation of Owen Park tower in protest of their university's dangerous policies during the pandemic.

Police sexism failed women killed by Peter Sutcliffe

Mass murderer Peter Sutcliffe died in hospital while an inmate in Frankland prison in County Durham at 74 years old.

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