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Colleges fight for funding - and strike over pay in south London

UCU union members plan to protest on Wednesday 17 October during a week of action over further education funding.

The Village School keeps up academy fight as workers face attacks in Bradford

NEU union members at The Village School in Brent, west London, are continuing their fight to stop the school becoming an academy.

Hundreds walk out at Northern Rail against unsafe driver only trains

Northern rail workers walked out on Saturday of last week in the latest action in their long-running fight for passenger safety.

Striking Camden traffic wardens say no waiting for pay justice

The Unison union members in north London are taking the fight for higher pay to outsourcing giant NSL.

Anti-deportation activists face jail time under terror legislation

A group of anti-deportation activists face lengthy jail terms—including the possibility of life behind bars—as they go on trial on Monday. 

Strikers lead anti-Tory march in Birmingham

Chants of “Tory scum, get out of Brum” rang out in Birmingham on Saturday as around 1,200 people joined a march ahead of the Tory party conference.

Pay figures show scale of institutional racism in NHS

Shocking new statistics have revealed the scale of institutional racism within the health service.

Tory fracking drive lies behind jailing of three activists

Preston Crown Court saw dramatic scenes as three anti-fracking activists were given lengthy jail sentences on Wednesday. 

Anti-racists prepare to take on Nazi threat after Tommy Robinson’s retrial is put back

A baying crowd of Nazis gathered outside the Old Bailey in central London to greet their fuhrer Tommy Robinson on Thursday.

Tube workers strike over staffing and safety

A strike on the Piccadilly line saw hundreds of workers shut down a main transport route in London. 

Jeremy Corbyn promises ‘radical solutions’ ten years after banking crash

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked “greed is good” capitalism and promised radical economic change on Wednesday.

Labour delegates show solidarity with Palestine

Delegates to Labour Party conference sent a resounding message of solidarity to Palestinians on Tuesday.

Ivy House pub workers stage unofficial strike over zero hours contracts

Workers at a south London pub are on their second day of a wildcat strike in a battle over zero hours contracts.

A pay campaign that can win

UCU union members in 110 Universities and 147 colleges are being balloted over pay in England and Wales. The ballot was launched three weeks ago and closes on 19 October.

The right are not making Progress as they rail against the left at Labour conference

Everyone was anxious about something or other at the Labour right’s conference rally in Liverpool on Monday night.

Labour conference round up: Universal Credit fudge sparks anger

Disability campaigners are angry at Labour’s failure to pledge to scrap the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit.

Labour remains divided over second Brexit referendum

Delegates at the Labour conference were set to vote on a motion that edges the party closer to supporting a second Brexit referendum on Tuesday.

Reports round-up - one thousand join protest at Faslane nuclear base

Around 1,000 people protested at the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland last weekend against Trident missiles. Campaigners demanded, “Nae Nukes Anywhere”

Strikes keep up pressure against NHS outsourcing

Health workers across Kent began a five-day strike against a dangerous new form of privatisation on Monday.

Birmingham care strikers demand answers from Labour

Birmingham care workers kicked off their latest five-day strike ths week by lobbying the Labour Party conference.

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