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Billionaires’ fortunes increase by over 60 percent despite coronavirus crisis

Amid the horrors of the pandemic, the collective wealth of the world’s billionaires exploded by more than 60 percent last year from £5.8 trillion to £9.5 trillion.

Deliveroo strikers won’t let bosses take them for a ride

Deliveroo riders in many parts of Britain struck and rallied on Wednesday demanding workers’ rights, enhanced safety and an end to poverty pay.

Hundreds of workers strike over safety at Swansea DVLA

More than 1,000 people at a major government workplace are on strike in a significant battle over workers’ safety from coronavirus.

Norwich environmental workers prepare for battle

Around 170 environmental workers in Norwich have taken part in indicative ballots for strikes.

Government’s Sewell report denies systematic racism

“If the report had been intended to help address racism in Britain, it must surely be written off as a disaster.”

Lockdown is eased but virus growing

The Tories plan to further ease lockdown measures across England from next week.

New offer at Heathrow postpones strikes

Strikes at Heathrow Airport Limited that were due to start on 2 April have been postponed as workers are balloted over an offer on pay and conditions.

SPS + Bristol Water + Courts + Leicester university + Thurrock council + Goodlord + Communisis

Workers at aerospace parts firm SPS Technologies in Leicester continue a strike over fire and rehire cuts that will cost them up to £3,000 a year.

To kill the bill, protests must continue to grow

The police are taking their revenge on people who have joined Kill The Bill protests.

Deliveroo set for roovolt by delivery workers

Deliveroo food delivery workers are set to strike on Wednesday this week.

Deskilling fight escalates as pickets hit Hinkley Point

But the Unite union repudiated the action and advised workers not to join the demonstration

Centene grabs GP surgeries, and its former boss is advising Johnson

Campaigners fear that surgeries will now be staffed in the cheapest way possible, with regular doctors replaced by locums, and cheaper medical staff.

Support bus strikers in Manchester in London

Bus drivers in Manchester and the west and south of London have stepped up their fights after talks with bosses failed.

Tens of thousands of NHS workers are suffering with ‘long Covid’

Over a million workers in Britain have been hit by devastating “long Covid”. 

Protests at new level as thousands march across Britain against police bill

From London to Glasgow, from Weymouth to Newcastle, protesters poured on to the streets

Unions have to hit back after British Gas sackings

British Gas workers are furious and frustrated after receiving bosses’ final ultimatum to sign a punitive new contract or face the sack.

Health workers stage day of action for pay

Health workers across Britain labelled Boris Johnson an “April Fool” on Thursday 1 April.

London United bus strikes hit back at RATP bosses’ assault

Bus drivers in the west and south of London have stepped up their pay fight after talks with bosses failed

Scottish college lecturers stage two-day strike in jobs battle

College lecturers across Scotland launched a two-day strike on Wednesday in a continuing dispute over the replacement of lecturers with poorer paid instructors with worse conditions.

Sewell report denies institutional racism to obscure how the system works

The Tory-commissioned report ignores the patterns of prejudice that are repeated throughout society

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