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‘I am excited to build for this strike ballot’, say civil service workers


Civil service workers begin a ballot for national strikes next Monday, and PCS union activists are organising to win a thumping Yes vote.

Housing workers feel strong striking for fair pay


Workers at Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) began the second week of their two- week strike on Monday.

Reports round up: Big march for NHS in Oxford


Workers at TGI Fridays delivered a letter to the business minister Greg Clark on Tuesday.

Health workers vote to accept NHS below-inflation pay deal


Health workers in England and Wales have accepted a below-inflation pay deal cobbled together by the Tories, unions and NHS bosses.

Aerial shots that give new perspectives of the world


New attractions at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne are incisive and engaging—but both make unsettling viewing, writes Janet Sang

Hundreds join vigil in Beeston, Leeds, after arson attacks on mosque and Sikh gurdwara


Over 200 joined a vigil in Beeston in Leeds on Sunday after arson attacks on a mosque and Sikh gurdwara.

Battle is on to build pay fight in the UCU - and to transform union democracy


Around 80 UCU union members from across Britain met in London last Saturday to discuss building struggles over pay and pensions—and transforming their union.

Officer who stopped Rashan Charles ‘panicked’ inquest is told


A man who helped a police officer restrain Rashan Charles before he died has told an inquest that he was trying to protect Rashan.

Womens’ marches show the mood to relax abortion laws in Northern Ireland


Pressure is growing on politicians for reform of draconian abortion law in Northern Ireland, reports Sarah Bates

Protest for Tommy Robinson in London is a warning about the threat of fascism


Around 15,000 fascists and racists rallied for jailed Nazi figurehead Tommy Robinson on Whitehall in central London on Saturday.

Confident mood on big picket line as Wigan NHS staff strike against outsourcing


Confidence reigned on the picket lines as hospital workers across Wigan Borough began their second 48-hour walkout on Friday.

Support grows for protests against racist and fascist backers of Tommy Robinson


Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has backed a protest against racists and fascists in London on Saturday.

Damning revelations in Grenfell inquiry as officials try to pass the buck


The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire has heard how a smoke ventilation system failed eight days before the fire. It would have cost £1,800 to fix. It wasn’t fixed. It's one of the scores of examples of the contempt for ordinary people that led to the tragedy.

Officer who restrained Rashan Charles failed to follow safety rules, inquest hears


The police officer who restrained Rashan Charles before he died has admitted failing to follow safety rules.

Protests outside parliament after MPs debate abortion law


Activists protested outside parliament on Tuesday.

Blame Tories’ system not firefighters for Grenfell


It is almost impossible for anyone to deny the failures that led to the Grenfell Tower fire and at least 71 deaths. But there is now a battle over who is responsible.

Get behind NHS strike in Wigan


Hundreds of hospital porters, cleaners and other support staff are ramping up their fight against a dangerous new form of privatisation.

A two-week walkout in Tower Hamlets takes on housing bosses over pay


Housing workers are fighting attacks on pay in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Spread fight to other flicks to pressure Picturehouse bosses


Workers at four branches of the Picturehouse cinema chain struck on Thursday and Saturday of last week.

Workers at TGI Fridays feel tip top after strike


Workers at four branches of the TGI Fridays restaurant chain struck last Friday.

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