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Questions to be answered after construction worker deaths

Why are some workers at the Bond Street station Crossrail site dying?

Reports round-up - solid strike hits Caledonian Sleeper

Workers on the Caledonian sleeper service struck for 36 hours from 12 noon last Sunday, causing all sleeper services to be cancelled.

Tayside pharmacy workers are staying out until they get a clear win

Scottish pharmacy health workers on all-out strike have refused to go back to work until bosses carry out their promises over pay.

Corruption, harassment and Brexit pile strain on Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson began his first Tory party conference as prime minister facing allegations of ­sexual harassment and ­corruption—and a looming Brexit deadline.

Ian McEwan’s new novella is Kafka with a difference

Ian McEwan’s new novella tells the story of Brexit and the political crisis it has caused.

Margaret Hodge faces reselection battle after vicious attacks on Jeremy Corbyn


Tory NHS lies crumble within hours

Tory lies over hospital building fell apart in less than 24 hours over the weekend.

Labour promises to axe hated Universal Credit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will scrap the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit if elected.

Demand the Scottish government act now on climate chaos

MSPs at Holyrood last week voted by 113 votes to zero, to adopt a new ­climate bill. Only the Greens abstained.

‘We have had enough,’ say sixth form workers preparing to strike

Workers at 23 sixth form colleges are set to strike on Thursday 17 October in a battle over funding and pay.

A much more dynamic push for indyref2 is needed

The grassroots campaign supporting independence for Scotland is continuing with an unprecedented series of major meetings and demonstrations.

Postal workers fight back against Royal Mail with strong strike ballot campaign

Postal workers are going all out to win a strike ballot and then resist attacks from their Royal Mail bosses.

University workers are ready to get the vote out in strike ballots

UCU union members in universities are balloting for strikes over pay, workloads, unequal contracts and pensions.

Thousands protest in Manchester as Tory party conference begins

Chants of, “Stop Boris!” rang out in Manchester on Sunday as up to 5,000 people marched against the Tories, who were gathering for their party conference.

As 2,000 join the ranks of the super-rich – we need to change the system

Another 2,000 people joined the global ranks of the ultra-rich last year with personal “investable” wealth of more than £24 million. That figure does not include their holdings in property and other fixed assets.

Labour conference backs strong climate action despite some union opposition

Delegates passed a motion calling for a ban on fracking and achieving zero carbon emissions by 2030,

Reports round-up: Cleaners still out at business department

nFirefighters have claimed victory in their fight against cuts to the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Thomas Cook fat cats should pay up after collapse

The collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook on Monday highlighted rip-off corporate culture.

‘The fight of our lives’ at Royal Mail as ballot for strike begins

Around 120,000 postal workers will start voting this week in a national strike ballot.

Political chaos in Britain after court judgement - drive the Tories out now

The Tories have to be driven out—now.

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