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Civil service union set for national pay ballot

PCS union members have the chance to lead the way in the fight against poverty pay by voting for a national statutory strike ballot.

Fifty years after Ronan Point tower block disaster dangerously little has changed

Four people died and 17 were injured in the Ronan Point Tower Block disaster 50 years ago this Wednesday.

Workers feel ‘powerful’ after strike threats at The Village School win some retreats

Workers at The Village School in Brent, North west London, called off a planned strike last week after winning a series of promises from the head teacher. But they could strike again if these promises aren’t kept.

Fights to stop job cuts and to win union recognition in universities

Workers at London South Bank University in south London held a protest against planned job cuts on Tuesday.

‘We won’t let the Football Lads Alliance racists divide us in Manchester’

The whole left must take the threat of the far right seriously, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Grenfell survivors and relatives say Tory moves over public inquiry are not enough

Grenfell Tower survivors and relatives of those who died slammed Theresa May and the Tories’ response to the tower block fire on Monday. 

Israel massacres at least 60 Palestinians fighting for justice

Israeli soldiers shot and killed at least 60 Palestinians in Gaza on Monday—more than doubling the number they have killed over the past six weeks.

This Is America is a powerful commentary on racism in the US

Donald Trump argues it’s safe to carry a gun because that stops you being a victim of knife crime. In that context This is America, the latest single by Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, is a welcome breath of fresh air.

Sunday Times Rich List shows we need to get rid of the rich to create a better world

The 1,000 richest people in Britain now have a record total wealth of £724 billion—up 10 percent on last year’s figure.

Tens of thousands join TUC march. Now build for strikes

It was important to take to the streets, but more will be needed to beat the Tories

Riaz Ahmed was seized in Pakistan but is now free

Dr Riaz Ahmed, has been returned and thanks everyone for their solidarity

Anger over pay on TUC march as workers protest against the Tories

Tens of thousands of people have joined the TUC union federation march in London for a “new deal for workers”.

Palestinians remember 70 years of murder, dispossession and theft

Protesters gathered outside the Israeli embassy on Friday evening to mark the year when Palestinians were expelled from their homes.

Hull College workers walk out to save jobs

There was a very large, vibrant and well organised picket line outside the main entrance of Hull College on Wednesday.

Anti-racists rally in Edinburgh after attack on Syrian refugee

Over 200 anti-racists joined a protest in Edinburgh on Thursday evening after an attack of a young Syrian refugee.

Solidarity on the picket lines as colleges strike for pay rise

UCU union members at two London colleges struck on Friday as part of a series of walkouts over pay across ten colleges in England.

Tories’ £50 million grammar school scam to entrench class division

The Tories have unveiled plans to hand selective grammar schools £50 million—while slashing funding for state schools. The news has infuriated teachers, parents and education campaigners.

Unions need to build real fight to stop 13,000 job cuts at BT

BT, Britain’s largest telecoms company, has announced that it is slashing 13,000 jobs in an effort to boost profits. This is on top of 4,000 job cuts last year.

How the Tory ‘hostile environment’ policies hit Syrian refugees

Some refugees faced benefit sanctions as a result of undertaking English language tuition

Pro-choice protest pans ‘March for Life’ bigots

Abortion Rights campaigners protested against a march by anti-choice ­bigots in central London

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