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Network Rail safety failings led to the deaths of two workers

A report into the deaths of two rail workers in July 2019 has revealed wholly avoidable safety failures.

Starmer ramps up his war on beleaguered Labour left

The Labour Party upped its crackdown on its own activists last week, suspending leading members in Bristol for supporting former leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Tories cannot be trusted with Covid-19 vaccines

The government’s repeated Covid-19 failures ¬undermine efforts to contain it—and mean we should not trust the Tories with the hopes for a new vaccine.

Croydon sends a sign of councils’ crisis

Croydon council in south London has issued a section 114 notice banning all spending except for statutory services for vulnerable people.

New strikes called at We Are With You + Scotrail action+ Brighton University + Heartlands hospital

Rehab charity workers at We Are With You—formerly Addaction—in Wigan and Leigh have announced another round of walkouts for equal pay.

Fighting for jobs and pay at Heathrow and Rolls-Royce

Workers at Heathrow Airport Ltd are set to strike in a dispute over plans to fire and rehire 4,000 workers on vastly reduced pay. Strikes to save jobs continue at Rolls-Royce.

Tory laws to pave way for attacks on migrants in Immigration Bill

Home secretary Priti Patel is pushing ahead with plans to make Britain’s racist immigration system even worse

Mass Scottish independence gathering shows challenge to SNP’s dominance

Hundreds of people joined the largest online gathering yet for the independence movement in Scotland this weekend

Manchester students continue occupation against university's pandemic treatment

Students at the University of Manchester have continued their occupation of Owen Park tower in protest of their university's dangerous policies during the pandemic.

Police sexism failed women killed by Peter Sutcliffe

Mass murderer Peter Sutcliffe died in hospital while an inmate in Frankland prison in County Durham at 74 years old.

Shell’s links with murder in Nigeria aren’t forgotten

Twenty five years ago this week nine protest leaders in Nigeria were executed who were fighting environmental destruction caused by fossil fuel giant Shell.

Manchester university students occupy over contemptuous coronavirus treatment

A group of students at the University of Manchester went into occupation on Thursday. They are protesting at their university's treatment of students and staff during the pandemic.

‘Our empowering strike has brought people together,’ says East London school striker

A brilliant turnout of lively, dancing, singing people saw over 50 strikers and supporters gather at Little Ilford School in Manor Park on Thursday morning.

Spy cops followed Tariq Ali and hundreds of unnamed activists for years, inquiry reveals

The marathon whitewash of the Undercover Policing Inquiry finally got around to hearing evidence this week

Universal Credit claimants living in poverty during pandemic

A TUC report, published this week, looked at the impact of forcing new Universal Credit claimants to wait five weeks for their first payment.

Homelessness crisis is deepening further during virus chaos 

Eviction bans and a government scheme claiming to house homeless people during the pandemic are failing ordinary people.

Schools are major spreaders of coronavirus—but Tories keep them open

The Tories are risking lives by keeping schools and colleges open—and are undermining the latest coronavirus lockdown.

Avoidable coronavirus spike means hospitals will have to limit services

Routine NHS care is being delayed in an attempt to cope with the devastating second Covid-19 spike.

More victories for cleaners + Stop attacks on McKenzie + 40,000 balloted in BT + Bin workers’ fight in Doncaster

 Facebook cleaning workers who work for the outsourcing company To Go have won the London living wage off the back of protests.

The Tories backtrack after school meals theft

After weeks of insisting that the meals would only be provided in term time, the government has said it will provide them during holidays too.

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