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Karen Reissmann - victimised for speaking out against health pay deal?

Solidarity is growing for a nurse and leading union activist who has been suspended from holding office in the Unison union.

Report from MPs slams ‘pointlessly cruel’ benefit sanctions

A damning report slammed the government’s brutal benefit sanctions regime. It said the human cost of sanctions, where benefits are withheld, is “simply too high” and “pointlessly cruel”.

Exclusive - London councils house vulnerable residents on industrial estates

London boroughs are sending people to live on industrial estates in Harlow, Essex.

Hundreds of anti-fascists humiliate tiny group of Nazis in Liverpool

Hundreds of protesters drove a far right group out of Liverpool on Saturday.

Women workers are losing thousands of pounds in retirement, new figures show

Women will receive thousands of pounds less a year in retirement – on top of facing a longer wait before they can claim their state pension.

John McDonnell’s appeal to the bosses is a warning about the limits of Labour

John McDonnell, Labour’s shadow chancellor, made an appeal to banking fat cats this week.

Stand with Karen Reissmann and the fight for NHS pay

A leading health worker in Unison has been suspended from holding office in the union, according to leaked internal emails.

Confident mood on the picket line as Bradford university staff strike to save jobs

Workers at Bradford university are on strike to defend jobs and conditions. The Unison union members, representing cleaners, cooks, gardeners, technicians, security guards and admin staff, began a three-day strike on Wednesday.

Google staff stage walkouts to demand firm does more to tackle sexual misconduct

Workers at Google staged walkouts across the world from 11.10am on Thursday in protest at how the firm handles allegations of sexual misconduct.

Workers face ‘growing epidemic’ of stress at work, says TUC

Excessive workloads and bullying in “toxic” workplaces are part of the problem.

Vulnerable residents could lose homes under south east London council plan

Forty one households in south east London fear they will be removed from their homes by the Labour-run council’s plan to scrap their sheltered accommodation.

Precarious workers march to bring rights back from dead

Hundreds of workers and their supporters marched through London

Reports round-up—Call action in colleges now

Call action in colleges now

Local government round-up—Salford nurseries and Scottish local government pay

Protest demands Salford council funds nurseries

Dinner ladies won’t let up strike for jobs

Unison union members at Ladywood Primary School in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire, are not giving up in their fight against job cuts.

Frackers all shaken up as tremors pause work

Bosses’ claims that fracking is safe have been rumbled by activists and small earthquakes, says Sarah Bates

Meagre ‘handouts’ and more cuts—why Philip Hammond’s budget isn’t the end of austerity

Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget on Monday confirmed that austerity is not over.

Anti-racist round-up - protest and meetings take on the right

Stand Up To Racism supporters have been organising across Britain to take on racism and the far right.

Families and friends march demands the government acts over deaths in custody

Over 200 people marched on Saturday to remember the thousands who have died after coming into contact with the police, and to demand change.

Monster march in Glasgow to demand more pay for teachers shows the mood to fight

Around 30,000 teachers and their supporters marched through Glasgow on Saturday in a massively powerful display of their determination to win a 10 percent pay rise.

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