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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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