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Shamima Begum loses legal appeal

Shamima Begum

Hackney traffic wardens won’t wait to win pay justice

Traffic wardens in Hackney, east London, launched a two-week walkout for higher pay on Monday.

Bus drivers in London steer to strikes after overwhelming vote for action

Bus workers in London have delivered an overwhelming vote to strike in a consultative ballot in a crucial fight over safety of workers and passengers.

Westex carpet strikers question what happened to ballot

Strikers at Westex carpet in West Yorkshire are frustrated that they may be forced to end their fight for higher pay.

Fight against academisation heats up in east London

Workers at St Michael’s, a small primary school in Newham, east London, struck for the seventh time on Thursday of last week.

Panic measures and racism are no cure for coronavirus

A mixture of apolocalyptic and racist headlines in Britain makes a rational response to the virus less likely

Post workers ready to deliver strike vote

Royal Mail workers are gearing up for a second national strike ballot, as bosses promise to steamroll ahead with attacks on jobs, pay and conditions.

Right wingers lead as Labour leadership race enters final stage

Right wing Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer looked set to enter the final round of the contest with the most nominations by far.

Protest can turn climate chaos into Tory chaos for Johnson

Boris Johnson has lurched into the chaos of cobbling together a team and strategy for hosting the United Nations (UN) Cop26 talks

Tory plan for mass deportation to Jamaica suffers setback

A Jamaican man says he faces “death and nothing else” if the Tories manage to deport him on Tuesday.

Stand Up To Racism conference calls for action in the workplace

Up to 250 trade unionists and campaigners rallied against racism in Central London on Saturday.

Fury as Tories prepare mass deportations to Jamaica

Boris Johnson’s plan to deport as many as 50 people to Jamaica next Tuesday has sparked mass outrage.

Take to the streets to demand action on climate catastrophe

The climate delayers and deniers in government reaffirmed their commitment to ignoring ecological breakdown this week.

Sanders wins most votes in Iowa with message of change

With all the votes counted in the Democratic caucus in Iowa, Bernie Sanders has won the highest number of votes.

Foreign Office cleaners say, ‘We want Dominic Raab to come down here and talk to us’

“We need respect,” says Beatriz—not her real name—a cleaner at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. “The way they treat people, the cleaners, it’s not good.”

Trump’s state of the union speech was a celebration of racism and the rich

Donald Trump gave his state of the union address on Tuesday evening, spurred on by the prospect of unsuccessful attempts by his opponents to impeach him.

Further austerity on the way

Boris Johnson has ordered cuts of at least 5 percent to every government department. His call comes ahead of the budget on 11 March.

No-cuts pledge from Liverpool mayor reopens debates for Labour

A Labour Party mayor has said his council will refuse to implement any more cuts—raising the prospect of a fight with the Tory government.

PCS union walkout escalates at Foreign Office

Union members working for private contractors at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office began a month-long strike on Monday of this week.

Reports round-up—Ealing tax office, Harrods ballot, RSPCA workers and more

Trade unionists rallied in solidarity with workers at a west London tax office last week. PCS union members at the HMRC office in Ealing picketed against its closure at the start of a half-day strike last Thursday and stayed out for a full day on Friday.

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