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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.

Compulsory job cuts beaten at Heriot-Watt after workers threaten strike

Planned strikes at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have been called off after bosses backed down.

Cash out—change at the top of the RMT union

The RMT union’s annual general meeting (AGM) saw the resignation of the general secretary after a rebuff by delegates.

Rulers delay real climate action while scientists warn of global devastation

The horrific effects of catastrophic climate change become clearer by the day.

Grenfell inquiry hears of distorted tests as key firm refuses to testify

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry heard further evidence this week that profit and commercial priorities were more important than safety.

Strikers battle for jobs at Barnoldswick Rolls-Royce plant

Workers in Lancashire have begun three weeks of strikes to save hundreds of jobs.

Students tear down fencing at Manchester campus as rage boils at lockdown treatment

Students say they have been treated with contempt by the authorities during the pandemic

Jobs still at risk despite furlough extension

Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended across Britain until the end of March.

Barnoldswick battle to stop 350 job losses

Barnoldswick battle to stop 350 job losses

Reports round-up—Optare strikers keep up the struggle for pay justice


Facebook cleaners win, but fights go on

Fifteen cleaning workers will keep their jobs on the same contracts and hours at Facebook headquarters in London on the back of weeks of protest.

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