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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.

Bromley library workers go back to work

Library workers in Bromley, south east London, went back to work on Wednesday after an all-out strike that lasted eight months.

Irish elections set to show long term shift away from three main parties

Irish taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar was hoping to get an easy ride to re-election this week.

Unison union backs Scottish referendum

The Unison union’s Scottish council has voted to support a second independence referendum at a time chosen by the Scottish parliament.

Attacks at Royal Mail spark local strike votes

Postal workers at Royal Mail workplaces across Britain are gearing up for local strikes after bosses pushed ahead with attacks on jobs and conditions.

Transport round up: 20,000 London bus workers vote on fight against fatigue

Bus drivers in London are getting ready to vote for militant action over widespread worker fatigue.

Roll out support for all-out walkout at Westex carpets

Carpet workers in West Yorkshire remained “absolutely solid” as they began the 11th week of an indefinite strike over pay.

Outrage after homophobic assault in Chelmsford

A man in Chelmsford, Essex, suffered a brutal homophobic assault on Sunday of last week.

UCU calls 14 days of walkouts in 74 universities

Strikes will hit 74 universities across Britain in February and March.

Anti-racism round up: Protest after attack on two Edinburgh shopkeepers

Anti-racists rallied in Edinburgh last Thursday after an assault on two Asian shopkeepers. Around 50 people joined the Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) protest.

Sixth form college workers get set for more strikes over funding and pay

Workers at 34 sixth form colleges were set to strike on Wednesday of next week.

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