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Local government round up: Picket at Bromley libraries ahead of talks

Talks between bosses and striking library workers in south east London were set to take place as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Brexit ‘chaos’ warnings are an excuse to attack workers

Big business is ratcheting up pressure on the Tories over a

Transport round up: Tube workers vote for strikes

Members of the RMT union on the Central, Jubilee, District and Northern lines have voted overwhelmingly for action short of a strike over excessive track noise.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit balance deepens division among Tories

Johnson hopes he can deliver Brexit come what may on 31 October—and win back right wing votes. But he still has to appease the pro-EU big business, says? Tomáš Tengely-Evans

LGBT+ round up: Activists hold firm against hate on Soho protest

LGBT+ activists staged a “holding-of-hands” protest in Soho, central London, on Friday of last week against a spike in hate crime.

Workers strike against ‘the uncharitable charity’ in Wigan

Support staff in the Unison union working for Addaction in Wigan struck for a third day last week.

Health visitors in Lincolnshire are still defiant

Striking health visitors in Lincolnshire have refused to back down after a Tory council leader tried to dismiss their action.

Labour’s position on the EU bends to the will of the right

The Labour Party conference, beginning on Sunday, looks set to be dominated by debates over whether to back remaining in the racist and neoliberal European Union

Reports round up: Workers protest at Bakkavor foods as they prepare for strike

Up to 100 workers outsourced to Sodexo at St Mary’s hospital in west London began a strike ballot this week.

Tayside pharmacy workers are still solid in their indefinite strike

Solidarity is growing for pharmacy workers on indefinite strike in Tayside, Scotland.

Extinction Rebellion plans new phase of action in October

Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists across the world are preparing for the next phase of the rebellion—7 October.

Workers are set to strike on global day of climate walkouts

Friday 20 September could mark a turning point in the struggle to stop climate chaos, writes Sarah Bates

£80 billion toxic legacy of private finance in the NHS

Cash-strapped hospitals will have to fork out a further £55 billion to banks and building companies, according to a report published on Thursday.

Trades Union Congress votes to support 20 September climate action

Union leaders have supported workplace action for the global climate strike on 20 September.

Pilots’ strike cancels flights

A 48-hour strike by thousands of British Airways (BA) pilots was hugely effective

Back the indefinite walkout by PCS members in London

Low paid workers on indefinite strike were “loudly applauded” by delegates at the TUC union federation’s congress in Brighton this week.

Asda workers say, ‘Give us a better deal’

Asda supermarket workers held protests across Britain

Sacking scrapped at DVSA

Striking IT workers at the Driving, Vehicles and Standards Agency (DVSA) saw off bullying bosses’ attempts to sack a union member

Boris Johnson is in a Brexit bind as parliament shuts down

Boris Johnson slithered from the House of Commons early on Tuesday morning in the weakest position any prime minister has faced for decades.

Support pharmacy strikers in Scotland

Scottish health workers on all-out strike have appealed for solidarity after talks collapsed last week

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