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Spirit of resistance and confidence on strikers’ march in London

Thousands of university and FE strikers marched through central London on Wednesday to defend pensions, pay and education.

VIDEO - Defend education march for pensions and pay

University and college workers marched together in central London today, on a demonstration for pensions and pay.

Further education colleges join strikes alongside university workers

Workers across 15 colleges struckon Wednesday over pay. The UCU union members join those at 61 universities who are also out on strike to defend their pensions.

From inside Yarl’s Wood—‘We are on hunger strike to end psychological torture’

Women in Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre began an indefinite hunger strike on Monday to demand an end to the degrading treatment and limitless detention they face.

Opposition pushes back Salford nursery cuts plan

A controversial consultation on closing all five council-run nurseries in Salford, Greater Manchester, has been postponed following public opposition.

University strikers lobby bosses on fourth day of walkout

A noisy crowd of striking workers and students lobbied Universities UK (UUK) today

No charges from CPS for cops over Duncan Tomlin death

The Crown Prosecution Service announced last week its decision not to bring criminal charges against any police officers involved in events surrounding Duncan Tomlin’s death.

Sean Rigg cops to face gross misconduct proceedings

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has said five cops should face gross misconduct charges over the death of Sean Rigg in 2008.

Crime victim says ‘police damaged me the most’

A series of recent scandals have exposed how police mistreat vulnerable people

‘Police spied on bereaved sister’ of Christoper Alder

A hearing into the surveillance of Christopher Alder’s family during a 2000 inquest into his death began on Monday.

Walthamstow teachers walk out for higher pay

Workers at Connaught School for Girls in east London held a lively walkout over pay on Tuesday.

Protesters square up to right wing Walthamstow Labour council

Hundreds of people protested against the redevelopment of the town square in Walthamstow, north east London, last Saturday.

Colleges join strikes for pay

 UCU union members across 14 colleges were set to start a 48-hour strike from Wednesday. Sunderland College workers will also strike on Wednesday.

Reports round up - Turn Elephant and Castle into developers graveyard


PCS union should fight like university strikers

Civil service workers in the PCS union were set to take part in “payday activities” on Wednesday of this week

Vote to reject Royal Mail deal, strikes can win more­

Reps from the postal workers’ CWU union began meeting for regional briefings last week to discuss a deal to end a national dispute

Matt Sprenger, 1954-2018

Long-time Socialist Workers Party member Matt Sprenger died in January.

Ben Drake, 1970-2018

Socialists and Unison union activists were greatly saddened to hear that our comrade and colleague Ben Drake passed away recently.

Derby socialist jailed for 15 months in TUSC case

Socialist Chris Fernandez has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for charges of electoral fraud.

‘Tremendous’ mood on picket lines as more groups join action

Hundreds of striking university workers and students held a noisy rally outside Universities UK (UUK) offices in central London on Monday.

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