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Victory at Avenue school as academy plan is pushed back - but the fight continues

Workers and parents at Avenue school in east London scored a victory this week after school bosses retreated on an academy plan.

Protesters slam Tories as new home secretary Sajid Javid refuses to rule out deporting more migrants

Pressure on Theresa May and the Tories ratcheted up a notch on Monday evening

Amber Rudd resigns—now pile the pressure on Theresa May

Anti-racist outrage has brought down a lying home secretary

Will new contracts make firefighters clear the bins?

The fire service—overseen by Labour councillors—has introduced contracts that could make new firefighters take on extra duties

Deaths in custody point to ‘structural racism’ in Britain, says UN panel

The scale of deaths of black people after contact with the police is so high that even United Nations agencies have felt the need to speak out.

Anti-racists to march demanding justice for the Windrush Generation

Anti-racists are stepping up pressure on the Tories as revelations show ministers’ contempt for the Windrush Generation, and home secretary Amber Rudd’s lies are exposed

As Labour member expelled, activists pledge to reject false claims of antisemitism

The Labour Party has disgracefully expelled anti-racist activist Marc Wadsworth who was accused of making antisemitic comments in 2016

Donald Trump to visit Britain—join mass protests against him

Donald Trump is coming to Britain, and he will face mass protest wherever he goes.

East London schools strikers rally together against academisation

Strikers, parents and their supporters rallied in east London on Thursday as three-day strikes at two schools came to an end

Outsourced university workers demand equal pay and rights

Over 100 people joined striking workers outside the University of London on Wednesday as part of their fight against outsourcing.

Parents, children and striking teachers protest at academies show

Demonstrators chanted, “Education, not privatisation,” and, “Our schools are not for sale.”

Corbyn to join TUC protest on 12 May

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced he will speak at the Trades Union Congress anti-austerity demonstration on Saturday 12 May in London.

Welsh Labour election sees right defy members

In another sign of how the Labour right still has influence, the left has failed to win the deputy leader of the Welsh Labour Party.

Care for 13,500 at risk as outsourcer faces collapse

Care for many elderly and vulnerable people has been thrown into chaos. Only a few months after the Carillion crash, another giant of outsourcing was on the brink of financial collapse at the start of this week.

Bromley workers win by the book

Workers in Bromley’s libraries have returned to work, after an indefinite strike over pay and outsourcing.

Acton High School workers out on strike

NEU union members at Acton High School in Ealing, west London, struck on Tuesday. The walkout follows a 24-hour strike last Thursday and a two-day strike last month.

McDonald’s workers supersize their strike—and bosses are not loving it

Workers at five McDonald’s stores in England were set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Is the university pensions deal about to fall apart?

A deal reached by the UCU union and UUK bosses to end a series of strikes over pensions is potentially in chaos.

Make life hostile for the Tories after the Windrush injustices

A wave of anger at the Tories’ racist treatment of the Windrush Generation of migrants has forced Theresa May and Amber Rudd onto the back foot.

Reports round-up: British Museum workers demand to be taken in-house

Workers at the British Museum protested on Wednesday of last week demanding bosses bring them in house after the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion. Carillion’s collapse earlier this year left them with no guarantees for their jobs, conditions or future. The workers’ PCS union wants the British Museum to employ them directly.

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