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Millions on Universal Credit left poorer by Tories’ budget

A majority of claimants will still be worse off under the Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) despite extra money promised in the budget.

Don’t give cops more power to use stop and search

Police chiefs want to make it easier to harass black people. They have met with senior Tories to discuss getting rid of requirements that cops must have “reasonable grounds” to search someone.

Strikes fuel Royal Mail bosses’ crisis

The latest unofficial strike by postal workers last week came amid a tumultuous few days for Royal Mail, including the forced resignation of a top boss.

Unison must back heroic Birmingham care strikers

Birmingham’s fighting care workers were set to strike again this week.

Poland’s right wing government boosts fascist march

A 200,000-strong march in the capital Warsaw was jointly organised by Poland’s fascist organisations and the highest state officials to mark the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence.

Shock and anger at Michelin factory closure

Tyre-maker Michelin's threat to 850 jobs has to be met by action from the unions. 

More struggle urgently needed after US elections

The Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. But the Republicans increased their majority in the Senate.

Upbeat strike at The John Roan school says no to academies

Workers at The John Roan school in Greenwich, south east London, struck on Wednesday. The NEU union members are fighting a plan to turn the school into a privately-run academy.

Birmingham care strike to save services

Care workers are unleashing a huge wave of strikes at Birmingham City Council after a successful five-day strike from last Friday.

Somerset care workers plan walkouts to stop Sirona bosses’ pay cut plan

Low-paid care workers in Bath and North East Somerset are preparing to strike to head off attempts to slash their pay.

Battles over Palestine solidarity in universities and council

The pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign scored a victory after Leeds university divested from firms linked to Israeli violence.

Anti-racism round-up—Building a network against racism

Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) supporters are organising across Britain against racism and the far right.

Tube workers push for safety on lines

Tube workers are fighting to maintain safety on the London Underground.

Reports round-up: March to save libraries

Around 100 people marched in London to say “Save Our Libraries”

Debating ideas and action at Marxism in Scotland 2018

There was much discussion about the case for Scottish independence and how this had to be linked to a wider programme of class battles at Marxism in Scotland

Strong battle for jobs at Bradford university

Workers at Bradford university are striking to defend jobs and conditions

New figures on child refugees make a mockery of Tory promises

Sea routes are becoming deadlier, but the Tories are refusing to offer refuge, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Karen Reissmann - victimised for speaking out against health pay deal?

Solidarity is growing for a nurse and leading union activist who has been suspended from holding office in the Unison union.

Report from MPs slams ‘pointlessly cruel’ benefit sanctions

A damning report slammed the government’s brutal benefit sanctions regime. It said the human cost of sanctions, where benefits are withheld, is “simply too high” and “pointlessly cruel”.

Exclusive - London councils house vulnerable residents on industrial estates

London boroughs are sending people to live on industrial estates in Harlow, Essex.

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