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Teachers launch fight for higher pay at London rally

Over 70 people came to a pay rally for NEU union members in London on Thursday of last week.

Workers were right on university pensions

A new report has totally vindicated university workers’ decision to strike over pensions earlier this year

Corbyn smeared as antisemitic after he blames bankers for banking crisis

Supporters of Israel hardened up their attacks on backers of Jeremy Corbyn ahead of the Labour Party conference this week.

NHS strikes against outsourcing set to take place in Kent and York

Health workers are stepping up the fight against a dangerous new form of privatisation that threatens the NHS

Hundreds oppose racist Democratic Football Lads Alliance in Sunderland

Over 250 people gathered in a peaceful protest to oppose the Democratic Football Lads Alliance march in Sunderland

Home care strikers rally in Birmingham

Over 100 striking home care workers and supporters rallied in Birmingham’s city centre on Saturday—their 21st day of industrial action

East London health trust drops racist ID checks after protest

Health campaigners are celebrating after east London’s biggest trust hospitals trust partially backed down over checking patients’ immigration status

TUC congress backs Stand Up To Racism unity demonstration against racism and fascism

The Trades Union Congress has unanimously passed a motion backing an anti-racist and anti-fascist demonstration in November.

Traffic wardens get ready for a five-day walkout to demand higher wages

Traffic wardens in Camden, central London are “very, very ready” to begin a five-day strike to fight for decent pay, on Monday.

Teachers meet to discuss their campaign over pay

NEU union members in London planned a pay rally

Fighting unions are needed to beat May

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady challenged Theresa May to call a general election after accusing the Tories of “bankrupting” public services and doing “absolutely nothing” to help workers

Trade unions join call for ‘People’s Vote’ on Brexit

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady fought to shift the union federation this week behind growing calls led by the right and big business for a “People’s Vote” on Brexit.

Cop cleared in Judah misconduct taser case

A cop who tasered a race relations officer in the face has been cleared of misconduct.

Labour’s new antisemitism definition hits solidarity with Palestine

The Labour Party’s new definition of antisemitism has already had a chilling effect on pro-Palestinian campaigners’ willingness to criticise Israel

Housing report exposes the misery of private renters as landlords grab more cash

Money-grabbing landlords, a lack of social housing and sky-high rents are fuelling a private rental sector that means many suffer in insecure, unsafe homes.

Big support for bus pickets in Nottingham and Derbyshire

Bus workers in Nottingham and Derbyshire struck on Monday of this week against a below-inflation 2.5 percent “poverty pay” offer.

Birmingham care strikers need support

Home care workers in Birmingham are determined to win their battle to defend services, as their dispute should become a focus for the trade union movement.

Glasgow workers get ready for strikes over equal pay

Equal pay campaigners in Glasgow are getting ready to deliver a huge mandate for action when their strike ballot closes in the next week.

Reports round-up - Council workers win the London Living Wage

Workers at Kensington and Chelsea council celebrated winning their demand of the London Living Wage of £10.20 an hour last week.

The Seagull can't rise above period drama convention

Anton Chekov made his name casting a critical eye on the Russian middle class in the twilight years of Tsarist rule.

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