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Services brought in-house after action hits Sirona

In a welcome victory for the defence of public services, adult social care services are coming back into the control of the local council in Bath and North East Somerset.

Union leaders split over who should head Labour as candidates shift right

Trade union leaders are split over who to back to be the Labour Party’s next leader and deputy leader.

Radical action needed for Scottish independence fight

Charlie McKinnon argues that activists should push for a new phase of a resistance to force the break up of the British state

Big vote for more strikes on South Western Railway

Further strikes are planned on South Western Railway (SWR) after workers voted overwhelmingly for more action.

Defend the right to stand with Palestinian people

We will continue to stand up for Palestine. That was the message as Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) members packed Conway Hall in London for their annual general meeting last Saturday.

Carpet workers say pile on the pressure

The resolve of Westex carpet workers in West Yorkshire had not weakened as they began the tenth week of an all-out strike on Monday.

Western threats split protests in Iraq

Tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Friday of last week to demand the withdrawal of US soldiers from the country.

Scrap HS2 and take rail off the fat cats

A new report laid bare the growing chaos behind the the HS2 project, just as Northern Rail hits the buffers

Setback for Salvini, but the right is a real threat

Italy’s right wing League leader Matteo Salvini failed to overturn decades of left of centre rule in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna last Sunday.

Lockdown and panic won’t stop spread of virus in China

The spread of a virus in China worked the British rightwing press into a frenzy.

Wildcat strike and upbeat student rally at Soas university in London

Hundreds of students and workers protested at management attacks on staff and education

Rebecca Long-Bailey rally shows left has limited its sights

A Corbyn rally it was not—but perhaps these are early days.

Prison deaths and self-harm revealed in new report

Every four days a person in prison takes their own life. Levels of distress are at record high levels, with 166 recorded incidents of self-harm every day

Huge victory in Newham schools academy battle

Workers at an east London secondary school have won a big victory in a fight against academisation.

Billionaires gather at Davos - the rich gloat as planet burns

“Without treating this as a real crisis we cannot solve it,” was the rallying cry from school climate strike leader Greta Thunberg to world leaders this week.

Carpet makers in Cleckheaton roll into third month of pay strike

Workers at Westex Carpets in West Yorkshire are in an all-out fight to pull the rug from under bosses’ feet.

Reports round-up—Two strikes at Heathrow and Rail Gourmet walkout

Two strikes at Heathrow?

Protest for child refugees

Protesters from charity Safe Passage and Stand Up To Racism held a demonstration in central London on Monday in defence of child refugees’ rights.

Cleaners win, but Birkbeck outsourcing fight isn’t over

Cleaners at Birkbeck college in central London are celebrating after winning their battle to be directly employed by the university.

An owl of rage at high speed rail line

Rebels took to Colne Valley, west London last Saturday in a day of direct action against the development of the high-speed HS2 train line.

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