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Trade union conference debates how to push back racism at work

Some 200 people took part in debates at a Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) trade union conference last Saturday.

Benefit rules broken in Jodey Whiting’s death

The government breached its rules over its treatment of a disabled benefit claimant who killed herself after her payments were stopped.

The right wing Labour split to attack Jeremy Corbyn and Palestine

Right wing Labour MPs are using accusations of antisemitism up ramp up the pressure on Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour is wrong to back second referendum

The Labour Party’s left wing leaders have given in to pressure from the right to support calls for a second Brexit referendum.

Police did ‘nothing to help’ during Hillsborough crush, says bereaved parent

A father whose two daughters died in the Hillsborough disaster was told by a police officer to “shut your fucking prattle” as he appealed for help.

Rally in Salford for Nazi Tommy Robinson shows far right threat hasn’t gone away

Around 3,000 fascists and racists rallied in support of the Nazi Tommy Robinson in Salford

Birmingham bins strike sees strong fightback and solidarity

Bin workers in Birmingham have staged two powerful strikes over discrimination by council management.

No concessions to breakaway MPs and slurs about antisemitism

The resignation of two more Labour MPs this week are designed to pile further pressure on Jeremy Corbyn.

Former chief inspector told court David Duckenfield was ‘very brave’ during Hillsborough disaster

David Duckenfield made a “very brave” decision to open a gate and relieve overcrowding outside the Hillsborough football stadium, a court has heard.

It’s an outrage that Shamima Begum’s citizenship has been removed

The withdrawal of citizenship is a huge punishment, delivered without trial. But it has come to be almost routine.

Don't let loser May keep going

Theresa May warned MPs that “history will judge us all” in a desperate bid to blackmail them into supporting her Brexit deal on Monday.

Two groups of Birmingham council workers fight to bin Labour’s attacks

Two groups of workers in Birmingham were set to strike together this week against attacks by a Labour council.

Mass march for Catalan referendum

At least 200,000 people—half a million according to the organisers—marched in Barcelona last Saturday against the show trial of 12 Catalan nationalist leaders.

Glasgow strikes and #MeToo fuelled a confident mood at Unison women’s conference

Around 800 women held an inspiring and rousing Unison union women’s conference in Bournemouth last week

Two more London colleges could join strikes over pay

UCU union members at two London colleges are balloting for strikes over pay and conditions

Schools round-up: Protest at music cuts

A hundreds-strong protest by pupils and parents forced Labour-run Midlothian council in Scotland to step back from slashing the music service

Wythenshawe postal workers fight bullying

Postal workers in Greater Manchester were set to strike on Friday of this week and Monday of next week in a fight over management behaviour.

Reports round up: London Overground workers take on bosses

A breakthrough at South Western rail?

Fights against outsourcing bosses

A national day of action has been called on 26 February against outsourcing.

Saving the planet means dumping the rich

The last few months has seen an explosion of inspiring struggle to fight climate change.

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