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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.

Battle launched for pay equality in media

Delegates at the NUJ journalists’ union conference have backed a national pay campaign against appalling inequality for women in the media.

Say no to new scheme to privatise NHS jobs in Leeds

Health workers in Leeds are fighting plans to outsource over 2,000 jobs to an arms-length company.

Reports round-up - Dpac stages protests against Tory Universal Credit

Activists in Disabled People Against Cuts (Dpac) held a day of action against Universal Credit (UC) on Wednesday of last week.

Jeremy Corbyn’s plans get the stamp of approval from CWU union

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked the Tories’ immigration policies in a speech to the CWU union conference in Bournemouth on Monday. And he said Labour would welcome migrants.

Racist violence grew from Vietnam war, says new book

From US racist shooter Dylan Roof to Norwegian Nazi Anders Breivik, terror attacks by whites are portrayed as “inexplicable acts carried out by one or a few actors”.

CWU conference shows anti-racist fight is about more than Windrush scandal

 Delegates at the CWU union conference have slammed the Tories for their racist treatment of Windrush Generation migrants.

New book shows how police failings helped cover up Rotherham abuse

Sammy Woodhouse was key to exposing a child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham – and the failures of the police and other authorities to act on abuse.

The spy at the heart of the Lawrence campaign

Days before the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, we learned a little more about how the state used spies to undermine the Lawrence family.

Hundreds gather in solidarity with the Windrush Generation

 Around 800 people joined an angry rally in Windrush Square in Brixton, south London,  on Friday night. 

Windrush scandal flows from Tory racism, not just incompetence

Theresa May's policy of a 'hostile environment' for migrants was part of a systematic racist drive.

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