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Reports round-up

Parents and teachers at Springfield School in Birmingham stood together on the picket line last Thursday against plans to make overworked teachers take on even more work.

Bedside robots are no replacement for NHS funding and human workforce

Seventy years since it was founded, the NHS is in crisis.

Trump’s G7 antics reflect tensions in the ruling class

US president Donald Trump caused a stink at the G7 summit of world rulers last weekend. He then aired the ruling classes’ dirty laundry on Twitter.

Stop Trump's migrant raids

Every week brings another reason to take to the streets against Donald Trump when he comes to Britain on 13 July.

Birmingham home carers could return to picket lines

Home Care workers in Birmingham could launch a fresh wave of strikes in their fight to halt the imposition of harsh new shift patterns.

How to fight against academies

Teachers, parents, campaigners and others will meet in London this Saturday to discuss the battle against academies.

Care workers won’t shift under bosses’ pressure

Workers at seven care homes in Bath and North East Somerset struck over pay on Wednesday of last week.

‘I am excited to build for this strike ballot’, say civil service workers

Civil service workers begin a ballot for national strikes next Monday, and PCS union activists are organising to win a thumping Yes vote.

Housing workers feel strong striking for fair pay

Workers at Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) began the second week of their two- week strike on Monday.

Reports round up: Big march for NHS in Oxford

Workers at TGI Fridays delivered a letter to the business minister Greg Clark on Tuesday.

Health workers vote to accept NHS below-inflation pay deal

Health workers in England and Wales have accepted a below-inflation pay deal cobbled together by the Tories, unions and NHS bosses.

Aerial shots that give new perspectives of the world

New attractions at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne are incisive and engaging—but both make unsettling viewing, writes Janet Sang

Hundreds join vigil in Beeston, Leeds, after arson attacks on mosque and Sikh gurdwara

Over 200 joined a vigil in Beeston in Leeds on Sunday after arson attacks on a mosque and Sikh gurdwara.

Battle is on to build pay fight in the UCU - and to transform union democracy

Around 80 UCU union members from across Britain met in London last Saturday to discuss building struggles over pay and pensions—and transforming their union.

Officer who stopped Rashan Charles ‘panicked’ inquest is told

A man who helped a police officer restrain Rashan Charles before he died has told an inquest that he was trying to protect Rashan.

Womens’ marches show the mood to relax abortion laws in Northern Ireland

Pressure is growing on politicians for reform of draconian abortion law in Northern Ireland, reports Sarah Bates

Protest for Tommy Robinson in London is a warning about the threat of fascism

Around 15,000 fascists and racists rallied for jailed Nazi figurehead Tommy Robinson on Whitehall in central London on Saturday.

Confident mood on big picket line as Wigan NHS staff strike against outsourcing

Confidence reigned on the picket lines as hospital workers across Wigan Borough began their second 48-hour walkout on Friday.

Support grows for protests against racist and fascist backers of Tommy Robinson

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has backed a protest against racists and fascists in London on Saturday.

Damning revelations in Grenfell inquiry as officials try to pass the buck

The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire has heard how a smoke ventilation system failed eight days before the fire. It would have cost £1,800 to fix. It wasn’t fixed. It's one of the scores of examples of the contempt for ordinary people that led to the tragedy.

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