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Reports round-up: Clampdown on Palestine solidarity meeting at Cambridge University


Universal discredit—the Tories wreck our lives

The Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) benefit regime is wrecking lives.

Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists

Plus, Kingsmill strike, Pentonville Five celebration and boiler maintenance workers

Civil service walkouts can put the brakes on new test

And some 3,000 civil service workers joined the PCS union during its recent ballot over ending the one percent pay cap.

Stop the Football Lads Alliance in Scotland

Anti-racists in Scotland will take to the streets of Edinburgh at the same time as the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) marches in Glasgow on 25 November.

Strikes rock bus and train services

Workers at two bus companies in the North West of England struck on Monday, following a coordinated bus and train strike on Wednesday of last week

More ministers are under pressure after two resign in just eight days

After the departures of Priti Patel and Michael Fallon, Damian Green and Boris Johnson are in the spotlight

London bus workers are being driven around the bend

Bus drivers in London are being encouraged to work in unsafe conditions and are putting passengers at risk, says the Unite union.

Lecturers to ballot over pensions


Judge rejects Uber appeal against employment rights

Uber taxi drivers celebrated the latest legal ruling against the firm last week.

Royal Mail workers could stage national walkout if talks over pension attack fail

Talks between Royal Mail bosses and CWU union leaders were set to continue this week in a major dispute that looks likely to lead to a national strike.

School strikers at Charlton Park Academy are sick of penny-pinching bosses

 GMB and NEU union members struck at Charlton Park Academy in Greenwich, south east London, last Tuesday and Thursday, to defend their sick pay.

Calls to take back Yorkshire schools

There are growing demands for schools abandoned by a multi?academy trust in Yorkshire to be taken back under local authority control.

Cuts and privatisation are to blame for NHS winter crisis

Theresa May lashed out at NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens last week in a desperate attempt to deflect blame from Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

More people died in Grenfell Tower fire than the Tories will admit

New figures suggest that some 99 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire—and Kensington and Chelsea council is still dragging its feet on rehousing survivors, says Alistair Farrow

May hangs by a thread as Tory Brexit fallout gets nasty

Theresa May was losing her grip over her own party as MPs prepared to debate the European Union (EU) Withdrawal Bill on Tuesday.

A shift to the left for Labour in Scotland?

The new leader of the Scottish Labour Party is set to be named on Saturday—with left-backed candidate Richard Leonard hoping to win the election.

Protesters keep up the resistance to fracking at Preston New Road

Up to 200 trade unionists and environmental campaigners joined an anti-fracking solidarity rally and march at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool, Lancashire, on Saturday.

Fall of Priti Patel brings vile Tory government one step closer to the brink

Two cabinet ministers have now resigned from their posts in the space of a week. Disgracefully both remain as MPs. The government is in an even deeper crisis.

The scandal of Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights is bigger than Priti Patel

Priti Patel, the Tory international development minister, is expected to be sacked over secret deals to fund Israel’s army in the occupied Golan Heights.

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