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Reports round up: Hundreds join Leeds Pride march

A survey of 657 secondary school teachers by the National Education Union (NEU) has found they are increasingly concerned young people are not getting enough food over the summer holidays.

Birmingham care strikers standing solid

Birmingham’s heroic home carers are gearing up for a fresh week of action that will see them strike, picket and protest.

Privatisation as NHS faces cash crisis

Richard Branson’s Virgin empire is involved in the NHS

South Western Railway workers strike to keep safety on trains

Workers on South Western Railway (SWR) walked out for 24 hours on Saturday of last week in the latest action in the long?running dispute over guards on trains.

Squash the Britvic bosses

Workers at the Britvic drinks company site in Norwich struck from Wednesday to Friday last week, with more planned on the same days for the next five weeks. They are now holding mass meetings.

The real scandal behind building on green belt

The majority of houses built on the green belt last year were unaffordable.

Fight antisemitism smears—defend support for Palestine

The Labour Party dropped disciplinary proceedings against MP Margaret Hodge on Monday. This decision was made despite her having shouted in Jeremy Cobyn’s face that he is a “fucking antisemite and a racist.”

Supertram workers look for logical deal

Strikes on Sheffield’s Supertram have halted after bosses put forward a new pay offer. Some 200 conductors and drivers were due to strike for eight days from 18 August.

Solidarity pours in after attack on Bookmarks—now bring the Nazis to book

A Nazi attack on a socialist bookshop after the release of Tommy Robinson last week showed the renewed threat of the British far right

Unofficial strike against work plan and ‘bullying’

Postal workers at a Royal Mail delivery office in Plymouth staged an unofficial strike for a full day last Saturday. They didn’t return until they reached a deal on Monday.

Strike means Total shut down of rigs

Workers began a 24-hour strike on three of energy multinational Total’s North Sea oil platforms.

Backlash halts the eviction of refugees in Glasgow—for now

A wave of outrage has forced outsourcing giant Serco to back down from plans to throw 330 asylum seekers onto the streets of Glasgow.

Government to decide Grenfell site fate

 The Tories have announced that central government will manage the site of the Grenfell Tower fire from autumn.

Nazi and far right thugs attack socialist bookshop

A group of Nazi and racist thugs attacked a TUC-backed socialist bookshop in central London

Northamptonshire council crisis means most vulnerable will pay

Northamptonshire county council (NCC) is teetering on the edge of complete disaster, leaving lives at risk.

Nazi Tommy Robinson released from prison—get ready to build the fightback

Anti-fascists face a major challenge after Nazi Tommy Robinson was freed on bail after winning his appeal on Wednesday.

Strike on Eurostar over safety fears at station

Workers on the Eurostar international train line walked out for 24 hours last Saturday in protest at dangerous conditions for staff and customers.

Pay round up: Health workers demand poor pay deal is reopened

NHS workers are demanding unions reopen a shoddy pay deal that was cobbled together by the Tories and trade union leaders.

EU politicians seek racist solutions to refugee crisis

Hundreds of refugees stormed a border fence in Morocco last Thursday in a bid to make it to safety in Europe.

Reports round up: Cuts leave skeleton staff to run paper

Journalists have warned that short staffing at a newspaper has left the editorial team “at crisis point”.

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