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Huge victory in Newham schools academy battle

Workers at an east London secondary school have won a big victory in a fight against academisation.

Billionaires gather at Davos - the rich gloat as planet burns

“Without treating this as a real crisis we cannot solve it,” was the rallying cry from school climate strike leader Greta Thunberg to world leaders this week.

Carpet makers in Cleckheaton roll into third month of pay strike

Workers at Westex Carpets in West Yorkshire are in an all-out fight to pull the rug from under bosses’ feet.

Reports round-up—Two strikes at Heathrow and Rail Gourmet walkout

Two strikes at Heathrow?

Protest for child refugees

Protesters from charity Safe Passage and Stand Up To Racism held a demonstration in central London on Monday in defence of child refugees’ rights.

Cleaners win, but Birkbeck outsourcing fight isn’t over

Cleaners at Birkbeck college in central London are celebrating after winning their battle to be directly employed by the university.

An owl of rage at high speed rail line

Rebels took to Colne Valley, west London last Saturday in a day of direct action against the development of the high-speed HS2 train line.

Rising heat should raise alarm for catastrophe

Temperatures are smashing records, but climate rebels in Scotland are taking on those responsible, reports Sarah Bates

International round up: Stronger strikes can end France stalemate

The revolt in France against attacks on pensions has reached a critical moment.

Outrage after lesbian attacked in Sunderland

A lesbian woman was targeted in a vicious homophobic attack in Sunderland last week.

Union members at Soas call a walkout after ‘appalling’ attacks on workers

A group of workers at Soas University of London are discussing action over bosses’ plans to impose serious attacks on staff. The plan will effectively put workers on casual contracts out of a job.

Planned post walkout called off, but battle over bullying isn’t over in Bootle

Postal workers in Merseyside have called off a planned strike after bosses backed down in a dispute over victimisations.

Striking to secure end to outsourcing

Around 25 security staff at St George’s medical school in south London have unleashed a programme of 15 days of strikes as part of their battle to be brought inhouse.

Labour council ready to use anti-union laws

Workers rallied at Tower Hamlets council in east London last week demanding the Labour-run local authority stop its attacks on workers.

Seriously ill patients stranded in A&E wards

A decade of Tory cuts has the NHS at breaking point—with patients stuck in ambulances and emergency wards, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Politicians and billionaires strike dodgy deals at Davos

Billionaire bosses, politicians and celebrities descended on Davos in Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF).

5,000 disabled people get benefit payments—but only after their deaths

Some 5,000 ill and disabled benefit claimants have died before being repaid thousands of pounds owed to them due to a government error.

Royal Mail strikes could be in pipeline after union leader calls for fresh ballot

The fight for the future of Royal Mail is heating up again after a union leader announced plans for another national strike ballot.

Scottish climate activists protest against system rigged for oil companies

Climate rebels in Aberdeen positioned themselves on oil firm Shell’s doorstep on Thursday to “point the finger at people who are responsible” for climate catastrophe.

Otis Bolamu wins right to remain in Britain after determined campaign

Anti-racists in West Wales are celebrating after Otis Bolamu was granted the right to stay in Britain on Wednesday.

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