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Cabinet accepts Theresa May’s Brexit deal but Tory chaos continues

The Tory cabinet accepted Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal—after a five-hour meeting on Wednesday.

Anti-racists take on far right Steve Bannon in Edinburgh and Oxford

Anti-racists are taking on far right ideologue Steve Bannon’s attempts to whip up racism in Britain.

Humiliation for racists and fascists in Norwich, Coventry and Cardiff

Around 1,000 anti-racists and anti?fascists outnumbered a motley crew of no more than 50 racists and Nazis in Norwich

Rising struggle at Street Cranes

Workers at Street Cranes escalated their action this week to 48-hour stoppages on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Overwhelming votes say no to 3 percent pay deals

A battle over local government pay in Scotland could be looming after more workers rejected their latest pay offer.

Use Brexit rows to get the Tories out

Government ministers were summoned to an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss a Brexit deal. It was unclear whether it would be approved by the cabinet, and still more uncertain what will happen when it goes to parliament. May's crisis is far from over.

Education round-up—Workers plan walkout for higher pay at six colleges

UCU union members across six colleges are expected to strike over pay on 28 and 29 November.

Reports round-up—Shutdown on Central Line

Tube drivers shut down the Central Line on Wednesday of last week as they walked out in a dispute about fair treatment at work.

Millions on Universal Credit left poorer by Tories’ budget

A majority of claimants will still be worse off under the Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) despite extra money promised in the budget.

Don’t give cops more power to use stop and search

Police chiefs want to make it easier to harass black people. They have met with senior Tories to discuss getting rid of requirements that cops must have “reasonable grounds” to search someone.

Strikes fuel Royal Mail bosses’ crisis

The latest unofficial strike by postal workers last week came amid a tumultuous few days for Royal Mail, including the forced resignation of a top boss.

Unison must back heroic Birmingham care strikers

Birmingham’s fighting care workers were set to strike again this week.

Poland’s right wing government boosts fascist march

A 200,000-strong march in the capital Warsaw was jointly organised by Poland’s fascist organisations and the highest state officials to mark the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence.

Shock and anger at Michelin factory closure

Tyre-maker Michelin's threat to 850 jobs has to be met by action from the unions. 

Birmingham care strike to save services

Care workers are unleashing a huge wave of strikes at Birmingham City Council after a successful five-day strike from last Friday.

Somerset care workers plan walkouts to stop Sirona bosses’ pay cut plan

Low-paid care workers in Bath and North East Somerset are preparing to strike to head off attempts to slash their pay.

Battles over Palestine solidarity in universities and council

The pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign scored a victory after Leeds university divested from firms linked to Israeli violence.

Anti-racism round-up—Building a network against racism

Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) supporters are organising across Britain against racism and the far right.

Tube workers push for safety on lines

Tube workers are fighting to maintain safety on the London Underground.

Reports round-up: March to save libraries

Around 100 people marched in London to say “Save Our Libraries”

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