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Strike against the Wigan healthcare selloff

The fight to stop outsourcing in Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh (WWL) NHS Trust is gaining momentum.

Getting the bigots on the back foot in Ireland

Sinead is one of tens of thousands of women who have been forced to leave Ireland to access abortion services.

Two more London colleges strike in fight for pay

Workers at two London colleges struck on Tuesday as part of a rolling programme of walkouts over pay.

As the East Coast line is renationalised - privatisation lies at the root of rail chaos

The Tories are letting rail company fat cats off the hook while privatisation is causing transport misery for passengers.

Sainsbury’s bosses under pressure over plans to slash wages

Pressure is growing on supermarket bosses and their Tory backers as Sainsbury’s prepares to slash workers’ pay.

Ken Livingstone’s resignation from Labour is a victory for the right

Ken Livingstone’s decision to resign from Labour is a victory for those who have been harrying the party over allegations of antisemitism.

The things they say

‘We’re all gammon’

Grenfell campaigners say they’ll keep up the fight for justice as inquiry opens

Survivors, bereaved relatives and justice campaigners vowed to keep up the fight as the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire opened on Monday.

Football Lads Alliance demoralised as anti-racists outnumber them

Anti-racists outnumbered the Football Lads Alliance (FLA)—two to one—in Manchester on Saturday for the first time since the group began mobilising on the streets last summer.

Egyptian activist Haitham Mohamedain seized by security forces

Solidarity is urgently needed

TGI Fridays restaurant strikers say bosses won’t divide them

TGI Fridays workers and their supporters protested in Covent Garden, central London, on Friday. 

Tesco strikers: ‘We can move 30 tonnes during a shift, but we don’t even get £10 an hour’

Workers at a Tesco distribution hub in east London struck over pay. Their action raises wider questions about how workers can defeat the retail giants.

Anger after Grenfell fire review fails to recommend ban on flammable cladding

The Hackitt review into building regulations and fire safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire has been met by outrage.

Arm yourselves with the arguments about why it’s right to oppose Israel

Five key articles on the foundation of Israel, it's links to imperialism and Palestinian resistance to it: 

Anti-racists welcome Diane Abbott’s pledge to scrap ‘hostile environment’

Anti-racists welcomed Diane Abbott's pledge that a Labour government would end the Tories’ “hostile environment” for migrants—and wouldn’t “run scared” of the right wing press.

Fury over Israeli massacre of Palestinians hits streets of Britain

Thousands of people joined furious protests in towns and cities across Britain on Tuesday in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

Reports round-up: Huddersfield A&E campaign celebrates victory

Around 40 people assembled outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary last Friday to celebrate health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s acceptance that plans to close the A&E and downgrade the hospital are seriously flawed. The Clinical Commissionsing Group now has three months to come up with an alternative plan. Campaigning continues.

Tesco distribution strike shows firm’s vulnerability

Workers at the Tesco distribution centre in Dagenham, east London, were set to strike for 24 hours this week.

TGI Fridays workers to walk out this Friday

Workers at TGI Fridays stores in Covent Garden, London and Milton Keynes were set to strike on Friday.

Protests against disgraceful treatment of Amazon workers

The GMB union protested over the treatment of Amazon workers outside Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday.

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