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Teachers meet to discuss their campaign over pay

NEU union members in London planned a pay rally

Fighting unions are needed to beat May

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady challenged Theresa May to call a general election after accusing the Tories of “bankrupting” public services and doing “absolutely nothing” to help workers

Cop cleared in Judah misconduct taser case

A cop who tasered a race relations officer in the face has been cleared of misconduct.

Big support for bus pickets in Nottingham and Derbyshire

Bus workers in Nottingham and Derbyshire struck on Monday of this week against a below-inflation 2.5 percent “poverty pay” offer.

Glasgow workers get ready for strikes over equal pay

Equal pay campaigners in Glasgow are getting ready to deliver a huge mandate for action when their strike ballot closes in the next week.

Reports round-up - Council workers win the London Living Wage

Workers at Kensington and Chelsea council celebrated winning their demand of the London Living Wage of £10.20 an hour last week.

The Seagull can't rise above period drama convention

Anton Chekov made his name casting a critical eye on the Russian middle class in the twilight years of Tsarist rule.

We need a fightback and a general election, not ‘People’s Vote’

 TUC union federation general secretary Frances O’Grady joined growing calls led by the right and big business for a “People’s Vote” on a Brexit deal on Sunday. 

Oppose far right mobilisation in London on 13 October

The viciously racist Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) has called a mobilisation in London on 13 October.

Deregulation led to Grenfell Tower fire, argues new firefighters’ union report

Firefighters were not responsible for people dying in the Grenfell Tower fire, despite the propaganda campaign being mounted against them.

Labour sources reveal how party retreated over Palestine solidarity

Socialist Worker can reveal what happened in the Labour Party National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting this week which saw a retreat over Palestinian rights.

Stand with Palestine after Labour Party accepts antisemitism definition

The Labour Party has adopted a definition of antisemitism that restricts criticism of Israel

Reports round up: Bosses’ tricks can’t squash Robinsons workers’ resolve

Robinsons (Britvic) strikers in Norwich received a boost last Sunday at the annual Burston School Strike Rally in Norfolk.

Northamptonshire borough councils dissolve themselves

Borough councils in Northamptonshire overwhelmingly voted to effectively dissolve themselves last week.

More battles over the new form of health privatisation

The Unison union is calling on the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS trust to halt its plans to hand hundreds of NHS staff over to a wholly-owned subsidiary company.

Demolition threat for London estates

Over 80 housing estates across London are up for demolition. They are some of the 118 sites that are undergoing or facing regeneration.

No welcome for the Nazis

Around 40 anti-racists rallied last week against a meeting in Swansea organised by the racist Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) with speakers including Anne Marie Waters.

Protest against hostile health practice that targets migrants

Health campaigners plan to protest outside the annual general meeting of Barts Health NHS Trust on Wednesday of next week.

It’s back to the picket lines for East Dunbartonshire

Workers at East Dunbartonshire council, which borders Glasgow, are preparing a return to the picket lines after negotiations broke down.

Uniting the fight at Ministry of Justice

Civil service workers in the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) resoundingly rejected a pay proposal tied to cuts to terms and conditions last week.

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