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Would the bosses let us renationalise services and industry?

Labour’s manifesto commitments to nationalising some industries would meet resistance

Scottish lecturers get their bosses telt

 College lecturers in Scotland held a victory rally on Saturday after their bosses "crumbled" on Friday in the face of an escalating national dispute.

Property sharks won't solve the housing crisis with their 'redevelopment' plans

Landlords and property speculators are not looking to help with the housing crisis, they're only looking for profit and will kick working class people out of their areas to get it

Reports round-up

Unison union members working for children’s social work teams at Kirklees Council warned regional union officials last week to sanction their vote to strike or they will resign from the union.

Rail workers call 24 hour strike against DOO

Train guards on Southern, along with their RMT union colleagues on Northern and Merseyrail, were set for a coordinated 24-hour rail walkout next Tuesday.

Southend protest against NHS cuts

Up to 1,000 protested last Saturday in Southend against Tory plans to cut the local A&E.

Conference to vote on action

The general election will influence debates at the UCU union’s annual congress in Brighton this weekend.

After Manchester attack—don't let right exploit horror

A horrific bombing killed 22 people, including five children, as they left an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

PCS conference hears of workers' actions and plans for more

At the recent conference for the PCS union, workers discussed strike action for disputes with EHRC and the DWP

Argos workers strike to defend conditions

Argos warehouse workers defied bosses’ legal threats to begin a two-week walkout at five depots across England last Wednesday.

As college lecturers stage fifth national walkout SNP minister sides with bosses

Scottish National Party (SNP) education minister John Swinney came down on the side of college bosses in the Scottish parliament today, Tuesday, as lecturers held their fifth national walkout.

Tories will face no charges over election expenses claims

Yesterday, Wednesday, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced that after a police investigation into Conservative Party candidates’ expenditure during the 2015 general election campaign, “no criminal charges have been authorised”.

Labour's manifesto is a shift to the left. It's no time for compromises with the right.

Forget the media and right wing denunciations, there are some excellent promises in the Labour Party’s draft election manifesto. It promises to scrap tuition fees, and plough billions of pounds into education and the NHS.

EIS Fela national college strike goes from strength to strength

A major industrial battle is raging in Scotland that the mainstream press has largely ignored for two weeks. Today, Thursday, thousands of college lecturers held their fourth national walkout in a fortnight.

London School of Economics cleaners strike for equality

Outsourced cleaners at the London School of Economics have struck for the same pay and conditions as similar directly-employed workers.

In the Tories’ target towns, there’s still hope for Labour

Luton has suffered under Tory rule. Despite that, the party is hoping to take the town from the Labour Party in the general election.

Adults in the room - the inside story on Greece's bailout blackmail

Workers across Greece were set to walk out in a general strike on Wednesday—against more austerity that a radical left government was elected to end two years ago.

NHS computer crisis: why we should blame the Tories

Years of NHS cuts and pressure to cut staff mean a cyber-attack weapon developed by the US National Security Agency has caused chaos in the health service

Tories deserve to be evicted for empty housing pledge

Don't believe the Tories are going to solve the housing crisis. They are only building developers' profits.

Royal College of Nursing announces a "summer of protest" over public sector pay cap

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announces a “summer of protest” over the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap.

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