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‘Our dispute is not over,’ say sixth form strikers

Two contradictory developments in the sixth form colleges dispute crashed into one another last week

Don’t put universities fight on ‘back burner’

A number of UCU union branches called off planned strikes in universities as the coronavirus crisis grew.

Tory wages plan subsidises the bosses—not workers

Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a scheme to subsidise wages that was hailed as a total transformation in policy. But the details showed that it’s far less generous than it might have seemed

‘Just in time’ production for profit to blame for empty supermarket shelves

The Tories are trying to deflect blame for food shortages at supermarkets onto ordinary people.

No care for ill or infirm people under Tory corona plans

The government has said that around 1.5 million people in England are in so much danger due to coronavirus they must “take themselves out of society”.

‘Profit, profit, profit’—how Tony Blair helped destroy our capacity to test for coronavirus

Why has Britain tested so few people for coronavirus?

State support for wages shows scale of crisis, but don’t stop fighting

The Tories were forced to unveil measures “unprecedented in the history of the British state” on Friday.

Walkout at ten south London libraries over coronavirus safety

Lambeth library workers said they were angry at managers' lack of action

Fear and uncertainty for workers who can’t stay home in ghost town Britain

Parts of Britain look increasingly like a ghost town after the government advised workers to work from home where possible.

Windrush report slams government, but pulls back from fundamental change

The Tories’ treatment of the Windrush generation of migrants was “consistent with some elements” of institutional racism, according to an official report.

Did British government and Libyan regime conspire to torture suspect?

New revelations about accusations that involve Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson plans power grab for cops and border guards amid coronavirus crisis

The Tories plan to grab more powers for the police and immigration officials under the guise of tackling the coronavirus crisis.

Workers’ action wins safety demands over coronavirus

More trade unionists are organising in their workplaces to protect people from coronavirus.

Even in the coronavirus crisis, we’ll keep up the fight

When there is a social and economic crisis, socialists call for mass collective action. We say take to the streets, gather in meetings and hold rallies.

Reports round-up - climate strike, Ferry and Tube action and more

School climate strikers walked out on Friday last week in Sheffield.

Strike at St Mungo’s for conditions and homeless service

Around 500 workers at the St Mungo’s homelessness charity began a three-day strike on Monday over attempts to push through worse terms and conditions.

Thousands of council workers are set for Tower Hamlets strike

around 4,000 workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Coronavirus round up: Profiteering rich look for handouts as they slash jobs

Bosses want to cash in from the coronavirus crisis. Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic demanded “emergency credit facilities to a value of £5 billion to £7.5 billion”.

Tories lurch from chaos to crisis to help bosses

Boris Johnson signalled a shift in the Tories’ approach to coronavirus on Monday. It follows growing anger at the government response. But the Tories are still putting ordinary people at risk.

Met police forced to pay out damages to Muslim woman

A Muslim woman who was forced to remove her hijab under terror laws at London Heathrow Airport has won a “substantial damage payment” from the police.

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