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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.

Bins and colleges to strike in Kirklees

Strike ballots at Kirklees council’s bins department and Kirklees College in West Yorkshire showed a readiness to fight last week.

BT workers' union must lead fight to stop job losses

BT, Britain’s largest telecoms company, announced last week that it is slashing 13,000 jobs to boost profts. This is on top of 4,000 job cuts last year.

Civil service union set for national pay ballot

PCS union members have the chance to lead the way in the fight against poverty pay by voting for a national statutory strike ballot.

Fifty years after Ronan Point tower block disaster dangerously little has changed

Four people died and 17 were injured in the Ronan Point Tower Block disaster 50 years ago this Wednesday.

Workers feel ‘powerful’ after strike threats at The Village School win some retreats

Workers at The Village School in Brent, North west London, called off a planned strike last week after winning a series of promises from the head teacher. But they could strike again if these promises aren’t kept.

Fights to stop job cuts and to win union recognition in universities

Workers at London South Bank University in south London held a protest against planned job cuts on Tuesday.

‘We won’t let the Football Lads Alliance racists divide us in Manchester’

The whole left must take the threat of the far right seriously, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Grenfell survivors and relatives say Tory moves over public inquiry are not enough

Grenfell Tower survivors and relatives of those who died slammed Theresa May and the Tories’ response to the tower block fire on Monday. 

Israel massacres at least 60 Palestinians fighting for justice

Israeli soldiers shot and killed at least 60 Palestinians in Gaza on Monday—more than doubling the number they have killed over the past six weeks.

This Is America is a powerful commentary on racism in the US

Donald Trump argues it’s safe to carry a gun because that stops you being a victim of knife crime. In that context This is America, the latest single by Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, is a welcome breath of fresh air.

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