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New coronavirus rules punish ordinary people for the Tories’ failures

Boris Johnson’s calamitous Tories are rushing through panic measures following a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases

Tories vote against implementing Grenfell fire recommendations

Measures included guidelines for carrying out evacuations of high-rise buildings and regular fire door checks

Damning new report blasts the GMB union

Britain’s third largest trade union is “institutionally sexist” and “bullying, misogyny, cronyism and sexual harassment are endemic”, according to a lawyer’s report published last week.

Tate workers build the resistance

Workers on all out strike at the Tate Modern protested on London’s South Bank last Saturday after several of them were issued redundancy notices.

Activists are organising to build anti-racist movement

Supporters of Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) across Britain planned to “take the knee” for Black Lives Matter on Friday this week.

NHS workers organise protests to demand a pay rise

Health workers were set to take to the streets in towns and cities across Britain on Saturday in their latest day of action to demand a pay rise.

Coronavirus outbreaks in schools means students and staff still at risk

Over 100 school outbreaks of coronavirus had been reported across Britain by Friday of last week. They include 73 in Scotland, where schools began to reopen from mid-August.

Massive surge in virus cases shows Tory failures

Britain recorded an ­enormous rise in coronavirus cases on Sunday. Some 2,988 people tested positive, compared to 1,813 on Saturday—a rise of over 50 percent.

Julian Assange hearing begins

Julian Assange began his latest fight against extradition to the US in the Old Bailey on Monday.

Extinction Rebellion takes on the right wing media barons

Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests—which began in London, Manchester and Cardiff last Tuesday—have drawn thousands of people worried about the climate crisis onto the streets.

Socialist on ballot paper for Unison general secretary + Soas strike vote + Trans rights march

Socialist candidate Paul Holmes has won enough nominations to guarantee a place on the ballot paper for the Unison union general secretary election.

Poverty, poor housing and racism has made Covid-19 ‘endemic’ in parts of Britain

Covid-19 could now be endemic in some of the poorest areas of Britain.

Defend Richie Venton, sacked by Ikea

Protesters from several trade unions picketed a Glasgow Ikea store last Friday to demand the reinstatement of a union rep sacked for fighting cuts to workers’ conditions.

Universal Credit claimant has payments snatched

The government is snatching money from Universal Credit (UC) claimants with no explanation or warning. And claimants are finding it almost impossible to challenge the robbery.

Doctors reveal systematic failure to deal with Covid-19 in workplaces

A group of doctors is arguing that workplaces are now the frontline in the battle against Covid-19—and hazardous working conditions are responsible for mass outbreaks.

Extinction Rebellion continue to fight for the climate

Climate rebels have turned their fire on the billionaire-owned press, racist Home Office and cash-guzzling HS2 developers in their latest protests.

LGBT+ protests cancelled after police threats

LGBT+ campaigners have warned that the “right to protest is being curtailed” after police threats forced the cancellation of two protests in London.

Students return to schools despite safety fears

Children across England have begun returning to schools this week. The Tories claim they want everyone back so that students don’t miss out on education and vulnerable children have more support.

Heathrow prepares mass ‘fire and rehire’ to force through pay cuts

Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAL) has told workers they must take pay cuts of up to 20 percent or face mass job losses.

Climate activists stage second day of rebellion

Climate crisis activists across Britain took to the streets on Wednesday, as part of the second day of protests of the latest Rebellion.

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