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Day 35 of Northern strikes


Use Brexit rows to get the Tories out

Government ministers were summoned to an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss a Brexit deal. It was unclear whether it would be approved by the cabinet, and still more uncertain what will happen when it goes to parliament. May's crisis is far from over.

Education round-up—Workers plan walkout for higher pay at six colleges

UCU union members across six colleges are expected to strike over pay on 28 and 29 November.

Reports round-up—Shutdown on Central Line

Tube drivers shut down the Central Line on Wednesday of last week as they walked out in a dispute about fair treatment at work.

Millions on Universal Credit left poorer by Tories’ budget

A majority of claimants will still be worse off under the Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) despite extra money promised in the budget.

Don’t give cops more power to use stop and search

Police chiefs want to make it easier to harass black people. They have met with senior Tories to discuss getting rid of requirements that cops must have “reasonable grounds” to search someone.

Strikes fuel Royal Mail bosses’ crisis

The latest unofficial strike by postal workers last week came amid a tumultuous few days for Royal Mail, including the forced resignation of a top boss.

Unison must back heroic Birmingham care strikers

Birmingham’s fighting care workers were set to strike again this week.

Poland’s right wing government boosts fascist march

A 200,000-strong march in the capital Warsaw was jointly organised by Poland’s fascist organisations and the highest state officials to mark the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence.

Shock and anger at Michelin factory closure

Tyre-maker Michelin's threat to 850 jobs has to be met by action from the unions. 

More struggle urgently needed after US elections

The Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. But the Republicans increased their majority in the Senate.

Upbeat strike at The John Roan school says no to academies

Workers at The John Roan school in Greenwich, south east London, struck on Wednesday. The NEU union members are fighting a plan to turn the school into a privately-run academy.

Birmingham care strike to save services

Care workers are unleashing a huge wave of strikes at Birmingham City Council after a successful five-day strike from last Friday.

Somerset care workers plan walkouts to stop Sirona bosses’ pay cut plan

Low-paid care workers in Bath and North East Somerset are preparing to strike to head off attempts to slash their pay.

Battles over Palestine solidarity in universities and council

The pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign scored a victory after Leeds university divested from firms linked to Israeli violence.

Anti-racism round-up—Building a network against racism

Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) supporters are organising across Britain against racism and the far right.

Tube workers push for safety on lines

Tube workers are fighting to maintain safety on the London Underground.

Reports round-up: March to save libraries

Around 100 people marched in London to say “Save Our Libraries”

Debating ideas and action at Marxism in Scotland 2018

There was much discussion about the case for Scottish independence and how this had to be linked to a wider programme of class battles at Marxism in Scotland

Strong battle for jobs at Bradford university

Workers at Bradford university are striking to defend jobs and conditions

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