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Britain remains in danger despite lockdown lifting

The media is abuzz with talk of relaxing and lifting lockdown restrictions and virus cases are low in Britain at the moment. But that doesn’t mean that the risks have gone away completely.

Jobcentres safety ballot + Thurrock fightbacks + University jobs battles + Sandwell strikes

The PCS union is to ballot Jobcentre members over the return to unsafe workplaces

Fight brews at coffee giant Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Workers at Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) in Banbury, Oxfordshire, were set to strike for 24 hours this Saturday.

Woolwich ferry + Go North West + Goodlord + Devonport + Bromley + ENCIRC

Ferry workers in Woolwich, east London, have voted overwhelmingly to strike in solidarity with a victimised union representative.

XR activists acquitted over printing plant protests

The protests were able to delay the distribution of newspapers including The Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail. The estimated cost of this delay was £1.2 million.

Activists hold day of action for Scottish independence

Activists across Scotland staged a day of action for independence on Saturday.

Police officer beat black woman 34 times—but he isn’t facing assault charges

'Rather than helping her as he should have done, he violently assaulted her,' says the victim's cousin

Victory against outsourcer Mitie at Carlisle hospital

Solid strikes by more than 150 workers have won a commitment to unsocial hours payments

Back Sharon Graham for Unite union general secretary

The Unite union general secretary election race is about to begin following Len McCluskey’s announcement earlier this month that he will step down from the role.

Plea to open Leppings Lane gate was ‘deleted’ from Hillsborough police statement, court hears

A jury has been shown the first amended statements from officers on duty during the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster.

Grenfell survivors’ anger as they say authorities have tried to shift blame

Grenfell Community Campaigners protested on Wednesday outside the inquiry into the fire that killed 72 people in 2017.

School strikes fight victimisations of union reps

A series of strikes are hitting schools across England this week—many of them sparked by the victimisation of union reps.

Scottish college lecturers show strikes are way to beat fire and rehire threats

Scottish college lecturers have won a major victory against the threat of nation-wide fire and rehire.

The European Union paid and trained the military thugs in Myanmar

The EU provided more than £35 million to the Myanmar police between 2016 and 2021

Students occupy at four universities after ‘consistent let downs’ in pandemic

Students in Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham are furious over the way they have been treated by Tories and vice chancellors during the pandemic.

Hillsborough cops’ statements critical of police actions were ‘deleted in blue ink’

One deleted comment from a constable had said he and other cops had been running around “like headless chickens”

Major report says Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid

Human Rights Watch is the latest major organisation to provide damning evidence of Israel's apartheid policies

Join the Kill The Bill protests on 1 May

Here are details of protests that have been advertised for Saturday 1 May and Monday 3 May against the police bill. Socialist Worker urges all its readers to take part.

Corruption and sleaze hard-wired into Johnson and Tories

Behind the rows between the Tories, there’s very real ­evidence that being friends with the ­government is good for business.

Education round up: ‘We are being penalised’

NEU union members at Marple and Cheadle Sixth Form College in Stockport were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

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