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Labour nationalisation plan will pit party against bosses

The Labour Party’s left wing leadership promised an assault on private energy and water firms last weekend.

Post workers have pushed Royal Mail bosses back - now they deserve more

Postal workers’ union leaders are set to hold meetings with reps in locations across Britain over the next few weeks.

Round-up - strikes at Balfour, Fujitsu, EDF, DLR, South Western and Tarmac

Around 76 Balfour Beatty electricians on the Woolwich Crossrail station in south London site struck last week.

Picturehouse workers call a week-long strike in London

Workers at the Picturehouse cinema chain were set to strike continuously for one week from 5am on Saturday 17 February.

Schools suffer from Tories’ cuts

Tory cuts to school funding have caused thousands of job cuts across England.

DPD drivers are unionising to deliver better conditions

At the DPD delivery firm where a driver died recently workers are organising to win change.

UCU pension strikes - who’s on strike and when?

UCU union members are fighting attacks on their USS pension scheme that would slash its value and give workers no guaranteed income in retirement.

Theresa May’s Calais border deal has made suffering worse

Tomáš Tengely-Evans joined a solidarity delegation organised by Stand Up To Racism from Britain to Calais. He found police brutality and vicious treatment of refugees.

Glasgow council workers demand ‘equal pay or we walk away’

Around 500 low paid women council workers marched through the city centre of Glasgow. They demanded that city council chiefs settle a 12-year equal pay dispute.

Trade unionists vow to take the anti racist struggle into the workplace

Around 350 trade unionists from across Britain rallied against racism in central London on Saturday. 

What's behind the row about George Soros and the EU?

 Right wingers were shocked to find out that a billionaire financier is using his money to influence politics in favour of the rich.

Cuts, closures and outsourcing show councils in chaos

More than half of councils in England are planning to slash costs by closing children’s centres, reducing support for disabled children and cutting child protection teams.

Education workers out on strike in battle against academy plans

Workers at Cumberland School in Newham struck today against a plan to turn their school into an academy. Upbeat strikers chanted, “Our school is not for sale,” and, “Whose school? Our school,” on the picket line.

A chance missed to bury HDV scheme but battle continues

Labour councillors in Haringey, north London, squandered the chance to bury a high-profile redevelopment deal but it's still on the rocks

Bosses welcome Tories' report into employment rights

A review that was supposed to improve workers’ rights has instead given approval to insecurity. One union leader said “It’s no good. It won’t work and it isn’t a plan.

Young soul rebels fighting Israeli apartheid with music

Sumbul Ahmed talked to singer Z the People from Jordanian and Palestinian act 47Soul before their latest sell-out show on their European tour

Panic after big slump on stock markets

Fear gripped the ruling class as US stock markets haemorrhaged £1 trillion overnight on Monday.

Tories’ train crash - rail privateers fail, but are handed more lines

Rail privatisation was once more exposed as a scam this week. Billionaire Richard Branson quit the East Coast rail franchise—and left us to pick up the bill.

Birmingham care workers strike for jobs and services

Over 100 striking Birmingham home care workers held a defiant protest outside the city’s council chambers during their strike on Tuesday.

Victory for anti-fracking in Derbyshire

Tory controlled Derbyshire County Council’s planning committee voted nine to one to reject Ineos’s plans to build a test drill site at Bramley Moor

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