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Reports round-up—Bin the Anglesey outsource pay gap

Bin the Anglesey outsource pay gap

Inaugural NEU union conference set to tackle education under attack

The first NEU union conference takes place in Liverpool next week. The NEU school workers’ union was formed by a merger of the NUT and ATL unions.

Workers at three West Midlands colleges fight back for better pay

Workers at three West Midlands colleges are striking this week over pay. UCU union members at City of Wolverhampton College began a three-day strike on Monday.

Refugees rescued but left stranded on ship by EU

A rescue ship carrying 64 refugees is stuck at sea after the Italian and Maltese governments refused to let it dock last week.

Tories are making us sick, say NHS workers at Unison health conference

Pressures faced by NHS workers dominated the Unison union’s health conference in Bournemouth this week.

Climate rebellion set to spread across the world

Thousands of climate activists are set to take to the streets this week in latest phase of the battle for the planet

NHS privatisation rocks hospitals, yet Tories hand out millions more in contracts

Tory health secretary Matt Hancock is stepping up the privatisation of the NHS just as a fresh scandal rocked hospitals.

Corbyn should say no to Tory Brexit talks

Jeremy Corbyn should end his Brexit talks with Theresa May now and carve out a radically different position to the government.

Refugees stranded at sea by racist Italian government

A rescue ship carrying 64 refugees is stuck at sea after the Italian and Maltese governments refused to let it dock on Thursday.

Solidarity grows for victimised UCU union rep Lee Humber

UCU union members have called a day of action in support of victimised trade unionist Lee Humber.

After 30 years, the first conviction over Hillsborough but battle for justice continues

A jury has found former Sheffield Wednesday club safety officer Graham Mackrell guilty of a health and safety breach in relation to the Hillsborough football disaster.

Benefit freezes contribute to soaring poverty figures

Some 200,000 more children were pushed into absolute poverty in 2017-18

Anti-racists rally in wake of Islamophobic hate crime

Over 100 people rallied outside Turnpike Lane Tube station on Monday after a man tried to pull off a Muslim woman’s hijab

Education round-up: Cambridge march to defy school cutbacks

Some 700 parents, children, teachers and governors turned out in Cambridge after school on Monday to protest about school funding cuts.

Tories rip each other apart amid Brexit deal shambles

On Tuesday evening May deepened the Tories’ splits after she offered to work with Jeremy Corbyn to come up with a compromise Brexit deal. The move was a sign of May’s weakness. But it is also a trap for Labour.

Overground strikes unite

Two groups of workers were set to strike on the London Overground this week.

Reports round-up: Housing activists build a movement

Workers engineer a 24-hour walkout

Reinstate victimised UCU rep Lee Humber

UCU union members and other activists are fighting to defend victimised UCU rep Lee Humber. Bosses at Ruskin College suspended Lee, who is membership secretary of the UCU there, on Monday.

Five years of fighting for the freedom to ride

Over 60 people joined a rally in Sheffield on Monday to celebrate five years of campaigning by the South Yorkshire Freedom Riders.

Don’t close All Hallows

Some 200 people crowded into Ditchingham Village Hall, Norfolk, last Saturday to campaign against the imminent closure of the All Hallows Health Trust.

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