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Demand to open detention centres over coronavirus sickness fears

Detainee rights organisations have said the Tories should “immediately release all immigration detainees”.

Keep up the ‘four fights’ after success of university strikes

The UCU union has delayed a planned reballot of workers for strikes due to the coronavirus crisis.

Anger over unsafe work conditions spurs some coronavirus strikes

Several groups of workers have taken the issue of coronavirus safety into their own hands.

Coronavirus—‘We need emergency action’

The Socialist Workers Party has made a statement calling for urgent measures to tackle the coronavirus crisis and protect people's lives

Italian workers fight to shape response to coronavirus

Strikes and protests have won concessions from bosses and the state

It’s a hard slog but we want to keep fighting, say university strikers

Tens of thousands of university workers are nearing the end of a wave of inspiring walkouts that have challenged the status quo in universities.

Tory budget will not undo decade of austerity damage

Chancellor Rishi Sunak unleashed a splurge of borrowing. But even the official forecasts say it won't kick start the economy, and it won't reverse the effects of cuts.

Fascists and racist state attack refugees in Lesvos

As the European Union (EU) encourages police violence against migrants at Greece’s border with Turkey, Nazis are targeting refugees on the island of Lesvos.

Transport round up: No delays in campaign to build big Tube strike vote

Workers on the London Underground are driving through a campaign to get a solid yes vote in their strike ballot.

Education round up: Chance to escalate sixth form strikes

Workers in 34 sixth form colleges took their sixth day of strikes on Tuesday, in a battle to win more funding and pay.

Lesvos refugee crisis—regimes collude to enforce borders

The recent spike in attempts to enter Greece comes after the breakdown of a deal between the European Union (EU) and Turkey meant to stop refugees coming to Europe.

Reports round up: Deal agreed at Harrods

Security guards and CCTV operators at Harrods department store in west London have accepted a deal over pay and working conditions.

Final week to win massive strike vote in Royal Mail

Royal Mail workers are campaigning hard to win a national strike ballot by the biggest majority possible.

Anger at outsourcer sees Tower Hamlets bin depot blockaded

There were defiant scenes outside bin depots in east London on Monday as striking workers refused to let managers, scabs and lorries move.

Court challenge to Universal Credit childcare cost rules to go ahead

A woman has been given the go-ahead to take the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to court over Universal Credit (UC) rules.

Tory budget will double down on horror for ordinary people

New chancellor Rishi Sunak may promise the end of austerity, but the cabinet isn’t interested in reversing a decade of cuts, benefit freezes and privatisation, argues?Sophie Squire

Tories fail to take action we need on coronavirus

As the number of coronavirus cases rises in Britain, Socialist Worker looks at what needs to be done to contain it

Greta Thunberg says new laws won’t tackle climate crisis

Greta Thunberg has blasted the latest plan by the European Union (EU) commission to tackle carbon emissions as “empty words”.

Protests and meetings build 21 March anti-racist demonstrations

People marched against deportations, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged people to take to the streets to “show our opposition to the rise of racism”

No retreat as university strikers keep up the fight on all fronts

UCU union strikers report new faces on picket lines and strong support from students. But some union leaders are prepared to settle for well short of what workers deserve.

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