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Tories refuse to ‘follow science’ as they push for lockdown end

Boris Johnson has made a show of pretending to ‘face down’ Tory MPs demanding an end to all restrictions by April. But he is pushing for his own timetable—regardless of virus levels

Norwich climate protester Alex Sidney court decision

A Norwich Extinction Rebellion spokesperson said, “Alex is not a criminal. He is a young man terrified about his future."

DVLA moves to a ballot over coronavirus safety

Workers at a dangerously overcrowded government office in Swansea were set to ballot for strikes from Thursday of this week.

United fight is needed to beat DHL bullying bosses + Scunthorpe scaffolders + Eddie Stobart action

DHL workers in Dartford, Kent, have voted for strikes over “union busting”.

NHS battles in Birmingham, Cumberland and Blackburn 

Porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering workers at Cumberland infirmary are poised to take action over unsocial hours payments.

Ceiling caves-in at scandal-hit Prospect House

Residents of Prospect House—an emblem of horrific housing across Britain—have reported new, worsening conditions

Now unions must step up fight for NHS pay rise

How long will NHS ­workers have to wait for their long ­overdue pay rise?

University workers battles as job cuts bite

UCU union members at the University of East London (UEL) plan a two‑day strike from Monday.

Cold, hunger and racism—refugees trapped in Penally camp speak out over conditions

Refugees trapped at a camp in west Wales are cold, hungry and live constant fear of catching coronavirus.

British Gas workers fear new talks are bosses’ ‘stalling tactic’ after strikes called off

Some British Gas workers are worried after the GMB union called off strikes for talks on Friday.

Care home workers were forced to ‘make their own’ safety kit

Care home workers were left without personal protective equipment (PPE) early in the pandemic, MPs have said.

Tories show contempt for tenants as Grenfell inquiry reopens

In the same week that the Grenfell Tower inquiry restarted, the Tories have promised an extra £3.5 billion to remove unsafe cladding from England’s high rise buildings.

Labour steps up drive against solidarity with Palestine

The Labour Party committee to advise it on how to handle antisemitism includes members who openly link support for Palestine to hatred of Jewish people.

Bus drivers in London and Manchester prepare for strikes over pay and fire and rehire

Thousands of London Bus drivers are set to strike over pay and conditions.

Vigil marks month since death of Mohamud Hassan after contact with 52 cops

'I didn’t know there were even 52 officers at the station, how on Earth does that happen?' asks a Cardiff activist

Tory failures worsen women’s lives

A report published by the Women and Equalities Committee has warned the Tories are “turning the clock back” on gender equality.

Deal ends strike at DHL, but don’t trust the bosses

Sustained action has forced DHL to make improvements

Bailiffs are ‘putting our lives at risk’ say HS2 tunnel occupiers

People occupying tunnels in Euston against the HS2 project are resisting eviction, reports Sophie Squire

New group could take the fight for independence forward in Scotland

A new organisation, Now Scotland, was launched last weekend to campaign for Scottish independence. Over 1,500 people had joined by Sunday afternoon.

Bigots in the DUP use Brexit to whip up vile sectarianism

Tory Brexit and bigotry are making for a potentially dangerous situation in Northern Ireland.

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