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Workers thousands of pounds worse off than a decade ago—time for a pay fight


Wages are still worth a third less in some parts of Britain than a decade ago

Chance of justice blocked at Grenfell fire inquiry


Any chance of justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire is being delayed and blocked.

Tens of thousands forced into temporary accommodation by Tory austerity


The number of households living in temporary accommodation has rocketed by 71 percent under Tory austerity.  

Theresa May survives to lose another day


Over a third of Tory MPs voted against May, emphasising that she cannot pass her Brexit deal through parliament.

Striking traffic wardens in Camden determined to win more pay


Traffic wardens in Camden, north London, are staging a magnificent two-week strike to win better pay.

Supporters of Karen Reissmann lobby Unison union leadership


Supporters of leading health worker Karen Reissmann lobbied the Unison union’s national executive committee last week.

Interserve—a privatisation nightmare


School meals, home care, window cleaning, road works and hospital security—these are just some of the services that stand on the brink of further chaos.

Batley protest shows unity against racism in West Yorkshire


Labour shadow home secretary Diane Abbott gave a big boost to a rally against racism in Batley, West Yorkshire, last Saturday.

Don’t trust shipyard bosses to save jobs at Cammell Laird


The Unite and GMB unions suspended a programme of rolling walkouts at Cammell Laird shipyard after bosses agreed to delay job cuts.

Reports round-up - Birmingham care workers overwhelmingly back more action


Home care workers in Birmingham have overwhelmingly backed more strikes in their fight against job cuts and privatisation.

Grenfell Tower site could be highly toxic


The full scale of water and soil poisoning in the area surrounding Grenfell Tower could be revealed by an investigation in the New Year.

Von Trier gives gore-filled middle finger to his haters


Be prepared for an utterly nightmarish descent with director Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built.

Santa hats, solidarity and strike against academy at John Roan school


Striking GMB union members were joined by NEU union members who refused to cross their picket line.

‘Stansted 15’ activists vow to keep up fight against deportations after conviction


A group of 15 protesters found guilty under terror legislation have vowed to keep up the fight against deportations.

Campaigners at housing summit vow to fight the Tories


Up to 200 people joined the Homes for All annual housing summit in London on Saturday.

Bothering the bosses with magical realism and strikes


Sorry to Bother You is heralded as a left wing cult classic full of laughs and sharp obervations. It deserves at least some of that reputation, says Shay Carroll

French president Macron fails to hold back Yellow Vest revolt


French president Emmanuel Macron has made more concession to the “Yellow Vest” protesters, but it has not stopped the revolt.

Solid picket lines as Camden traffic wardens launch two-week strike


Traffic wardens in Camden launched a two-week strike on Thursday as part of their fight against low pay.

Tens of thousands of patients could be left lying on trolleys this winter


This winter could be the worst on record for frontline emergency care departments.

French cops crack down on migrants


French cops have stepped up attempts to clear 1,500 refugees trapped at Britain’s border in Calais, northern France

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