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Wave of sixth form strikes gets top marks

Action at 23 colleges is about more than anger at employers’ paltry pay offer, reports Sadie Robinson

Climate round-up: ‘Saladarity’ with animal protesters and demo for ‘educational revolution’

Activists from the “Learning Rebellion” group marched to the Department for Education on Monday.

Celebrate the rebellion, and build the climate movement

Two weeks of action by Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists has brought the issue of climate change onto the streets and into the headlines.

UCU activists fight to get the vote out in two ballots

UCU union activists are making a final push this week to get the vote out in two strike ballots.

Prospect members get set for walkouts

Workers at two sets of museums were set to strike over pay on Thursday of this week.

Forbo floor strikers aren’t fobbed off by greedy bosses

Some 75 Unite union members at Forbo Flooring in Ripley, Derbyshire, have begun a ten-week campaign to win a pay rise and to stop bullying and harassment by management.

Health workers round-up: NHS support staff stage defiant action

Hundreds of health workers across the north west of England are holding firm against bosses’ plans to impose a new pay deal.

Stand Up To Racism conference unites struggles for the urgent battles ahead

A major conference debated how to fight racism as the prospect of a general election campaign against Boris Johnson looms.

Extinction Rebellion activists show determination with new disruptive protest

Thousands of Extinction Rebellion protesters brought traffic in central London to a standstill for several hours

Enthusiastic support for sixth form college strikes over funding and pay

At college after college, strikers reported that new faces had joined big picket lines and that there was a buoyant mood.

Don’t use XR tube action to attack the climate rebels

Protests are often disruptive—does anyone think that the protests in Hong Kong or Ecuador or Catalonia recently weren’t?

Boris Johnson and EU agree a racist, neoliberal Brexit deal

The deal, backed by the EU, is even more neoliberal than Theresa May’s

Extinction Rebellion activists defy police ban on protests

Activists took to the streets despite a police crackdown

Postal workers’ strike coming at Royal Mail after huge vote for action

Workers in Royal Mail are gearing up for a major battle after posting a stunning vote in favour of national strikes.

Labour MPs use Brexit to stop a Corbyn government

Right wing Labour MPs ganged up at a meeting in parliament on Monday evening to insist that there shouldn’t be a snap election.

Queen’s speech is a preview of a repressive Tory election manifesto

The queen’s speech on Monday won’t lead to many, if any, new laws.

Pressure to reach Brexit deal adds to huge crisis for Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson this week faces one of the biggest crises of his ­government.

Steel workers march in Newport AND unions round up

eCourier workers who are members of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), struck for two days from last Thursday.

Strike to shelve cuts plan at libraries in West Yorkshire

Library and museum workers in West Yorkshire were set to hold a 48-hour strike from Monday of next week.

Workers at Nottingham College deliver no confidence vote in boss

UCU union members at Nottingham College plan to hold 14 more days of strike next month in a battle over new contracts.

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