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Tower Hamlets strikes called + Reject pay deal + Councils in cash crisis

Unison union members are set to strike on 3, 6, 7, 14, 15 and 16 July.

Chaotic and unsafe school reopening plan could burst the Tories’ bubble

Secondary schools across England began opening to wider numbers of children on Monday of this week.

Tories push for lockdown end

The Tories were patting themselves on the back this week—despite the official coronavirus death toll in Britain climbing to over 40,000 and millions of workers facing unemployment. 

Pressure on over holidays and respect at Royal Parks

Around 20 of London’s Royal Park attendants who are outsourced to multinational company Vinci appeared in court this week.

SNP claps NHS workers but won’t pay them extra

NHS workers are angry that the Scottish government has refused to reopen talks over pay.

Protest says black lives matter at work

Over 50 people protested against institutional racism outside St George’s hospital and medical school in Tooting, south London, on Monday.

Atlanta rises up to fight the killer police

Rage at the police killing of another black man has exploded onto the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, in the US. 

Anti-racist rebellion grows in Britain

Thousands of people across Britain joined another wave of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests over the weekend. Socialist Worker reports

Tories try to hide truth behind death rate for black and minority ethnic people

Racism and social inequality has contributed to the higher death rates from coronavirus among black and Asian people

Huge support as south London anti-racists take to streets

An inspiring protest against racism took place in Southwark, south London, on Sunday.

Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests across Britain

Thousands of people across Britain have joined another wave of protests as part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

Nazis and racists stage protest to attack Black Lives Matter

The British far right is hoping to initiate a right wing backlash against the BLM movement.

Thousands march for Black Lives Matter ahead of weekend protests

Anti-racists are gearing up for Black Lives Matter protests this weekend in the face of a Tory attempt to stoke a right wing backlash.

Homeless people turfed out as Covid-19 support ends

The Tory government promised to help care for homeless people during the  pandemic. But now the measures adopted are ending, writes Sadie Robinson 

Pregnant women and new mothers hit hard by coronavirus crisis

Pregnant women and women who have recently had children are facing intensified discrimination during the coronavirus crisis.

Anti-racists across Britain take the knee

Thousands of people “took the knee” to protest against racism and remember George Floyd

Ten million could soon be stuck waiting for NHS care

Health bosses fear the Covid-19 crisis could see the number of people waiting for NHS treatment double to ten million by the end of the year.

Thousands in Oxford call for Rhodes statue to be torn down

Around 4,000 people gathered on Tuesday to call for the removal of the statue of the racist and imperialist Cecil Rhodes that fronts Oriel College in central Oxford.

Victory for workers and parents as Tory school plan fails

The Tories have been forced to drop plans to get all primary school children back into school before the summer term ends.

Residents pay more for failed care + new threats to homeless people

Coronavirus has ripped through adult social care.

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