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Tens of thousands join TUC march. Now build for strikes

It was important to take to the streets, but more will be needed to beat the Tories

Riaz Ahmed was seized in Pakistan but is now free

Dr Riaz Ahmed, has been returned and thanks everyone for their solidarity

Anger over pay on TUC march as workers protest against the Tories

Tens of thousands of people have joined the TUC union federation march in London for a “new deal for workers”.

Palestinians remember 70 years of murder, dispossession and theft

Protesters gathered outside the Israeli embassy on Friday evening to mark the year when Palestinians were expelled from their homes.

Hull College workers walk out to save jobs

There was a very large, vibrant and well organised picket line outside the main entrance of Hull College on Wednesday.

Anti-racists rally in Edinburgh after attack on Syrian refugee

Over 200 anti-racists joined a protest in Edinburgh on Thursday evening after an attack of a young Syrian refugee.

Solidarity on the picket lines as colleges strike for pay rise

UCU union members at two London colleges struck on Friday as part of a series of walkouts over pay across ten colleges in England.

Tories’ £50 million grammar school scam to entrench class division

The Tories have unveiled plans to hand selective grammar schools £50 million—while slashing funding for state schools. The news has infuriated teachers, parents and education campaigners.

Unions need to build real fight to stop 13,000 job cuts at BT

BT, Britain’s largest telecoms company, has announced that it is slashing 13,000 jobs in an effort to boost profits. This is on top of 4,000 job cuts last year.

How the Tory ‘hostile environment’ policies hit Syrian refugees

Some refugees faced benefit sanctions as a result of undertaking English language tuition

Pro-choice protest pans ‘March for Life’ bigots

Abortion Rights campaigners protested against a march by anti-choice ­bigots in central London

Reports round-up: May Day marches

May day events were held across Britain during the last week to mark International Workers’ Day. They included this one in Leeds.

Private hire drivers take on Transport for London

Private hire taxi drivers protested outside the offices of Transport for London (TfL) on Thursday of last week against what they say are discriminatory policies.

TGI Fridays workers to strike - but beware of divisions

Workers at TGI Fridays restaurants in Milton Keynes and Covent Garden are set to strike on Friday 18 May. The workers’ Unite union has said strikes will continue “over consecutive Fridays during the summer.”

Kirklees bin workers vote for strikes and college workers could be next

Results of two important ballots were due this week in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.

Wigan porters push for a strike

Hundreds of low-paid hospital workers facing the threat of outsourcing in Lancashire have voted overwhelmingly for strikes.

May and the Labour right defend the big bosses’ EU

Embattled prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans continue to unravel amid renewed Tory divisions and the European Union (EU) rulers’ bullishness.

Strikes to defend jobs, pay—and education

Strikes are planned in a number of colleges as workers fight to defend pay, jobs and conditions.

Reports round-up: Waste disposal walkout, Sam Hallam case and more

Plus strike ballot in Carlisle tyre factor, and Virgin Media sack call centre workers

March against Tory austerity—then step up the pressure for more action

Thousands of trade unionists and campaigners are due to join a march in London this Saturday for workers’ rights and against the Tories’ brutal austerity policies.

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