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Fujitsu strikers refuse to give in to IT bosses

Workers at IT services firm Fujitsu struck on Thursday and Friday of last week in a continuing dispute over a raft of cutbacks.

Theresa May can't hide from questions and protests

Theresa May is finding it increasingly hard to hide away from voters as the general election campaign intensifies. This evening, Tuesday, she arrived at BBC headquarters in London to appear on the One Show.

Solid walkout in Scotland as EIS Fela members step up their fight

College lecturers in Scotland walked out again today, Tuesday, for their third national strike in a fortnight. It was another demonstration that workers are prepared to take the bosses on.

Forest Hill School teachers strike for seventh time to stop school cuts

Teachers at Forest Hill School struck for the seventh time today, Wednesday, in a battle to stop savage cuts.

Scottish college strikers turn up the heat on the SNP over pay and cuts

The Scottish National Party (SNP) will be feeling the heat today, Wednesday, from a strike of over 4,600 EIS Fela union college lecturers. The workers' second walkout in seven days across 20 further education (FE) colleges across Scotland comes the day before every council is up for re-election.

Tory plot to attack pensions will put more older people at risk

Tory strategists are deciding whether they will gamble on a new way to attack pensioners and future pensioners.

Tory election gains are a serious warning to Labour and the left

The local election results are an urgent warning of what could happen at the general election. They mean the left has to redouble its campaigns against the Tories and for a win for Labour led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Don’t be fooled by the Green Party liberals

For many years the Greens—or at least some of them—seemed to be to the left of Labour.

Glasgow voters say Labour needs to represent workers - and not make cuts

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has emerged as the largest party in the four major cities in Scotland following today's council elections. The Tories also made considerable gains, mainly at Labour's expense.

Birmingham activists say keep racism out of the general election campaign

Over 130 people joined Stand Up To Racism's West Midlands regional summit in Birmingham today, Saturday.

Sunday Times Rich List shows the money’s there for jobs and services

The Sunday Times Rich List, published yesterday, shows the immense wealth that could be used for public services and workers’ wages in a decent society. It also shows how capitalism sucks wealth to a tiny elite.

Cops come under fire after alleged assault during High Wycombe stop and search

A police stop and search of a vehicle in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire has led to several officers facing allegations of assault and threatening behaviour.

Activists say, we’re going to teach the Tories a lesson over school funding cuts

The Tories are in crisis over their planned education cuts. The first copy of the Evening Standard newspaper edited by former chancellor George Osborne last week ran a front page on the crisis.

Tories gain in Scottish elections, but not enough to beat the dominant SNP

The Tories came second in last week’s Scottish local council elections and proclaimed themselves the sole winners.

Lecturers win after unofficial action

A group of teaching staff at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) have scored a significant victory after taking unofficial action.

Brighton - why escalating action works

UCU union members at the University of Brighton have fought off an attempt by their management to effectively derecognise their union.

Build the Unite union's left base after election

The Unite union’s recent general secretary election—in which incumbent Len McCluskey only narrowly beat a right wing challenge—revealed problems in the union.

Lincolnshire bikers take to the roads to protest against A&E closure

Dozens of bikers took to the roads of Lincolnshire to highlight the danger of closing local hospitals last Sunday. It was organised by the Fighting 4 Life Lincolnshire NHS campaign.

Reports round-up: London Bridge 3 dispute to spread across Tube

Also: Bectu conference | DHL pay victory | EHRC cuts strike dates | Scottish councils pay ballot | Abortion demo in Birmingham | March remembers mining disaster in Barnsley

Regional summits aim to kick racism out of the general election campaign

The Tories and right wing press want their racist, nationalist vision for Brexit to dominate the general election campaign.

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