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Anger at outsourcer sees Tower Hamlets bin depot blockaded

There were defiant scenes outside bin depots in east London on Monday as striking workers refused to let managers, scabs and lorries move.

Court challenge to Universal Credit childcare cost rules to go ahead

A woman has been given the go-ahead to take the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to court over Universal Credit (UC) rules.

Tory budget will double down on horror for ordinary people

New chancellor Rishi Sunak may promise the end of austerity, but the cabinet isn’t interested in reversing a decade of cuts, benefit freezes and privatisation, argues?Sophie Squire

Tories fail to take action we need on coronavirus

As the number of coronavirus cases rises in Britain, Socialist Worker looks at what needs to be done to contain it

Greta Thunberg says new laws won’t tackle climate crisis

Greta Thunberg has blasted the latest plan by the European Union (EU) commission to tackle carbon emissions as “empty words”.

Protests and meetings build 21 March anti-racist demonstrations

People marched against deportations, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged people to take to the streets to “show our opposition to the rise of racism”

No retreat as university strikers keep up the fight on all fronts

UCU union strikers report new faces on picket lines and strong support from students. But some union leaders are prepared to settle for well short of what workers deserve.

New protests planned over vicious Tory deportation regime

Campaigners have been boosted by the release—at least temporarily—of one person who had been readied for deportation.

Shrewsbury 24 appeal decision shows ‘you have to keep fighting’—Ricky Tomlinson

Ricky Tomlinson, is probably best known as Jim 'My arse' Royle in the hugely popular Royle Family television comedy. He is a socialist who was jailed on trumped-up charges for his role in a strike in 1972. This week, as the cases were sent back to the Court of Appeal, Ricky spoke to Socialist Worker

University bosses admit damage caused by casual contracts

A key demand of university strikers is wholly correct admit employers

‘Bring in all the refugees —give them asylum now’

As European border forces prepare to beat back thousands of refugees, the call needs to go out to let them in.

Don’t let bosses boot out leading PCS union rep Paul Williams

The PCS union has launched a campaign against the victimisation of leading rep Paul Williams.

Transport round up: South Western Railway strikes are coming down the line

Bosses at the South Western Railway (SWR) are braced for another round of strikes as workers battle to protect their jobs and passenger safety.

Striking trinity of east London schools take on academisation

Workers at St Michael’s, St Bonaventure’s and St Bede’s schools in east London struck over academisation last week.

Detainee died ‘in plain sight’

A man died from dehydration, malnutrition and hypothermia “in plain sight” in a detention centre, an inquest has found.

Reports round up: UEL university cleaners fight for dignity at work

UEL cleaners fight for dignity at work

‘We are not with you’, Wigan charity strikers tell the bosses

Privatised health workers in Wigan and Leigh have launched a fresh round of strikes in their long-running fight for NHS rates of pay.

Post workers begin ballot in vital battle

Royal Mail postal workers began their second national strike ballot in recent months on Tuesday in a momentous battle over jobs, conditions—and the future of the industry.

Climate round-up: Activists follow school strike with forum to prepare for more action

Around 140 climate activists gathered to debate how to take the fight for ecological justice forward in Bristol on Saturday.

Labour left issue a call for movement outside of party

“No going back” is the new rallying cry for the left in the Labour Party.

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