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Nurses demand end to pay cap in protest outside parliament

Chants of “scrap the cap” rang out outside parliament as Theresa May faced her first prime minister’s question time after the summer break.

Newcastle abuse ‘not because of race’ says judge

A group of men that abused girls and young women in Newcastle did not target victims because of their race, a judge has said.

Thousands set to join Bristol Labour mayor Rees in a protest to say ‘fund our city!’

Thousands of people were set to march against austerity in Bristol this Saturday

Tories try to hide report into deaths in custody

The government is delaying the publication of a Home Office report into deaths in police custody that criticises the cops.

‘Scrap the pay cap,’ demand nurses ahead of an RCN rally at parliament in London

Nurses and their supporters were set to hold a #ScraptheCap protest in London’s Parliament Square this Wednesday.

McDonald’s workers cheer successful first strike

McDonald’s workers launched their first ever strike at the multinational in Britain on Monday.

An anti-austerity message is key for the Scottish Labour Party’s new leader

The resignation of Kezia Dugdale as Scottish Labour leader is a chance for a shift to the left, writes Nick Clark

Take action when the Football Lads Alliance marches in London

Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) will take a message of unity and opposition to racism and Islamophobia onto the streets of London on Saturday 7 October.

Reports round-up: Protest against ward closure in Mansfield

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Ukip is cruising nowhere fast as youth conference cancelled

The threat of an anti-racist protest has forced hard right party Ukip to scrap a planned conference of its youth wing in Sheffield.

Nazis not welcome as EDL flops in Keighley

More than 150 anti-fascists, trade unionists and residents joined a protest against the English Defence League (EDL) in Keighley, West Yorkshire, on Saturday of last week.

Pay insult makes women strikers more determined at Fawley oil refinery

Canteen workers employed by Baxterstorey at the Fawley oil refinery in Hampshire were on the picket line again on Tuesday and Friday last week and Monday this week.

Postal workers ‘going to war’ for pensions

Postal workers were set to ballot for national strikes as Socialist Worker went to press. They are gearing up for a battle to defend their pensions, pay and conditions.

Civil service workers fight pay cap and jobcentre closures

Civil service workers at government offices across Britain took action last Friday—pay day—to demand an end to the public sector pay cap.

Three strikes show coordinated power on railways

Workers on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail trains have struck in coordinated action against plans to remove guards from trains.

‘We can win,’ say McDonald’s strikers at rally outside parliament

Chants of “I believe that we can win” rang out as McDonald’s strikers and their supporters rallied in front of parliament

Workers take to the picket lines for first ever McDonald's strike in Britain

McDonald’s workers have launched the first-ever strike at the multinational in Britain

Protest targets McDonald's headquarters ahead of first strike

Some 200 people joined the protest ahead of the first-ever strike by workers at the multinational fast food giant in Britain

Bin workers strike again in Birmingham after council betrayal

Birmingham bin workers returned to the picket line at short notice this morning, Friday, after the council reneged on a deal

Hundreds strong protest challenges fracking bosses in Kirby Misperton

Hundreds of protestors gathered outside Kirby Misperton Village Hall yesterday, Thursday, to show their opposition fracking firm Third Energy.

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