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Bristol police on the rampage against protesters for the second time in three days

Riot cops attacked a peaceful protest on College Green in the centre of the city

Coronavirus cases surge in schools

The number of suspected or confirmed Covid-19 cases among school children in England has more than doubled in a week, government figures show. The figure leapt from 12,000 to 28,000 in the seven days to 18 March.

Shrewsbury 24—convictions of trade unionists overturned after 50 years of injustice

The Court of Appeal has been forced to admit some particles of the truth about one of the greatest injustices ever imposed on striking workers in Britain.

Resist cynical Tory takeover of Liverpool City Council

The Tory government looked set to launch a takeover of Labour‑controlled Liverpool City Council on Wednesday of this week.

Anger towards the police continues in Cardiff

Protests in Cardiff, South Wales, continue to demand justice for Mohamud Hassan who died following contact with police.

Health unions get serious in the battle to win higher pay

There are more signs this week that health unions are serious about fighting for decent pay.

A victory at La Retraite + Escalation at Openreach

Cleaning workers at the La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ school in south London celebrated after strikes forced bosses to concede better pay and conditions.

Bus workers fight back in Manchester and London

Over 400 workers at Go North West in Greater Manchester remain on all‑out and indefinite strike.

Fight to stop victimisation at Shrewsbury Colleges + education round-up

Workers at Shrewsbury Colleges Group planned a three-day strike on Tuesday in defence of victimised NEU union rep John Boken. 

SPS Technologies + Heathrow +Communisis + Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Workers at aerospace parts firm SPS Technologies in Leicester struck on Monday over fire and rehire cuts that will cost them up to £3,000 a year.

Now Scotland assembly calls for action for independence referendum

Over 400 people joined the first online assembly of Now Scotland

Bosses and royalty cash in on Tories’ furlough scheme bonanza

Billionaire tax dodgers and other states have claimed millions of pounds from the Tories’ furlough scheme

Pepper spray, dogs, batons and horses—police were the real thugs in Bristol

The establishment has reacted with horror to the furious protest that erupted in Bristol on Sunday. Around 5,000 people joined a demonstration against the new Tory police bill that would make it much harder for people to protest.

Over 1,000 join Stand Up To Racism international rally

Over 1,000 people tuned in to Stand Up To Racism’s (SUTR) #WorldAgainstRacism online rally on Saturday.

Crunch time looms in British Gas battle

The clock is ticking for British Gas workers on strike as the threat of being fired and rehired could become reality on 31 March.

Protests and rallies mark worldwide day of action against racism

Anti-racist protests, rallies and online events were scheduled in at least 19 countries this weekend for the #WorldAgainstRacism days of action.

Anti-racists take the knee across Britain as part of international day of action

Anti-racists in towns and cities across Britain came out on Saturday to show resistance to racism.

Scottish FE strike coming after bosses reject their own offer

Extraordinary events have rocked Further Education in Scotland in the national dispute over the replacement of lecturers by instructors

Care homes used ‘do not resuscitate’ orders without residents’ consent

Some English care homes have imposed blanket “do not resuscitate” orders on residents during the pandemic—without their knowledge or consent.

‘We’ll unite to kill Tory police bill,’ vow activists from across movements

A call to unite and resist the Tories’ protest-smashing Police Bill went out from an online meeting

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