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‘Pride is not for profit,’ say Merseyside marchers

Pay battles on the Manchester trams + transport round-up

Over 300 drivers and supervisors on the Greater Manchester Metrolink tram network were set to strike this weekend over pay.

A ‘just transition’ to climate jobs is essential

A “just transition” for ­workers is a phrase that was initially coined by trade unions and taken up by environmental activists and NGOs alike.

Boris Johnson’s reshuffle promotes his fans and ‘culture war’ warriors

The reshuffle tells us something about where the Tories are going.

Attica riot 1971—‘We aren’t beasts, we won’t be beaten’

Fifty years ago prisoners in a US jail exploded in revolt. Sam Ord looks at the resistance—and the state’s revenge

Tory Priti Patel gets the ‘decisive’ police action against climate activists she ordered

Cops arrested almost 50 people on Friday on suspicion of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance.

NHS workers reject pay award—now it’s time for strikes

Over 90 percent of nurses in the RCN union have said no to the government’s insulting 3 percent offer.

Surge in inflation shows unions must lead fight over pay

Workers’ living standards have taken another hammering after inflation rose at its fastest recorded rate last month.

Pandemic was ‘golden ticket’ for cops to harass black people

Black people were more likely to be stopped by cops, threatened or subject to police violence and falsely accused of rule-breaking and wrong-doing during the pandemic.

Keir Starmer’s speech woos union leaders but offers too little to workers

Labour leader Keir Starmer promised very little for workers and rank and file trade unionists when he spoke to the TUC union congress on Tuesday.

TUC union conference—we need a fightback

The TUC union federation congress this week heard plenty of denunciations of the government, but very little sign of a serious fightback.

High costs force low paid parents to cut back on food to afford childcare

A survey of more than 20,000 working parents has concluded that the government’s childcare policies are grossly inadequate.

Build on the anger after Tory plans for care fall apart

A few days after parliament overwhelmingly passed the first round of the government’s social care bill, Tory MPs are already having jitters.

Government to throw away Covid protections

Boris Johnson was expected this week to throw away virtually any protection against Covid-19.

We won’t give in to the bullies,’ say school strikers

Workers in schools are standing up against victimisation, reports Sam Ord

​​​​​​​Bigots’ plan puts refugee lives in peril

France has warned the Tories not to do anything that breaches international law to avoid a “serious loss” of confidence and cooperation.

Round-up: Serco Sandwell, Weetabix, G4S, Alpha, Skanska victimisation, and more

 Disputes involving members of the GMB, Unite, IWGB and UCU unions

Two more years for Met’s top rotten cop

Dame Cressida Dick’s ­contract to lead the Metropolitan Police is to be extended for another two years, home secretary Priti Patel, confirmed last week.

Make the most of lorry driver shortage to win big on pay

Around 40 drivers working at Booker Retail Partners at its Thamesmead site in south east London have voted unanimously for strikes.

Back on the streets of Stirling for Scottish independence

Over 1,000 people joined a march for Scottish independence last Saturday in Stirling.

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