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Fight for democracy rages on in UCU university workers union

A recall congress of the UCU union will go ahead—and will debate motions critical of general secretary Sally Hunt.

News in brief—Activists stop Grenfell firm

Children are left dirty because of poverty, according to a survey.

Hypocrites vote for the expansion of Heathrow

Activists and residents have vowed to fight on against the catastrophic runway plans, writes Sarah Bates

Teachers’ strike to stop academy scam in Greenwich

NEU union members at the John Roan secondary school in Greenwich, south east London, took their second of seven planned days of strikes on Tuesday.

Back this crucial strike to stop NHS privatisation

As tens of thousands of people from across Britain prepare to come to London this weekend and demonstrate for the NHS, health workers are readying themselves for more strikes.

New battle by care workers in Bath and Somerset against pay attack

Some 120 care workers are striking against plans to wipe up to £1,200 from their pay packets

Workers shut down East Dunbartonshire council services over attacks on conditions

A four-day strike has brought huge sections of East Dunbartonshire council to a standstill

Education round up: Langdon Park teachers discuss new offer ahead of strike

Teachers and support workers at Langdon Park School in Tower Hamlets, east London, were considering a new offer from management as Socialist Worker went to press.

Reports round-up: No welcome for the Ineos fracking plan in Derbyshire

Over 100 anti-fracking campaigners from North Derbyshire and beyond gathered outside Chesterfield Assembly Rooms last week.

PCS members say, ‘Let’s get a huge strike vote over pay in the civil service’

Civil service workers were set mount payday ­protests on Friday as part of a national day of action.

2,500 racists march through London in a display of far right unity

Around 2,500 racists marched through central London on Saturday in another sign of the growing confidence of the British far right on the streets.

Beat Positive

In 1987, while British pop music was dominated by the coma-inducing sounds of Rick Astley and Shakin’ Stevens, hip hop was getting busy planning global domination.

After protests, Trump retreats, but bitter attacks on migrants continue

Trump says he has ended the policy of separating children and parents at the US-Mexico border, but children may still be detained indefinitely with their parents

Unison union conference sees revolt against leadership

The Unison union national conference erupted in chanting and cries of “democracy” on Wednesday after union leaders attempted to quash revolt over a controversial motion.

Anger after Rashan Charles inquest verdict

An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles has delivered a verdict of “accidental death” in an inquest that Rashan’s family have branded a farce.

Labour and union leaders say, ‘Protest against the Nazis’

Labour shadow ministers Diane Abbott and John McDonnell are calling on people to take to the streets against supporters of jailed Nazi Tommy Robinson.

John McDonnell pledges council housing - but Labour is divided

The Labour Party can’t agree on housing policy just as the Grenfell Tower fire has highlighted the urgent need to address the crisis.

Biggest strike of year could be on the cards in the civil service

PCS union members are fighting hard to secure a big Yes vote in the run up to the ballot closing on 23 July

University workers push for struggle at special union conference

UCU union members were set to attend a special higher education sector conference in Manchester on Thursday.

Rashan Charles struggled to breathe after being restrained, inquest hears

An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles last week heard from witnesses to his restraint by a police officer.

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