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Reports round-up: Oxford drivers walk out


Social work staff in Kirklees Council children’s services held a one-hour walkout last Thursday.

EHRC must escalate fight


Workers at the Equality and Human Rights Commission are determined to keep fighting after seven of them were sacked by email while on strike last month.

‘We need a campaign to defend education’


Parents, teachers and other campaigners joined a public meeting over school funding cuts in Hammersmith, west London, on Tuesday of last week. The meeting was backed by the local council.

College lecturers threaten more strikes in Scotland


Lecturing staff across Scotland’s further education colleges voted resoundingly last week for industrial action. They want to force employers to honour the deal they struck almost a year ago over pay and conditions.

Strong results show mood for a left turn


UCU Left candidate Jo McNeill won an impressive 41 percent vote in the union’s general secretary election. Incumbent Sally Hunt won with 59 percent.

Tories launch school attack


The Tories are throwing another £320 million at expensive free schools in England —and could fund new grammar schools too.

Failing campaign in data buying scandal


The Unite union leadership has accused Gerard Coyne of donating union funds in exchange for Labour Party membership data to help his leadership campaign

Lift the pay cap, says PCS


The PCS union is set to launch a national campaign over low pay with a day of protest on 31 March.

Public inquiry into shooting


The tactical adviser to the police operation that resulted in Anthony Grainger’s fatal shooting said it was not his role to “check the accuracy of the intelligence”.

Strikers defend suspended rep as college bosses ram through jobs attack


Workers braved stormy picket lines at the College of North West London (CNWL) today, Thursday, as they struck to defend their union rep.

The truth about the '£1 million of taxpayers' money to an Isis fighter'


The scandal is not that Jamal al-Harith may have received some money. The scandal is Guantanamo and the much wider crimes of invasion, occupation, torture, imprisonment and murder.

After Stoke and Copeland by-elections, how can Labour move forward?


It is very welcome that Labour defeated Ukip in last night's Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election. But the defeat in Copeland is a severe setback.

DHL strikes stick a spanner in Philip Green's profit machine


Warehouse workers in Solihull and Leeds struck back against disgraced tycoon Sir Philip Green today, Friday.

Cinema workers strike ahead of Oscars


As the rich prepare to dish out gongs to those at the top of the film industry—cinema workers struck to get decent pay for those at the bottom.

Two big marches take on the fracking bosses


Hundreds of people rallied against fracking giant Cuadrilla near its Preston New Road site in Lancashire last Saturday.

Right wing has itself to blame for a Labour loss in Copeland


The right wing of the Labour Party has stepped up its attacks on leader Jeremy Corbyn and the left after the party’s defeat in the Copeland by-election last week.

Corbyn must fight against the Labour right, not placate them


There have been a series of veiled threats to Corbyn’s leadership. Corbyn’s only hope lies in breaking from his foes—not placating them

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell spoke to Socialist Worker on the recent by-election results


As the Labour right gear up to attack Corbyn again, John McDonnell talks about Copeland and Stoke, and the way forward for Labour

Racist liar Paul Nuttall is humiliated in Ukip defeat in Stoke


Paul Nuttall leader of Ukip was defeated in the Stoke by-election after a series of scandals over lies about his residence and Hillsborough

Nationwide strike for Fujitsu workers


Workers at IT services firm Fujitsu struck for 24 hours this Tuesday with pickets in London, Manchester, Crewe, Wakefield, Stevenage, Bracknell and Belfast.

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