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Support for Picturehouse workers grows in latest walkout

Cinema workers walked out across five Picturehouse sites in London on Monday and joined the May Day demonstration.

IPCC investigators didn’t know about shooters’ meeting, Anthony Grainger inquiry hears

The IPCC police watchdog was unaware of a meeting between Mark Duggan’s killer and the cop that shot Anthony Grainger, a public inquiry heard last week.

Campaigners hail victory after McDonald’s backs down over zero-hours contracts

Fast food chain McDonald’s has announced it will offer fixed-term contracts to workers who want them.

Children at Birmingham school to spend less time learning due to Tory funding cuts

A Birmingham school plans to slash two and a half hours’ teaching time from children each week because of Tory cuts.

Labour is right on the NHS pay cap - now get the fat cats out of the health service

Labour has pledged today, Wednesday, to scrap the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap for tens of thousands of health workers.

Rail workers rally against cuts that threaten safety

Hundreds of workers joined a protest outside Parliament in London, and strikes are coming.

Theresa May is a “bloody liar” says Sybil after Corbyn reads out her NHS question

A pensioner whose fears about going into hospital were ridiculed by Theresa May has slammed the Tory leader as a “bloody liar”.

Strong college strike in Scotland as EIS Fela members tell bosses, “Honour the deal!”

Over 4,600 lecturers across 20 further education colleges in Scotland struck today, Thursday. They have a simple message to their employers—“honour the deal” agreed 13 months ago.

Malia Bouattia losing NUS presidency is setback for left—but right haven't won

Malia Bouattia lost her campaign to be re-elected as National Union of Students (NUS) president yesterday, Wednesday.

Hundreds protest against Israeli ambassador Mark Regev at Soas

Hundreds of students and their supporters protested outside the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) yesterday evening, Thursday, as Israeli ambassador Mark Regev spoke inside.

Muslim woman who disrupted Ukip’s election launch says, ‘Take on the racists’

A Muslim woman who disrupted the racist Ukip party’s general election launch today has called on people to “protest against the racists wherever they go”.

Corbyn tells London meeting - support the many, not the super-rich

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told a meeting in east London today, Saturday, that, “The papers say one thing, but the mood on the street tells me something very different.”

Student nurse slams Theresa May’s ‘disgraceful’ food bank comments

Prime minister Theresa May is running away from questions and callously indifferent to the malign effects of her policies.

Labour’s new policy on workers’ rights tinkers but doesn’t transform

The difference between what’s on offer at the general election from the Tories and Labour was underlined last week over workers’ rights.

Mark Serwotka - let’s support Jeremy Corbyn, and build struggle too

PCS union general secretary Mark Serwotka says resistance must be increased in the run-up to 8 June - not put on hold.

Activists call protests, ‘big assemblies’ and ‘question times’ in fight to stop school cuts

The battle to stop Tory education cuts is growing.

Disgraceful Labour rebels gun for left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn, not the Tories

Never mind kicking out the Tories and ending their hated austerity policies. For some in the Labour Party, the bigger prize is ousting leader Jeremy Corbyn.

May Day marchers take to the streets across Britain to fight Tory austerity and cuts

Trade unionists took to the streets last bank holiday weekend to mark international workers’ day. Around 1,000 marched in Glasgow and over 2,000 in London.

Reports round-up - Fujitsu workers walk out over cost-cutting

Also - cleaners plan strikes, One Housing protest planned, Lambeth libraries protest and BMW strikes

Fresh strike planned over cuts at Lewisham's Forest Hill School

NUT union members at Forest Hill School were set to strike on Wednesday this week. The workers are fighting a planned £1.3 million cuts package that Labour-run Lewisham council is trying to impose.

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