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Staff could strike over coronavirus safety at Swansea DVLA

Workers at a dangerously overcrowded government workplace in Swansea have said they are ready to strike over safety.

Labour pushes for a return to schools

Boris Johnson has said that schools in England could fully reopen from 8 March. But Johnson said this would depend “on lots of things going right”.

The Scottish budget and the independence struggle

The need for radical change in Scotland was highlighted by the Scottish government’s budget plans set out last Thursday.

Wilko sick pay cuts scandal + Universal Credit protests + Cleaners fight + Hospitals pay battle + Hackney education strikes

High street giant Wilko is disgracefully planning to cut sick pay for tens of thousands of its workers.

Bus battle at Go North West + Strikes win a new deal at British Airways cargo + Scunthorpe scaffolders

Workers’ action has taken fire and rehire off the table at British Airways cargo.

New strikes over jobs set for Brighton university

A five-day strike is set to hit Brighton university from Monday of next week.

GameStop—war on Wall Street or more capitalist profiteering?

Fat cats lost out after Reddit users bought up shares in a failing firm, but gambling on the stock market offers nothing to ordinary people, say Isabel Ringrose and Simon Basketter

DHL strikers won’t give up on pay fight

Unite union members were set to walk out from Tuesday this week and continue the action until Tuesday next week.

Tories lock refugees in a coronavirus ‘breeding ground’

Asylum seekers held at an ex-army camp in Kent have protested against the appalling conditions they’ve been kept in during the Covid-19 pandemic

Anti-racists celebrate after Stansted 15 court victory

Melanie Strickland, one of the Stansted 15, told Socialist Worker, 'It feels great to win. It’s been nearly four years since the action, I thought it would never end.'

Solidarity needed as leading Palestinian activist faces jail

Issa Amro spoke to Socialist Worker about what his case reveals about Israel’s military occupation in the West Bank

British Gas workers strike for a ninth day

British Gas workers took to picket lines and organised protests on their ninth day of strikes on Friday.

Prison death figures reveal terrible toll of Tories’ ‘law and order’ rhetoric

Six prisoners are dying a week in English and Welsh prisons—nearly one a day.

British Gas workers return to strikes to beat back bosses’ assault

The new contract means an hourly rate 15 percent lower than agreed rates

Anti-racists slam new Tory block on child refugees coming to Britain

The Tory government has slammed the door shut on unaccompanied child refugees trying to make it to safety in Britain.

Activists battle eviction of anti-HS2 protest camp

Environmental activists on Wednesday were defying police attempts to remove them in central London

Tory vaccine rollout fails black and Asian people despite higher risk of death

Black and Asian people have died from coronavirus in disproportionate numbers because of disastrous Tory policies and systematic racism. And now it’s emerged that NHS England hadn’t even been counting how many had have been vaccinated. 

Budget cuts and Tory failures are to blame for new floods misery

Floods have caused misery across many parts of Britain as hundreds of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed.

‘Years of cuts hinder the roll out,’ says NHS vaccine worker

Years of NHS cuts and Tory mismanagement of the ­pandemic are slowing down efforts to ­vaccinate people in one of the areas hardest hit by Covid-19.

University jobs battles + NEU victimisations fight + Heathrow resistance + New Sage action + Defend libraries + Manchester buses + Stobart crisp crunch coming

More college and university workers are moving towards fights to stop job cuts. 

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