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Hundreds of Wigan health workers plan to escalate strikes against outsourcing

Hundreds of health workers resisting the threat of outsourcing in Wigan borough plan to launch a five-day strike from Thursday of next week.

Reports round up: 200 march to demand Orgreave inquiry

Baggage handlers and ground crew at London Gatwick Airport have scored a pay victory following their strike in March.

SNP walkout reflects mood for Scottish independence

By walking out of parliament during the Brexit debates at Westminster last week Scottish National Party (SNP) MPs forced themselves to the top of news bulletins in Scotland.

Unison conference cheers the workers who are fighting back

Over 800 delegates attended the Unison union’s local government conference in Brighton on Sunday and Monday.

Tory rebels push May toward a Brexit crisis

Theresa May was due to face a crucial test over Brexit in parliament this week, and possibly to suffer a damaging defeat.

War novel set in alternate reality is a bewitching read

Part fantasy, part war novel, Witchmark is set in an alternative early 20th century and makes for interesting reading.

May’s ‘Brexit dividend’ NHS funding plan backfires and creates chaos in the Tories

Theresa May’s pledge to boost NHS funding through a £20 billion “Brexit dividend” backfired spectacularly on Monday.

After landmark court case - Universal Credit is cruel and useless

The Tory rollout of Universal Credit (UC) unlawfully discriminates against disabled people, the High Court ruled last week.

European rulers plot new clampdown on refugees after Aquarius docks in Spain

Hundreds of refugees arrived in Spain on Sunday after more than a week stranded in the Mediterranean Sea.

Firefighters join angry march to demand justice for Grenfell

Some 2,000 people marched from Downing Street to the Home Office on Saturday to demand justice for those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Wigan health striker says, ‘Join protest to keep the NHS public’ as five-day strike looms

A march in London on 30 June can help take on the Tories’ plans to push outsourcing and privatisation in the NHS ahead of the service’s 70th birthday, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Sorrow and anger on the streets of North Kensington one year on from Grenfell

The mood was sombre in North Kensington on Thursday as people remembered those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Far right humiliated in Lewisham as anti-racists wreck Anne Marie Waters event

Far right Islamophobe Anne Marie Waters and her supporters were humiliated in Lewisham, south east London, on Tuesday evening.

Housing workers strike in their fight for fair pay and feel stronger for it

Workers at Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) began the second week of their two- week strike on Monday.

Care workers won’t shift under bosses’ pressure

Workers at seven care homes in Bath and North East Somerset struck over pay on Wednesday of last week.

Reports round-up

Parents and teachers at Springfield School in Birmingham stood together on the picket line last Thursday against plans to make overworked teachers take on even more work.

Bedside robots are no replacement for NHS funding and human workforce

Seventy years since it was founded, the NHS is in crisis.

Trump’s G7 antics reflect tensions in the ruling class

US president Donald Trump caused a stink at the G7 summit of world rulers last weekend. He then aired the ruling classes’ dirty laundry on Twitter.

Stop Trump's migrant raids

Every week brings another reason to take to the streets against Donald Trump when he comes to Britain on 13 July.

Birmingham home carers could return to picket lines

Home Care workers in Birmingham could launch a fresh wave of strikes in their fight to halt the imposition of harsh new shift patterns.

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