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Round-up: Serco Sandwell, Weetabix, G4S, Alpha, Skanska victimisation, and more

 Disputes involving members of the GMB, Unite, IWGB and UCU unions

Two more years for Met’s top rotten cop

Dame Cressida Dick’s ­contract to lead the Metropolitan Police is to be extended for another two years, home secretary Priti Patel, confirmed last week.

Make the most of lorry driver shortage to win big on pay

Around 40 drivers working at Booker Retail Partners at its Thamesmead site in south east London have voted unanimously for strikes.

Back on the streets of Stirling for Scottish independence

Over 1,000 people joined a march for Scottish independence last Saturday in Stirling.

Unite all the fights to win at ScotRail

ScotRail workers in the RMT union are continuing their strikes despite attacks from bosses and the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Thousands say no to arms fairs in Liverpool and London

Anger against the 'jamborees of death' confronts the weapons merchants

Solidarity with the revolutionaries in Syria

Socialists in Syria are warning that the regime of the ruler Bashar al-Assad is trying to crush the last centres of revolutionary resistance.

Hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk as Tories prepare to end furlough

The lives of around a million people are set to be thrown into chaos when the Tories close the furlough scheme at the end of the month.

Activists take on merchants of death at east London’s DSEI arms fair

Anti-war activists are staging protests and direct action outside a major arms fair in Newham, east London.

Rents soar outside London as profits come first

Private rents outside London are rising at their fastest rate for 13 years.

Tory MPs want border guards to ‘drop refugees on a French beach’ if they make it to Britain

British border guards could gain the power to stop, board and instantly send back refugee boats in the English Channel.

Care staff shortages follow from low pay

Few things better illustrate the broken social care system in England than the 170,000 staff vacancies expected by the end of the year.

Anti-racists outnumber fascists in Croydon protests

Trade unionists and anti-fascists rallied in south London to say ‘Afghan refugees are welcome’ and to oppose racism, reports Michael Holland

Universal credit cuts mean it’s ‘heat or eat’

The Tories are pressing ahead with a £20 a week cut to Universal Credit. Two claimants told Socialist Worker how it will hit them

After Sharon Graham win, Unite activists want change

Now that Sharon Graham has taken over as general secretary of the Unite union, activists are discussing how to implement promises that were made during the election campaign.

Solidarity rally supports Paul Holmes + NHS pay battle taken to Sajid Javid

Around 100 people joined a solidarity rally for victimised union rep Paul Holmes on Monday as his disciplinary hearing began.

Scottish council workers closer to a strike

Scottish GMB union members in local government have moved closer to industrial action.

Tell the SNP it’s right to strike during Cop26

The Scottish National Party (SNP), which is sometimes thought to be a “radical” alternative, is telling rail workers not to strike.

Tories announce social care plan that is class war on workers

The Tories have unveiled a scheme that they say will deal with the social care crisis. It is a piece of class warfare favouring the rich and making workers pay.

Hundreds on XR march demand an end to climate destruction

 'We’ve been explicit about the need to rebel against the system, and that it is an emergency,' said one protester

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