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Students and workers demand action over coronavirus at universities

In Manchester students gathered and then walked down the road, holding flares and blocking traffic.

Facebook workers speak out - ‘Bosses are taking advantage of Covid-19 to attack us’

Cleaning workers at Facebook’s head office in London have told Socialist Worker that bosses are “taking advantage of the pandemic to cut jobs and workers’ hours”.

Workers are stepping up the fight for safety at universities

Higher education workers are organising to defend safety and jobs as coronavirus tears through universities  

University virus chaos shows why we need resistance - join the day of action

Students and workers are preparing for a day of action on Friday as cases of Covid-19 continue to soar in universities across Britain.

Post bosses at Royal Mail site delayed deep clean after Covid-19 case due to money row

Postal workers’ demands for safety were ignored at a major Royal Mail workplace where more than 20 people have caught coronavirus.

Child poverty soars across Britain under the Tories

Anna Feuchtwang from End Child Poverty said Boris Johnson should stop “resorting to his own inaccurate statistics” and admit the true scale of child poverty

Three-tier lockdown system is not enough to contain coronavirus

Boris Johnson announced a new three-tier lockdown system for England on Monday in his latest attempt to control the virus.

Cleaners in revolt over cuts and low pay

Workers in the UVW union at a Service to the Aged (Sage) care home in north London are balloting for strikes.

South Coast resistance to Aquind cable project

Hundreds of people in Portsmouth and the surrounding area joined protests last Saturday over the Aquind cable project.

Protesters confront the hostile environment

Migrants’ rights groups protested against Britain’s brutal immigration system last weekend as they marked the ten year anniversary of Jimmy Mubenga’s death.

Abuse inquiry won’t hear from the victims

Child sex abuse victims of Greville Janner have been barred from giving live evidence to the public inquiry into the former Labour MP.

No to Royal Mail shared vans scheme

Royal Mail workers are in revolt over a management decision to bring back shared delivery vans. The CWU union described the move as “reckless”.

Fighting Serco on the Caledonian Sleeper and over Birmingham jobs

Workers on the Caledonian Sleeper overnight train service staged a solid 48-hour strike from Sunday, to demand bosses take health and safety seriously.

Anti-racist conference ready to take on Tory scapegoating

Activists are gearing up for the Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) international conference scheduled for this weekend.

Battle on for safety after London bus driver’s death

London bus workers were furious last week as driver Kofi Opoku died from Covid-19.

Inappropriate police restraint contributed to the death of Kevin Clarke

Two years before George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, Kevin Clarke—a 35 year old black man—died after contact with police in Catford, south London.

Activists call national day of action to protect jobs and safety in universities

Students and university workers have called a day of action for Friday 16 October to defend jobs and safety. It comes as Covid-19 continues to spread rapidly in university accommodation across the country.

Anger – and protests – over Cineworld job losses

Cineworld workers are “numb and angry” after they woke up to headlines that the cinema chain was closing.

Jobs bloodbath grows as Edinburgh Woollen Mill threatens 24,000 cuts

The jobs slaughter is gathering pace.

People really don’t trust the government, says attitudes survey

The latest British Social Attitudes survey has found “record lows” in the level of trust and confidence in the government.

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