China’s rulers’ attempts to maintain growth have created a mountain of debt and empty buildings
John Burgess, standing for leader of the public sector union Unison, spoke to Raymie Kiernan about how the vote could galvanise resistance to the Tories
Tube workers have fought back against the Tories’ agenda. The two 24-hour shutdowns in July and August showed the power unions have to resist.
Tories announced plans on Thursday of last week to scrap the automatic union subscription deduction “check-off” for 3.8 million public sector workers | New research shows how the Tory anti-union laws in the Trade Union Bill could stop workers’ exercising their right to strike.
People from ethnic minorities are actually disproportionately affected by the attacks in George Osborne’s July budget, according to a new report from the Runnymede Trust.
Selling off services means misery for ordinary people and more wealth for the rich—now the privateers are using cuts to grab more, writes Raymie Kiernan
Unpaid overtime, zero hours, no time to eat or for breaks at work— Nick Clark looks at a new report exposing what the Tory claims of economic recovery mean for low paid workers
A homeless London-born mother and her two children were denied help by Southwark Council, using racist immigration status rules, uncovered by Sadie Robinson
Politicians and newspapers are whipping up Islamophobia—and continuing a process that was ramped up a decade ago after the 7/7 London bombings in 2005, argues Simon Basketter
Socialist Worker has argued for a vote against staying in the European Union in the coming referendum, but not everyone agrees. Readers give their views on how the left should vote
Workfare contractors’ proposals to bring ‘positive thinking’ into job centres is about blaming unemployed people for their own plight, writes Dave Sewell
Many have understandably looked to the Scottish National Party as an alternative to Tory austerity. But as Raymie Kiernan shows, its leaders are cosying up to bosses and making cuts
The government’s new education bill will strip power from schools, hand over public funds to businesses and make bodies even less accountable for their actions, writes Sadie Robinson
The housing crisis in Britain is causing misery for millions—and it is about to get even worse as the Tories plan more sell offs, writes Annette Mackin
As Egypt’s military regime condemns more than 100 political opponents to death and it ramps up repression, we need an international response, reports Judith Orr
On the 30th anniversary of the 1985 fire at the Valley Parade stadium a damning new book from one of the survivors has fuelled calls for a fresh investigation into the disaster, reports Annette Mackin
The National Gallery provides free access to art for all. But its millionaire trustees want to privatise staff and cater to the rich—and workers are fighting back, writes Annette Mackin
Low paid workers are unable to make ends meet as bosses cut their hours and attack their conditions
Plans to merge NHS and social care in Manchester won’t empower patients or carers but drive the market even deeper into health
The Hillsborough inquests heard former top cop Peter Hayes agree that cops tried to gather evidence against fans—but he denies being involved in lying, reports Sadie Robinson