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Tories announce more attacks on trade unions

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.

Migrants and minorities aren’t ‘milking’ benefits

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.

Tory council nightmare to boost robbery by the rich

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

Bosses squeeze us for every last penny, low pay report shows

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

London mother and two children kept homeless by racist rules

A homeless London-born mother and her two children were denied help by Southwark Council, using racist immigration status rules, uncovered by Sadie Robinson

Tories' sinister clampdown will not stop terror attacks

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

Debate: Which side are EU on?

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

Cruel firms tell benefit claimants to get therapy or lose cash

Workfare contractors’ proposals to bring ‘positive thinking’ into job centres is about blaming unemployed people for their own plight, writes Dave Sewell

SNP’s latest exploits should ring alarm bells for the left

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

Tories declare plan to extend academies scam even further

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

New right to buy scheme will worsen homes crisis

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

Back the Egypt Solidarity campaign against regime’s crackdown

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

‘The Bradford fire showed up Thatcher’s contempt for us’

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

Don't let the National Gallery become a bosses' playground

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

How workers are fighting back against low pay and zero hours

Low paid workers are unable to make ends meet as bosses cut their hours and attack their conditions

Devolving the care cuts will not help to stop them

Plans to merge NHS and social care in Manchester won’t empower patients or carers but drive the market even deeper into health

Cops searched for evidence to blame fans for deadly crush, Hillsborough inquests hear

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

Barnet care workers strike back against Tory service cuts

A struggle by care workers in Barnet, north London to defend pay and a quality care service has got bosses on the ropes. It’s bad news for the council privatisers, reports Raymie Kiernan

Striking refuse lorry drivers say, 'We've just got to take a stand'

Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about their fight to defend a public service from the cuts and the local council’s plans to slash their wages

Oxfordshire child abuse was ‘living hell’ but cops just ignored victims

The right wing press say that the Oxfordshire abuse scandal is about race. But once again a report has slammed authorities’ attitudes, writes Sadie Robinson

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