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Right wing government in Spanish state could be on brink of collapse

Right wing government in Spanish state could be on brink of collapse The right wing government of prime minister Mariano Rajoy in the Spanish state could be on the verge of collapse.

The war on sugar lets food firms off the hook

The war on sugar lets food firms off the hook It looks like the food industry is winning the first battle in the war over sugar in food. 

PCS set to announce dates of national strike ballot

PCS set to announce dates of national strike ballot Workers in government departments have suffered a pay freeze or 1 percent increases—well below inflation—for some eight years.

Pay cuts and precarious contracts fuel college strikes

Westminster Kingsway UCU strike 240518 One picket said simply, “I’ve worked here on a zero hours contract for ten years.”

McDonnell backs PCS strikes, but no guarantees from MPs over reversing cuts

McDonnell backs PCS strikes, but no guarantees from MPs over reversing cuts Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has promised that Labour will “stand on every picket line we possibly can” if civil service workers strike over pay.

Wigan NHS workers strike back against the outsourcers

Wigan NHS workers strike back against the outsourcers Hundreds of the lowest-paid hospital workers took to the picket lines across Wigan on Wednesday. It marked the first day of a 48-hour strike by Unison and Unite union members against outsourcing.

PCS union backs strike vote over pay


Civil service workers will be balloted for action, and it could mean 150,000 workers walk out.

Village School to strike on Wednesday


 

A victory on Kirklees bins


Unison union members working for Kirklees council’s refuse collection service appear to have won a significant victory in their long battle against alleged management bullying and racism.

Union must fight for BT jobs


Prospect union reps at BT met last week to discuss their response to major job cuts.

Reports round up: Hackney traffic wardens / Hundreds at With Banners Held High / Magna Exteriors / Protest as Tories ignore racist ‘joke’


Hundreds of people joined the With Banners Held High festival last Sunday in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Those taking part included Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady and Jon Trickett MP.

Bosses’ care home selloffs cause crisis for older people


One of Britain’s biggest providers of care homes is up for sale—exposing the problems with privatisation, says Sarah Bates

Union wins recognition at Coventry University


The UCU union has achieved a union recognition agreement with Coventry University Group (CUG) following a protest.

Stopping academisation can’t be left to one school


The NEU union has called off a planned three-day strike at Acton High school in Ealing, west London.

Coordinated air strikes can ground the bosses’ attacks at London Luton Airport


Workers at London Luton airport are preparing to deliver a devastating blow to bosses in their fight against poverty pay and poor conditions.

Buoyant walkout to stop cuts to jobs and courses


Another huge, lively and determined picket line assembled at the main entrance of Hull College on Thursday of last week.

More colleges join fightback over pay


Workers at two London colleges struck on Tuesday as part of a rolling programme of walkouts over pay.

New fixed-odds betting limit - a crackdown on the bosses that bet on misery?


Gambling bosses are furious at new restrictions aimed at tackling the “crack cocaine” of gambling machines.

Donald Trump will be hounded when he visits Britain in July - join the protests


With only 50 days to go until the bigot-in-chief arrives, we must plan protests, writes Alistair Farrow

Strike against the Wigan healthcare selloff


The fight to stop outsourcing in Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh (WWL) NHS Trust is gaining momentum.

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