The Labour Party’s general election campaign got off to a fighting start this morning, Thursday. Launching it in Westminster, central London, Jeremy Corbyn attacked the rich—and pledged that Labour would “overturn this rigged system”.
Workers at three south east London schools are on strike against cuts today, Thursday. As the Tories plan to impose drastic cuts on schools across England, the workers are at the forefront of the battle to defend education.
Scottish college lecturers have announced a series of escalating strikes to force bosses at 20 colleges to honour an equal pay deal struck over a year ago.
Workers mounted a solid picket line outside the Mini car factory in Cowley, Oxfordshire, on Thursday. It was the first in a round of coordinated walkouts by Unite union members against BMW bosses’ plans to rob up to 6,000 workers of their pensions.
The Greater Manchester Police officer who shot Anthony Grainger in March 2012, known only as Q9, had their account contradicted at an inquiry last week.
Postal workers’ union, the CWU, threatened on Thursday of last week to ballot for strikes to defend pensions.
NUT members voted overwhelmingly for ballots aimed at boycotting the hated Sats tests next year.