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Tories retreat on NHS charge

Tories retreat on NHS charge Anti-racists vowed to step up the fight against NHS charges for migrants after Tory prime minister Boris Johnson was forced into a humiliating U-turn.

Angry cavalcades reject Tory return to work

Angry cavalcades reject Tory return to work The feeling of solidarity with NHS workers, and revulsion at an unsafe return to work and schools, was shown by cavalcades and other events across Britain on Thursday

Tory ‘test, track and trace’ plan is in tatters before it’s begun

Tory ‘test, track and trace’ plan is in tatters before it’s begun After months of failures, Boris Johnson claims he has a new contact tracing strategy. But as Sarah Bates reports, the scheme is already in trouble

Defend migrants against racist Tory bill

Defend migrants against racist Tory bill The vote for the racist Immigration Bill underlines the need for a movement that defends all migrants. MPs supported the Tories’ proposed legislation by 351 to 252 votes on Monday night.

Protests over coronavirus safety rattle the Tories - we need more of them

Protests over coronavirus safety rattle the Tories - we need more of them The mood against the Tories is beginning to be seen more strongly on the streets. A number of cavalcades, stunts and socially-distanced protests took place on Thursday.

Boris Johnson speech clears way for dangerous return to work

Boris Johnson speech clears way for dangerous return to work Boris Johnson has opened the door to herd people back to work before it is safe. But widespread support for keeping the lockdown stopped him from going as far as he wanted in his speech on Sunday night.

‘Put our safety first, not money,’ say activists on day of action

07 May 2020
Trade unionists and campaigners are staging a day of action to demand “no return to unsafe workplaces”.

Weekly claps for carers can become big protests over coronavirus

28 April 2020
Health workers and campaigners have been raising slogans against the Tories during the weekly Clap for the NHS on Thursdays.

Workplace action must be central to fight 

28 April 2020
Worker's Memorial Day on Tuesday showed there is bitterness and anger among the working class about how people have been treated during this crisis.

Keir Starmer’s ‘real opposition’ leaves the Tories unscathed over virus response

28 April 2020
Media pundits and right wing Labour politicians are hugely impressed by Labour leader Keir Starmer’s response to the coronavirus. Few ordinary people will have noticed.

Tories failing to provide tests and protective gear

27 April 2020
The failures of the Tory ­government are continuing to threaten the lives of millions of ordinary people

Health workers face the sack for demanding protective equipment

22 April 2020
Worker rightly said, 'as long as we are provided with PPE we will work, without PPE we won't'

Thousands forced back to work in unsafe conditions at government departments

21 April 2020
More than 5,000 people are being made to go into work to operate the government’s payment scheme for laid off workers.

Health unions’ call for minute’s silence should be used to mobilise against Tories

20 April 2020
Unison, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives have organised a national minute’s silence for 11am on Tuesday 28 April.

Johnson’s coronavirus failures are political, as a speech in February showed

19 April 2020
A devastating article in the Sunday Times underlines the criminal complacency of the Tories. But the rot goes deeper than individuals.

Marxism in an age of catastrophe - capitalism created an era of plagues

18 April 2020
We live in an era of plagues because of capitalist development, argues socialist author Mike Davis.

Letters: ‘Radical’ left in Spain failed the test of coronavirus

17 April 2020
I was angry to see the Spanish state relax its coronavirus lockdown last week and workers in manufacturing and construction being told to return to work.

Health workers protest for protective equipment

16 April 2020
Health workers and their supporters took part in a day of symbolic action to demand “health before profit” on Thursday.

Public health document is ‘an insult to the lives of frontline workers’

15 April 2020
Health workers could be forced to reuse protective clothing as a “last resort”, according to a document from Public Health England.

NHS workers call day of action

14 April 2020
 Health workers are organising a day of action after Tory minister Matt Hancock sparked outrage for telling them to not to overuse protective kit.

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