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Tories are making us sick, say NHS workers at Unison health conference

Tories are making us sick, say NHS workers at Unison health conference Pressures faced by NHS workers dominated the Unison union’s health conference in Bournemouth this week.

Benefit freezes contribute to soaring poverty figures

Benefit freezes contribute to soaring poverty figures Some 200,000 more children were pushed into absolute poverty in 2017-18

Pay to play—Developers conspire to segregate playgrounds between rich and poor

Pay to play—Developers conspire to segregate playgrounds between rich and poor A scandal over access to a communal play area has raised wider questions about the ownership of public space under capitalism, writes Alistair Farrow

Women turn to ‘baby banks’ after Tories drive up poverty

Women turn to ‘baby banks’ after Tories drive up poverty Soaring numbers of pregnant women have to use “baby banks” to get essentials for their children, according to a Daily Mirror newspaper investigation.

Universal Credit is a Tory threat to women

Universal Credit is a Tory threat to women Tory Britain is ruining lives. MPs have been forced to launch an inquiry into how the rollout of Universal Credit (UC) has pushed some women to work as prostitutes.

Strike to stop suffering at Universal Credit centres

Strike to stop suffering at Universal Credit centres Workers who manage people’s claims for the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit began a two-day strike on Monday to win a better service for claimants.

We can be powerful when we fight together

12 March 2019
Amid the stifling narrowness of official politics in Britain, there are some very welcome signs of change this week.

Tory benefits freeze has caused misery for tens of thousands

11 March 2019
Shocking new figures have revealed the terrible toll inflicted by the Tory benefit freeze ahead of chancellor Philip Hammond’s spending statement on Wednesday.

A documentary that exposes horrors of domestic abuse in Tory Britain

05 March 2019
This Dispatches documentary is a gruelling look at a refuge for women fleeing domestic abuse.

Shocking figures show need for a fight over poverty pay

28 February 2019
Shocking new figures have revealed that more than a million public sector workers are paid below the voluntary living wage.

Workers across Europe strike back against austerity

19 February 2019
The economic and social policies pushed by the European Union (EU) are often described as a haven from inequality and crisis.

Spanish elections will highlight Catalan struggle and continuing austerity

16 February 2019
Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez of the Labour-type PSOE party has dissolved parliament and called elections for 28 April.

Philip Hammond has to spend more to ‘end austerity’

12 February 2019
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond has to spend billions more to meet his pledge to end austerity, a think tank has said.

We're cut as the rich prosper

29 January 2019
Working class people everywhere have been hit hard by Tory cuts.

Zimbabwe eyewitness - ‘The government has declared war on its citizens’

20 January 2019
Workers and the poor rose up against the government, and they face bitter repression

Revolt in Zimbabwe against austerity and dictatorship

14 January 2019
Workers and the poor are staying away from work, demonstrating and fighting the police

Amber Rudd in hot water after humiliating Universal Credit legal defeat

11 January 2019
Four women workers won a high court challenge to the Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) scheme on Friday.

Universal Credit claimants forced to beg online to get by

01 January 2019
Hundreds of people have been forced to beg for money online because of the Tories’ hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit.

Workers thousands of pounds worse off than a decade ago—time for a pay fight

17 December 2018
Wages are still worth a third less in some parts of Britain than a decade ago

The Troublemaker—MPs hide how £3 billion gets spent on spooks in Britain

27 November 2018
Matthew Hedges said in the UAE last week he was a spy, and this week said he wasn’t.

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