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Anti-Covid tablet is a bitter pill for the poor

Anti-Covid tablet is a bitter pill for the poor New drugs with the potential to cut Covid hospitalisations and save many thousands of lives are about to hit the global market.

Outsourced Royal Parks workers strike and protest for pay equality

Outsourced Royal Parks workers strike and protest for pay equality A striker said, 'You can see the majority of us are black and minority ethnic. And the majority of the trustees are white. It doesn’t look good does it?'

Don’t let surging Covid cases and deaths be normalised

Don’t let surging Covid cases and deaths be normalised As winter approaches, the Tories deadly Covid-19 policies are once again threatening to “let the bodies pile high”. The number of Covid-19 cases reached almost 50,000 on Monday—the highest reported since 17 July.

43,000 people given the wrong Covid test results

43,000 people given the wrong Covid test results At least 43,000 people may have been wrongly given a negative Covid-19 test result, the UK Health Security Agency has said.

Oaks Park school workers fight on against victimisation

Oaks Park school workers fight on against victimisation NEU union members are keeping up strikes and protests after management sacked a rep for urging Covid-19 safety action

Mould, cold and illness—the toll of Britain's housing crisis

Mould, cold and illness—the toll of Britains housing crisis Poor housing is affecting one in five renters’ health in England, according to housing charity Shelter.

Covid inquiry fails to lay blame for deaths

12 October 2021
A parliamentary inquiry has concluded that the handling of Covid-19 was “one of the most important public health failures the United Kingdom has ever experienced”. The MPs’ report essentially confirmed that the Tories sacrificed tens of thousands of lives with their fatal approach.

Unite must offer more support to the Weetabix strikers

12 October 2021
Engineers at Weetabix have continued strong strikes but now urgently need to escalate, reports Isabel Ringrose

Covid report finds deadly failings but lets Tories off the hook

12 October 2021
An MPs inquiry has confirmed that the Tories sacrificed tens of thousands of lives with their fatal handling of Covid-19.

New fights at the Royal Parks and at the DVLA + Facebook cleaners + Sage care home

11 October 2021
Outsourced cleaners working at a number of parks in central London protested at the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday.

Driving examiners set to teach bosses a lesson + rail and bus battles

04 October 2021
Driving examiners are set to teach bosses a lesson

Thousands protest in Manchester at the Tory party conference

03 October 2021
 The march, organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, attracted around 5,000 people including anti-racist, pro-Palestinian and trade union organisations

‘I’m terrified,’ say students on returning to universities

28 September 2021
British universities have started opening their doors and the Tories are insistent on in person teaching.

No job, no jab rules puts us all at risk

28 September 2021
Across the world, governments are ramping up class war by forcing people out of work if they haven’t been vaccinated against Covid. Socialist Worker says the new rules don’t protect people—they divert anger away from a ruling class that failed to protect people from the pandemic

Schools left to the virus

28 September 2021
“Virtually any child, unvaccinated, is likely to get an infection at some point between 12 and 15,” said Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty last week.

Chaos as Tories panic over fuel crisis

27 September 2021
Queues and goods shortages are the result of an unplanned unprepared economy writes, Charlie Kimber

Pandemic plunder leads to record number of billionaires worldwide

21 September 2021
For the first time ever, the world had more than 3,000 billionaires in 2020.

Union rep sacked after reporting racism

21 September 2021
A NEU union rep at Shrewsbury Colleges Group in Shropshire has been sacked after taking a stand against racism in their workplace.

New term signals big battles ahead for university and college workers

21 September 2021
New term signals big battles ahead for university and college workers

Rich states hoard jabs as pharma companies profit

21 September 2021
If Britain’s vaccine hoarding and uptake trends continue, it will take the world’s poorest countries until 2078 to vaccinate their populations

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