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Covid has stirred up the labour market

Covid has stirred up the labour market The general agitation about inflation continues among the bosses

Ikea furniture giant fined for spying on 400 of its workers

Ikea furniture giant fined for spying on 400 of its workers Did it happen in Britain? A French court has ordered Ikea to pay a fine of £860,000 after the furniture chain was found guilty of spying on staff.

Letters—Scotland failing on climate target as Cop26 approaches

Letters—Scotland failing on climate target as Cop26 approaches It's particularly outrageous as Glasgow will host this year’s UN climate conference in November.

Biden injects billions into Big Pharma to compete

Biden injects billions into Big Pharma to compete The US government spent more than £13 billion last year funding multinational drugs firms to make Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.

Hospitalisation from Covid-19 surges as Cummings makes new charges

Hospitalisation from Covid-19 surges as Cummings makes new charges The increasing numbers of people being hospitalised by Covid-19 ought to be a warning to those who argue that the virus is essentially “over”.

More black women are pushed into zero hours

More black women are pushed into zero hours Black and minority ethnic (BAME) women are almost twice as likely to be on zero hours contracts than white men, and one and a half times more likely than white women.

NHS in crisis as patients queue for 12 hours to see doctors

15 June 2021
Sick people are queuing for up to twelve hours to see a doctor at some of Britain’s busiest hospitals.

The Troublemaker—‘Unlawful’ to hand contract to firm run by Tories’ friends

15 June 2021
Tory cabinet minister Michael Gove broke the law when the government handed a £560,000 Covid-19 contract to a business he had “personal connections” with.

A Pandemic Poem rehashes a well-worn cliche

15 June 2021
Where did the world go? asks poet Simon Armitage in a ponderous voice

New wave forced Tories to keep lockdown

14 June 2021
With infections doubling every nine days even Boris Johnson could not fully ignore the risks says Socialist Worker

G7 vaccine plan is a death sentence for millions

13 June 2021
A few billion doses far into the future mean billions will be left to infections and to die

Peruvian elections are a challenge to the elite

08 June 2021
There could be tense battles ahead after the Peruvian presidential election, reports Sophie Squire

Taking furlough cash, then handing millions to shareholders

08 June 2021
The major construction equipment rental firm, VP plc, will pay out £10 million having taken £7 million in state aid.

The Troublemaker—Care home raised fees to line rich bosses’ pockets

08 June 2021
Britain’s biggest care home ­operator raised fees for residents in the pandemic while funnelling cash to its super-rich owners.

Workers to pay for pandemic

08 June 2021
Low paid workers face a jobs “rollercoaster” after the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the Resolution Foundation.

Huge anger at the Tories lies just beneath the surface

08 June 2021
"The Banality of evil” is a phrase coined by the philosopher Hannah Arendt when she was covering the trial of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.

Bosses and right wing MPs demand ‘freedom day’ as dangerous Covid-19 variant spreads

06 June 2021
A battle over the lifting of coronavirus restrictions is raging at the heart of the government.

British workers don’t benefit from less immigration

06 June 2021
As the pandemic forced many migrant workers to return to their home countries, Socialist Worker asks if British workers have benefited.

Letters—Profit amid Sri Lanka devastation

04 June 2021
My home land of Sri Lanka is being despoiled by people who put money first. A chemical-laden cargo ship sank off the coast near the city of Colombo last week.

Tower Hamlets GPs won’t comply with Tory plan to share patient data with corporations

04 June 2021
Opposition is growing to Tory plans that would allow private businesses and others to access the full medical histories of 55 million NHS patients in England.

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