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Warnings at company at heart of Covid-19 spike

Warnings at company at heart of Covid-19 spike A logistics firm at the centre of a spike of coronavirus was slammed for poor health and safety at the beginning of the crisis.

Disastrous Tory policy endangers shielders

Disastrous Tory policy endangers shielders Government ministers have ‘paused’ a vital measure to protect the most vulnerable—without any evidence

Governments’ failures mean coronavirus accelerates across the world

Governments’ failures mean coronavirus accelerates across the world The World Health Organisation recorded the highest daily number of new cases globally on Saturday. 

The NHS workers leading a grassroots pay revolt say—‘we’ve had enough!’

The NHS workers leading a grassroots pay revolt say—‘we’ve had enough!’ Health workers across Britain are taking the pay fight into their own hands

Blame Tories not the poor for obesity and hunger

Blame Tories not the poor for obesity and hunger The rolling out of new measures to tackle obesity shames poor people and will not tackle a crisis that the Tories made worse, says Sarah Bates

Tory government responsible for highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe

Tory government responsible for highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe England has had “the longest continuous period of excess mortality” and “the highest levels of excess mortality” in Europe.

Health workers take to the streets to demand pay rise

29 July 2020
Health workers’ fury burst onto the streets of London on Wednesday as over 1,500 marched on Downing Street.

Struggle wins pay rise from Macron, but health workers in France protest for more

20 July 2020
Mass demonstrations, strikes and consistent campaigning have forced the French government to give a pay rise to health workers.

Record rises in global coronavirus cases warn against a return to ‘normal’

19 July 2020
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recorded two consecutive record daily increases in coronavirus cases across the globe on Friday and Saturday.

Response to Covid-19 outbreak in Victoria treats ordinary people as ‘expendable’

19 July 2020
The Australian state of Victoria recorded 363 new coronavirus cases on Saturday amid growing anger at how the authorities are failing to protect people.

The private firms making a killing from Covid

17 July 2020
Under the cover of coronavirus, the Tories have used the real need to stock up on personal protective equipment and other much needed supplies to hand over billions of pounds to private companies. Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates

Unmasking Tory chaos

14 July 2020
The government has announced that wearing face masks in shops will be compulsory in England from 24 July.

Women’s lives damaged by dangerous medical procedures—and the systemic sexism that enabled them

09 July 2020
“Systemic failings” by the health service have ruined the lives of untold numbers of women and their children

Protests on the NHS’s birthday

06 July 2020
Health campaigners marked the 72nd birthday of the NHS last weekend with a series of protests against Tory cuts and privatisation.

Global Covid-19 cases rise sharply after states lift lockdowns

06 July 2020
More than 11 million people across the globe have now been infected by Covid-19.

Leicester—how a city at risk has been failed by the Tories

04 July 2020
The Midlands city of Leicester is the first in England to have a local lockdown in response to an upsurge in coronavirus cases. But while mainstream commentators have encouraged racist explanations, it’s the Tories who have put people at risk

Doctors protest at Downing Street to demand a strategy to wipe out Covid-19

30 June 2020
Doctors protested outside Downing Street on Tuesday to “highlight the risks of indoor spread”.

Drug firms will cash in

30 June 2020
The coronavirus crisis is a profit-laden paradise for some pharmaceutical firms.

A ‘nasty rebound’ of virus is on horizon as Tories ease lockdown

30 June 2020
The Tory plan to reopen businesses across England comes as Covid-19 continues to kill hundreds every week, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Powerful movements against racism and austerity unite on the streets in France

16 June 2020
Militant anti-racism and the fight against austerity are coming together powerfully in France

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