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Network Rail safety failings led to the deaths of two workers

Network Rail safety failings led to the deaths of two workers A report into the deaths of two rail workers in July 2019 has revealed wholly avoidable safety failures.

Post bosses at Royal Mail site delayed deep clean after Covid-19 case due to money row

Post bosses at Royal Mail site delayed deep clean after Covid-19 case due to money row Postal workers’ demands for safety were ignored at a major Royal Mail workplace where more than 20 people have caught coronavirus.

Eight die of Covid-19 in hospital in Wales forcing it to suspend services

Eight die of Covid-19 in hospital in Wales forcing it to suspend services A hospital in the South Wales Valleys has stopped operations amid an outbreak of 82 new coronavirus cases linked to the site.

Carmarthen protest says Picton monument must fall

Carmarthen protest says Picton monument must fall Around 100 people gathered in Carmarthen in west Wales last Saturday to demand the toppling of the town’s Picton monument.

It’s the lowest paid workers who will pay with their lives if the lockdown is lifted

It’s the lowest paid workers who will pay with their lives if the lockdown is lifted The Tory push to end the lockdown will hit those in low-paid, insecure work hardest.

Flooding victims say ‘help came too late’

Flooding victims say ‘help came too late’ Climate catastrophe is here—and it’s causing storms and other forms of extreme weather

Anger at the Tories after climate chaos sparks floods

17 February 2020
The damage caused by the floods across Britain has exposed the total failure to provide for people in danger.

Protesters in Wales fight for ‘Tory Free Zone’ and Lancaster kicks out Brexit Party

18 November 2019
Under the banner of Operation: Make West Wales a Tory Free Zone we have organised a series of events to unseat two Tory MPs.

Tata set to close its steel plant in Newport

03 September 2019
Tata steel has torn up promises it made just a year ago and announced the closure of its Orb electrical steels base in Newport, South Wales.

Event remembers 1911 rail strike in Wales

20 August 2019
Hundreds of trade unionists, campaigners and local people gathered in Llanelli, South Wales, last Saturday to remember the 1911 rail strike.

Questions raised about safety of rail system after two workers die on tracks

03 July 2019
Two rail workers died on Wednesday after being struck by a Great Western Railway train on tracks near Port Talbot in south Wales.

Ford workers vote in support of strikes to stop a jobs massacre in Bridgend

17 June 2019
Workers at Ford’s Bridgend plant have voted to support strikes to stop job cuts. Now there must be a united fight to stop the attacks everywhere, writes Charlie Kimber

Baby deaths in South Wales show NHS is at breaking point

17 May 2019
How many babies have to die before authorities admit that maternity services in South Wales are at breaking point?

Reports round up: March to remember rail strike martyrs in Llanelli

21 August 2018
A postal workers’ union leader has responded after a series of unofficial strikes over workplace bullying and harassment at a number of Royal Mail workplaces.

Reports round up: Crane builders’ walkout aims for higher pay offer

14 August 2018
Crane manufacturing workers struck on Thursday and Friday of last week over an “inadequate” pay offer.

Postal workers strike back against bullying management

29 June 2018
Postal workers at a Royal Mail delivery office in Ferndale, South Wales, staged an unofficial strike on Tuesday and Wednesday over problems with management.

Welsh Labour election sees right defy members

24 April 2018
In another sign of how the Labour right still has influence, the left has failed to win the deputy leader of the Welsh Labour Party.

Hiraeth documents the beauty and ugliness of South Wales’ industrial past

28 August 2017
Photographer Ceres spoke to Alistair Farrow about the influences behind his new book Hiraeth

Upbeat walkout against job cuts at Manchester Metropolitan University

20 June 2017
Groups of pickets were out in force across Manchester Metropolitan University to begin a two-day strike on Tuesday.

Surgical strikers say low pay won’t cut it

31 January 2017
The workers who disinfect and sterilise surgical instruments at three south Wales hospitals struck on Wednesday of last week.

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