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What comes next for the left after Corbyn?

10 February 2020
Activists gathered in London last week to debate why Labour lost last year’s general election, and where now for the left after the end of Corbynism

Foreign Office cleaners say, ‘We want Dominic Raab to come down here and talk to us’

06 February 2020
“We need respect,” says Beatriz—not her real name—a cleaner at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. “The way they treat people, the cleaners, it’s not good.”

PCS union walkout escalates at Foreign Office

04 February 2020
Union members working for private contractors at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office began a month-long strike on Monday of this week.

Reports round-up—Ealing tax office, Harrods ballot, RSPCA workers and more

04 February 2020
Trade unionists rallied in solidarity with workers at a west London tax office last week. PCS union members at the HMRC office in Ealing picketed against its closure at the start of a half-day strike last Thursday and stayed out for a full day on Friday.

Reports round-up: Australia bushfire protest, opposition to Stratford development and more

14 January 2020

Struggle against poverty pay at Liverpool tax office

07 January 2020
Outsourced cleaners at HMRC tax offices in Liverpool struck over pay

Reports round up: Test for bosses from Large Goods Vehicle examiners

17 December 2019
Test for bosses from Large Goods Vehicle examiners

Reports round up: Tax office strike on election day

10 December 2019
Whirlpool bosses in a spin after defeat

HMRC workers’ fightback begins

03 December 2019
Workers at an HMRC tax office in west London were set to strike for two half days on Thursday of this week and Thursday of next week.

Reports round-up: Cleaners at Foreign Office walk out

12 November 2019
Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School in Bexleyheath, south east London, began a three-day strike on Tuesday.

Reports round up: McStrike on menu at 6 stores

05 November 2019
McDonald’s fast food workers who are members of the Bakers Food and Allied Workers’ union (Bfawu) were set to strike at six sites across south London London next Tuesday.

Letters—We hope our strike at Beis encourages others to fight

29 October 2019
After being on indefinite strike since the middle of July, I and the other cleaners at the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) finally have our victory.

Indefinite walkout at Beis gets a result as caterers win their demands

08 October 2019
Outsourced caterers at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) marched back to work victorious on Monday morning, ending an indefinite strike.

Reports round-up: Cleaners still out at business department

24 September 2019
nFirefighters have claimed victory in their fight against cuts to the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

‘We’ll stay out so we can win,’ say PCS union members on indefinite strike

17 September 2019
Outsourced workers have vowed to keep up their indefinite strike after bosses claimed to give in to one of their central demands.

Back the indefinite walkout by PCS members in London

10 September 2019
Low paid workers on indefinite strike were “loudly applauded” by delegates at the TUC union federation’s congress in Brighton this week.

Sacking scrapped at DVSA

10 September 2019
Striking IT workers at the Driving, Vehicles and Standards Agency (DVSA) saw off bullying bosses’ attempts to sack a union member

Reports round up: Big gate meetings to build for Royal Mail strike ballot

03 September 2019
IT workers at driver agency stay strong on picket lines

Strike over pay draws more workers out onto picket lines

03 September 2019
A major battle over low pay and outsourcing stepped up a notch on Monday, as new groups of workers joined the strike.

Strike at DVSA can slam break on the bosses’ attacks

27 August 2019
IT support workers at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) began a month-long strike on Thursday of last week.

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