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Political crisis brings new challenges in Greece

21 July 2015
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras sacked the three ministers of Syriza’s Left Platform who had voted against the first round of austerity measures last week.

Greek MPs to vote on more cuts as fightback set to grow

21 July 2015
MPs were set to vote on the second round of austerity measures in Greece’s new bailout package on Wednesday of this week.

Bosses squeeze us for every last penny, low pay report shows

21 July 2015
Unpaid overtime, zero hours, no time to eat or for breaks at work— Nick Clark looks at a new report exposing what the Tory claims of economic recovery mean for low paid workers

Let’s build a mass snub for Tories in Manchester this October

21 July 2015
A mood of resistance is building in Manchester ahead of the Tory Party conference, which will be held there in October.

Is this the end of the right to strike?

21 July 2015
The Tories are clamping down on trade unionists to eliminate opposition to their austerity agenda. Raymie Kiernan looks at a bill that could make it almost impossible for some workers to strike legally

Austerity drive deepens as councils launch new attacks

21 July 2015
in Walsall and Coventry

Protesters march through central London for Sotheby’s 4

21 July 2015
Protesters gathered outside Sotheby’s auction house in central London on Thursday of last week demanding the reinstatement of four workers.

Tata Steel threatens job cuts after unions compromise on pensions

21 July 2015
Bosses at Tata Steel threatened 720 job losses in South Yorkshire and the West Midlands last week. 

Durham turnout shows Miners' Gala still matters

14 July 2015
Some 150,000 people filled the streets of Durham last Saturday for the 131st Durham Miners Gala.

Labour leadership races to right with welfare attacks

14 July 2015
Interim Labour leader Harriet Harman’s announcement that the party will not oppose the Tories’ latest attacks on welfare signals a further lurch to the right. 

Slasher Osborne's Budget Day massacre

14 July 2015
Press and pundits focused on George Osborne’s minimum wage rise but missed the real story of the budget—the biggest assault on working class living standards for a generation. Nick Clark examines the budget

Coordinated walkouts show how to challenge the Tories

07 July 2015
Workers leading resistance to austerity and privatisation will show union leaders what needs to be done.

Migrant workers at Sotheby's suspended for standing up for their rights

02 July 2015
Cleaners and porters who work at Sotheby’s were suspended today, Thursday, for taking part in a protest yesterday for sick pay and against victimisation.

East London teachers set to strike against victimisation

30 June 2015
NUT union members at George Monoux College were set to begin a two-day strike on Wednesday of this week in defence of two sacked teachers.

Turn the Tories' fears into real resistance

30 June 2015
The Tories have set up a “hit squad” to combat strikes.

College workers reject ‘draconian’ plan to apply for own jobs

23 June 2015
Workers at Lewisham and Southwark College in south London struck on Thursday and Friday of last week to defend jobs and education.

United we can bring down the Tories

23 June 2015
Rage against Tory austerity ran through the streets of London and Glasgow last Saturday. 

People's Assembly demonstrations show something is changing

23 June 2015
Up to a quarter of a million people came out on the streets last Saturday to show the new Tory government they are not prepared to put up with austerity. Socialist Worker journalists were with them on the protests

Activists organise to beat back Tory attack on unions

16 June 2015
Trade unionists and activists are getting organised to build opposition to the Tories’ latest attack on trade union rights.

Council workers tell union leaders, 'we need more resistance to stop Tory cuts'

16 June 2015
Workers debated their union's strategy for fighting cuts at Unison's local government conference

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