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Luxury furniture delivery firm claims its staff are ‘key workers’

Luxury furniture delivery firm claims its staff are ‘key workers’  A logistics company that delivers luxury furniture for Marks and Spencer made call centre workers come in claiming they were “critical” to tackling coronavirus.

The ‘national interest’ is not the interest of workers

The ‘national interest’ is not the interest of workers During times of turmoil, the ruling class will tell us to come together. Behind this is the drive to keep making profits writes Nick Clark

Resist council cuts

Resist council cuts Ahead of the Tory budget announcement, campaigners have warned that new rules for councils in England threaten early years and special needs education.

Court challenge to Universal Credit childcare cost rules to go ahead

Court challenge to Universal Credit childcare cost rules to go ahead A woman has been given the go-ahead to take the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to court over Universal Credit (UC) rules.

Tory budget will double down on horror for ordinary people

Tory budget will double down on horror for ordinary people New chancellor Rishi Sunak may promise the end of austerity, but the cabinet isn’t interested in reversing a decade of cuts, benefit freezes and privatisation, argues?Sophie Squire

What comes next for the left after Corbyn?

What comes next for the left after Corbyn? 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

Further austerity on the way

04 February 2020
Boris Johnson has ordered cuts of at least 5 percent to every government department. His call comes ahead of the budget on 11 March.

No-cuts pledge from Liverpool mayor reopens debates for Labour

04 February 2020
A Labour Party mayor has said his council will refuse to implement any more cuts—raising the prospect of a fight with the Tory government.

The woman who is taking Universal Credit to court

04 February 2020
Hated benefits rules left Nichola Salvato in debt over childcare costs. Now, reports Sadie Robinson, she’s on a legal crusade to have them overturned

Seriously ill patients stranded in A&E wards

21 January 2020
A decade of Tory cuts has the NHS at breaking point—with patients stuck in ambulances and emergency wards, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

True horror of housing benefits in Tory Britain

14 January 2020
Hundreds of people are being driven into homelessness by errors in housing benefits appeals and overpayments.

Children at risk because of care crisis

14 January 2020
The Children’s Commissioner has warned that social care is “in crisis” after new figures showed the number of children in care has reached a ten-year high.

Cruel Tory policies mean more homeless people die

26 November 2019
While Boris Johnson speaks of a “one nation” Britain, at least five homeless people have died in the last few weeks.

Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule

17 November 2019
A decade of Tory rule has slashed key services, savaged spending and driven more people into poverty. And if they aren’t kicked out, life for working class people is set to get worse, report Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans

After deadly floods - anger at authorities’ failures and Tory cuts

12 November 2019
There is rising anger across Yorkshire and the Midlands at authorities’ ­failure to protect people from flooding.

Why workers are right to strike during the general election campaign

10 November 2019
For at least some days during the election campaign the pictures will be strikers with placards, not politicians behind podiums.

We deserve better than Tory austerity

05 November 2019
The reality of rising debt and falling wages under Tory austerity was laid bare in new research from the TUC union federation released on Tuesday.

Boris Johnson gears up for campaign of Brexit, cuts and attacks

29 October 2019
Boris Johnson was floundering and spinning his way towards a general election as Socialist Worker went to press.

Global revolt shows we have had enough

22 October 2019
The number of serious revolts erupting across the globe is growing. Many protests sparked by a specific issue quickly turn into more general challenges to the system.

Thousands protest in Manchester as Tory party conference begins

29 September 2019
Chants of, “Stop Boris!” rang out in Manchester on Sunday as up to 5,000 people marched against the Tories, who were gathering for their party conference.

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