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Resistance at jobcentres grows in two-week walkout

Resistance at jobcentres grows in two-week walkout Workers at a jobcentre in Sheffield began a two-week strike on Monday in their ongoing fight to save their office from closure.

Wages down, prices up—time to fight the Tories' squeeze on our living standards

Wages down, prices up—time to fight the Tories squeeze on our living standards The Tories and bosses tried to spin new inflation figures released on Tuesday as good news for workers.

No bin collections in eight weeks for some as Birmingham strike escalates

No bin collections in eight weeks for some as Birmingham strike escalates Refuse workers in Birmingham are stepping up their action today, Friday, with a new strike timetable that even bosses say will bring bin collections to a halt.

Sheffield jobcentre strike inspires wider fight as PCS union discusses campaign

Sheffield jobcentre strike inspires wider fight as PCS union discusses campaign Workers at a Sheffield jobcentre ended a week-long strike last Friday—and could soon be joined by workers at three other offices in their fight against Tory cuts and closures.

Birmingham council strike heats up as refuse staff take daily action

Birmingham council strike heats up as refuse staff take daily action Birmingham workers are fighting for their livelihoods against vicious council cuts, reports Dave Sewell

Eastern Avenue jobcentre walkout in Sheffield shows how to beat DWP cuts

Eastern Avenue jobcentre walkout in Sheffield shows how to beat DWP cuts Workers at a jobcentre in Sheffield began their second week-long strike on Monday.

Reports round-up

18 July 2017
Shorts reports from the week including industrial action, refugee solidarity, opposing Ukip and resisting council cuts

Optimism over Corbyn and a mood to fight the Tories at the Durham Miners’ Gala

08 July 2017
Thousands cheered Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn this afternoon, Saturday, as he encouraged the crowds at the Durham Miners' Gala to campaign to force the Tories out.

Councils need to fight the Tories' demands for cuts - including those run by Labour

04 July 2017
Even if councils stopped filling in potholes, maintaining parks and open spaces it wouldn’t be enough to satisfy the Tories’ demand for cuts.

The Tories are down but not out - we need to start kicking to bring them down

04 July 2017
It’s less than a month since the general election and the Tories have dropped almost their entire manifesto.

Huge demo in London shows the mood to get the Tories out - and for an alternative

04 July 2017
Last week’s protest showed ordinary people’s determination to fight—and optimism about winning real change

Not one day more - Tories out demonstration

02 July 2017
Footage and voices from the demonstration

Huge demonstration in London says the Tories must go now

01 July 2017
A great wave of defiance against Theresa May’s government swept through central London today, Saturday

Thousands join People's Assembly protest to say, get the Tories out

01 July 2017
Thousands of people from across Britain have descended on central London today, Saturday, to demand an end to the Tory government. The protest, called by the People's Assembly, is being held under the banner, "Not one more day - Tories out, no more austerity".

The vile Tory murderers must pay—protests can get them out

27 June 2017
The Tories have stitched up a deal with the sectarian murderers and sexist bigots of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Austerity is a choice which always leaves workers behind

13 June 2017
Reeling from their shattering blow in the general election, Tories and right wing press barons have declared that “austerity is over”.

People hold big rallies to defend the NHS

06 June 2017
Thousands of people have rallied in support of the NHS in the last week, showing their outrage at the Tories’ attacks.

It’s the rich who have a ‘magic money tree’—and it needs shaking

06 June 2017
 The Tories grow endless cash for the bankers, bosses and their super wealthy friends

Will the SNP take on austerity? Manifesto tries to have it both ways

30 May 2017
At the Scottish National Party (SNP) manifesto launch on Tuesday, leader Nicola Sturgeon asked voters to “strengthen Scotland’s hand, not Theresa May’s”.

The campaign for independence needs a mass movement separate from the SNP

23 May 2017
It’s easy to forget that one of the reasons Theresa May called the snap election was to stop a second independence referendum.

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