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Tories axe million public sector jobs

19 September 2017
After seven years of brutal attacks on public services there are almost one million fewer public sector jobs.

Union leaders slam pay cap at TUC conference—now turn words into action

11 September 2017
Anger at the Tories’ public sector pay cap dominated debate at the Trade Union Congress conference in Brighton today, Monday.

Anger at cuts as thousands join Bristol anti-austerity protest

09 September 2017
Thousands of protesters were out in Bristol today demanding an end to Tory austerity

Thousands set to join Bristol Labour mayor Rees in a protest to say ‘fund our city!’

05 September 2017
Thousands of people were set to march against austerity in Bristol this Saturday

Jeremy Hunt’s spin over NHS staffing levels will make crisis worse

29 August 2017
Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt is trying to mask the spiralling staffing crisis in the NHS through spin about hiring more workers.

Resistance at jobcentres grows in two-week walkout

15 August 2017
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

15 August 2017
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

11 August 2017
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

25 July 2017
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

25 July 2017
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

18 July 2017
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).

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