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Glasgow City Council has head in sand as homeless caseworkers' dispute gets stronger

12 May 2015
The all-out strike at Labour-run Glasgow City Council by homelessness caseworkers entered its seventh week on Tuesday of this week.

Workers move to stop Greece’s Syriza government backsliding

12 May 2015
The Greek government, led by the radical left Syriza party, is backsliding under pressure from the European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). But workers are not taking this lying down.

Anti-Tory protests show anger at austerity

12 May 2015
Around 2,000 people marched on Downing Street last Saturday, two days after the election, to vent their anger at the Tories.

Has Syriza reached its moment of truth?

05 May 2015
Many commentators argue that the Greek left government headed by Syriza is heading towards the moment of truth in its confrontation with the European Union.

We deserve better - so let's vote for it

28 April 2015
Britain’s political terrain is shifting. Neither of the two main parties can be sure of gaining enough support to win the general election outright.

Syriza’s compromise won’t beat austerity

28 April 2015
The rulers of the European Union (EU) are getting seriously annoyed with those pesky Greeks.

Social work conference inspires a radical vision of care

14 April 2015
Some 450 people attended the Social Work Action Network (Swan) conference in Paisley last weekend.

NHS staff at Unison health conference say, fight the cuts

14 April 2015
Health workers met in Liverpool this week as a new survey revealed the severe crisis gripping the NHS. 

Teachers at NUT conference must prepare for resistance to education assault

31 March 2015
Delegates will gather in Harrogate this weekend for the annual conference of the National Union of Teachers (NUT).

The left needs to fight Syriza's compromises

31 March 2015
Satisfying the workers’ demands and breaking with the EU blackmail means a revolutionary strategy, writes Panos Garganas

Student occupations spread to more London campuses

31 March 2015
Student occupations at the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Arts London (UAL) have continued into the Easter break.

Election froth can’t hide crisis in politics

24 March 2015
The general election campaign has officially begun—though in reality it has already been going for more than a year.

Osborne's budget is nothing to feel good about

24 March 2015
The Tories gloated when the final budget before the election was announced. But they have failed even by their own standards—and the only winners are the rich.

Cuts fall on poor while rich see resources rise

17 March 2015
The poor have suffered disproportionately higher levels of cuts in the last three years.

Fighting in unity makes our class stronger

17 March 2015
The head of the National Audit Office attacked the scale of the Tories’ cuts as Tory chancellor George Osborne prepared the government’s last budget.

Green Party spring conference calls for an end to Tory austerity

10 March 2015
Some 1,300 people attended the Green Party spring conference in Liverpool last weekend. It was the largest conference the Greens have ever held.

Make the rich pay

03 March 2015
There's no need for austerity - and we have the numbers to prove it

Workers tell Syriza, 'Don't go back'

17 February 2015
A wave of protests swept Greece last Sunday. The biggest was outside the Greek parliament in Athens’ Syntagma Square—and the shift in mood was clear.

Europe’s rulers try to force Greece's left government into a climbdown

17 February 2015
The European Union’s (EU) rulers and the bosses are determined to make sure last month’s Greek election counts for nothing.

SNP slams ‘crude’ cuts—and slashes council jobs

17 February 2015
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon called on the Labour Party to abandon austerity in a speech in London last week.

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