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Glasgow IT workers fear strike busters will undermine action against Labour council

06 December 2016
Evidence of illegal strike-breaking has emerged amid an IT workers’ walkout, reports Raymie Kiernan

Workers across public sector in Greece walk out against Syriza government's austerity

29 November 2016
Public sector workers struck across Greece against austerity measures on Thursday of last week.

'We won't be bullied'—meet the women standing up to Labour in County Durham

29 November 2016
County Durham teaching assistants are battling against the odds—and pushing their union officials—to take the fight to a Labour council trying to slash their pay. Raymie Kiernan spoke to the women leading the fight

Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement—Tories' plan is still to make us pay

23 November 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement boosts the rich at the expense of the poor.

International news round-up

15 November 2016
Student occupations and wider protests have spread across Brazil in response to 20-year public spending freeze, while in France the state is looking to extend its state of emergency

Benefit attacks have violated disabled people’s rights, says United Nations

08 November 2016
Tory benefit reform has meant “grave or systematic violations of rights of people with disabilities”, the United Nations (UN) has found.

Durham teaching assistants in huge vote to strike against Labour council pay cut

25 October 2016
Teaching assistants have voted by 93 percent to strike against huge pay cuts being pushed by County Durham Labour councillors.

General strike in Greece can beat the European Union's austerity programme

18 October 2016
Public sector unions in Greece are gearing up for a new general strike against Syriza’s austerity drive, writes Panos Garganas in Athens

Social care cuts feed back into NHS crisis

18 October 2016
Adult social care services in England are at “tipping point”, according to the Care Quality Commission watchdog.

Don’t pass up chance to mobilise the fight against the Tory austerity

27 September 2016
When Tory leader Theresa May moved into Downing Street, the pundits claimed that the Tory splits had been healed.

Labour Conference—Left draws crowds as right plots and sulks in pub back alleyway

27 September 2016
Huge crowds flocked to The World Transformed event in Liverpool last weekend. It was organised by Labour left group Momentum.

Teaching Labour a lesson in Durham

27 September 2016
Rank and file teaching assistants in Durham are fighting for their very livelihoods. Their battle has pitted them not just against the Labour-led council but their own union officials too.

Labour councils should be fighting cuts—not implementing them

30 August 2016
Bristol City Council plans to axe one sixth of its workforce in a bid to plug gaps in its budget. Unions should mobilise in the streets against the plans. Meanwhile in Durham teaching assistants facing a Labour attack say they feel like they even have to fight their own union, which is not doing enough to resist the pay cut

Huge support for Jeremy Corbyn shows we should act now to beat the right

23 August 2016
Voting started this week in the Labour leadership election.

Rallies for Corbyn set the tone for a tense vote in Labour leadership

23 August 2016
Support for Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign continued to grow as ballot papers for the Labour Party leadership election went out on Monday.

The real cost of the Tories’ war on welfare reveals the truth behind it

16 August 2016
David Cameron and his crusading work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith made a mission of “reforming” benefits.

Corbyn—we’ll win by offering an alternative

09 August 2016
An obsession with ‘credibility’ goes to the heart of the divisions in the Labour Party, writes Nick Clark

Turn the radical mood into a mass movement against Tory austerity

09 August 2016
One thing the surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn shows is that working class people are seething with anger against politicians and the bosses.

Labour right has no clue on beating the Tories

02 August 2016
Jeremy Corbyn’s critics inside the Labour Party have perfected missing the point.

Owen Smith puts on left face to launch his Labour leadership challenge

27 July 2016
Owen Smith, who is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership, officially launched his campaign today, Wednesday. He made a concerted effort to present himself as a left winger.

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