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Dpac action + Clyde strikes + Local government pay

Dpac action  + Clyde strikes + Local government pay Workers are set to strike at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases on the Clyde from 12 March.

Sunak’s budget will bring cuts, poverty and unemployment

Sunak’s budget will bring cuts, poverty and unemployment The Tories are preparing to plunge many more working class people into poverty and despair. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under pressure to keep measures that support ordinary people in this week’s budget.

The Troublemaker—Cop tasers ill man nine times

The Troublemaker—Cop tasers ill man nine times A Met police officer has been given a final warning after tasering a man with mental distress nine times.

Covid-19 vaccine—who will be to blame if the poor are again left to die?

Covid-19 vaccine—who will be to blame if the poor are again left to die? The rollout of Covid-19 vaccination programmes helps governments claim they are in control of the coronavirus pandemic. But the vaccine isn’t for everyone—the poorest are being left behind. And ultimately the scheming of powerful states and pharmaceutical firms put everyone at risk

Turn rage against the Tories into action

Turn rage against the Tories into action It’s not a new phenomenon that the Tories are lurching from crisis to crisis. But the government’s latest debacles over key elements of their coronavirus strategy has left them weak.

Poor plunged further into poverty in pandemic, report finds

Poor plunged further into poverty in pandemic, report finds People who were poor before the pandemic have been pushed further into poverty because of the way the government has handled the virus. 

Nursery workers are ‘incensed’ by Tory plans

12 January 2021
Early years workers are ­resisting Tory plans to force them into unsafe workplaces.

Christmas shoppers blamed for following the new rules

07 December 2020
The attempt to blame ordinary people for the spread of coronavirus shows no sign of slowing down.

Handling of virus will mean millions more in poverty

30 November 2020
The economic crisis, exacerbated by the Tories’ mishandling of the pandemic, has plunged people into poverty.

The Tories backtrack after school meals theft

09 November 2020
After weeks of insisting that the meals would only be provided in term time, the government has said it will provide them during holidays too.

Parents slam Tories over free school meals - ‘They don’t care about our kids’

26 October 2020
Fury is growing over the Tories’ refusal to extend free school meals (FSM) in England during the holidays.

Child poverty soars across Britain under the Tories

14 October 2020
Anna Feuchtwang from End Child Poverty said Boris Johnson should stop “resorting to his own inaccurate statistics” and admit the true scale of child poverty

Millions starve across the world during pandemic

02 September 2020
Almost unnoticed among other aspects of the coronavirus crisis, hundreds of millions of people across the world face hunger, malnutrition and—for some—starvation.

Poorer families abandoned during pandemic

26 August 2020
Poorer families have been abandoned by the government to deep hardship during the coronavirus crisis. A new report underlines just how tough it has been for people on benefits and low pay.

Poorest show ‘early signs’ of malnutrition in coronavirus crisis

13 August 2020
Poor people are in a food crisis—with many showing “early signs” of malnutrition.

When Labour leader Starmer stood up for Palestinian rights

04 August 2020
In 2019 the vile slur was spread that the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PCS) is antisemitic.

British society scarred by deep poverty and racism

07 July 2020
A new report shows 14.4 million people, including 4.5 million children, are living in poverty—and it’s even worse for black people, writes Sadie Robinson

Millions in Britain in poverty—and virus will make it worse

01 July 2020
Over a million and a half more people in Britain live in deep poverty today compared to 20 years ago

Debt, cutting back on food, endless stress—the reality of life on Universal Credit

17 June 2020
Nearly two thirds of families who receive Universal Credit have been pushed into borrowing money to survive

Virus tears through poorer countries as fears of a ‘second wave’ grip China

16 June 2020
The global coronavirus crisis is far from over.

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