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Updated: marchers demand justice for Grenfell as Tories refuse to fund sprinklers

Updated: marchers demand justice for Grenfell as Tories refuse to fund sprinklers Up to 1,500 people marched through North Kensington in west London on Saturday night to demand justice for the people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Inquiry into Grenfell fire carves out residents as blocks fail safety tests

Inquiry into Grenfell fire carves out residents as blocks fail safety tests Opposition grows to Haringey demolition plans. Tenants delay Genesis housing association merger.

Every train still needs a guard—as the rail tycoons know full well

Every train still needs a guard—as the rail tycoons know full well With leaked emails, a trial by jury and an accident report, evidence against the Tories’ push for ‘driver-only operation’ is mounting, writes Raymie Kiernan

‘We’ve got no faith in Grenfell fire inquiry’

‘We’ve got no faith in Grenfell fire inquiry’ Tenants organise as landlords and Tories refuse to act on the lessons of the disaster

Grenfell: corporate manslaughter charges are not enough

Grenfell: corporate manslaughter charges are not enough Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire have announced that they may have “reasonable grounds” to suspect that corporate manslaughter offences have been committed.

Rail workers rally against cuts that threaten safety

Rail workers rally against cuts that threaten safety Hundreds of workers joined a protest outside Parliament in London, and strikes are coming.

Officials covered up birth defects link to protect drug firm

21 March 2017
New evidence has emerged of a cover-up involving the government, medical authorities and giant corporations.

Rail strikers win solidarity in fight for safety

14 March 2017
Over half of Northern rail services and 80 percent of Merseyrail services were cancelled on Monday as both firms became the latest to see walkouts by train guards.

Southern strikes are on the right track as bosses feel the heat

23 August 2016
Bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) face fresh strikes in their battle with rail workers’ unions to undermine safety and slash services.

How runaway train profits derail safety

09 August 2016
Private train firms are wreaking chaos on the railways and making passengers’ lives a misery. Now they want to ram through even more attacks—but a series of strikes to defend safety could stop them in their tracks, writes Raymie Kiernan

Surface tension—the battle against the North Sea oil bosses

29 July 2016
Offshore oil workers have a tough life—and to keep up profits bosses are out to make it even tougher. But a new wave of strikes could put a stop to that. Raymie Kiernan spoke to trade unionists organising on the North Sea rigs

Migrant workers die at Birmingham recycling site

12 July 2016
Five workers were killed when they were crushed by tonnes of concrete and scrap metal at a recycling plant last week.

Masked workers protest in oil city Aberdeen for safety offshore

09 February 2016
Rank and file offshore workers staged a day of protest in Aberdeen today, Tuesday, over job losses and bosses’ attacks on workers’ terms and conditions

Flint—the poisoning of a US city

09 February 2016
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has shocked people across the world— and it’s just the latest ruling class assault inflicted on ordinary people in the US city, writes Alistair Farrow

In the danger zone - the oil rig workers fighting to defend safety at sea

06 October 2015
North Sea oil bosses are driving through cuts that will put the lives of those on oil rigs at risk. Workers preparing to resist spoke to Raymie Kiernan about what is at stake

Fight for services, safety and jobs at First Great Western

25 August 2015
 

New call for Crossrail protests

10 March 2015
Around 80 people attended the national construction rank and file meeting in Glasgow last Saturday. 

Scientists and safety inspectors set for strikes

16 December 2014
Prospect union members at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have launched a campaign of industrial action against an imposed 1 percent pay deal. 

Join the protests against rail cuts

09 December 2014
Important rail safety jobs are being axed as the Tories ram through franchise agreements and reprivatisation before the general election. 

Safety concerns over scabbing on Tube

08 July 2014
Workers have raised severe safety concerns as Tube bosses waste millions of pounds of public money in an effort to beat a strike.

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