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DVLA safety strikes hit the bosses hard

DVLA safety strikes hit the bosses hard Targeted strikes by workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) have caused a huge backlog of applications for renewed driving licences.

Sajid Javid will front new attack on safety and NHS

Sajid Javid will front new attack on safety and NHS New health secretary Sajid Javid has been hired by Boris Johnson as a hitman.

More strikes at DVLA + Brush Electrical + JDE coffee + Encirc + Bromley libraries + Boats protest

More strikes at DVLA + Brush Electrical + JDE coffee + Encirc + Bromley libraries + Boats protest Workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea have called two more strikes set to take place later this month.

Jobcentres safety ballot + Thurrock fightbacks + University jobs battles + Sandwell strikes

Jobcentres safety ballot + Thurrock fightbacks + University jobs battles + Sandwell strikes The PCS union is to ballot Jobcentre members over the return to unsafe workplaces

Grenfell survivors’ anger as they say authorities have tried to shift blame

Grenfell survivors’ anger as they say authorities have tried to shift blame Grenfell Community Campaigners protested on Wednesday outside the inquiry into the fire that killed 72 people in 2017.

Grenfell inquiry hears from residents who raised the alarm

Grenfell inquiry hears from residents who raised the alarm People living in Grenfell Tower were labelled “rebel residents” for raising safety concerns before the 2017 fire that killed 72 people.

Hundreds of civil service workers strike over safety

13 April 2021
As the Tories push ahead with a dangerous easing of lockdown restrictions, more than 1,000 people at a major government workplace struck last week for safety.

Strike plans at DVLA and Passport Control

29 March 2021
Health and safety strikes at the giant Swansea workplace are planned for 6-9 April

Turn vote for strikes into action at DVLA Swansea

16 March 2021
Thousands of workers at a major government workplace in Swansea have voted to strike against unsafe working conditions.

LETTERS - Individual acts over safety can become collective resistance

07 February 2021
Thanks for printing my letter on the NEU union’s groundbreaking advice to teachers to use Section 44 of the 1996 Employment Rights Act to refuse to work because of Covid-19 (Letters, 27 January).

Staff could strike over coronavirus safety at Swansea DVLA

02 February 2021
Workers at a dangerously overcrowded government workplace in Swansea have said they are ready to strike over safety.

Action over Grenfell materials is too little, too late

21 January 2021
The government has announced a new regulator for construction products following evidence at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry—but campaigners say it’s not nearly enough.

School workers are up to seven times more likely to contract Covid-19

20 January 2021
Devastating figures reveal the human cost of Tory lies about 'safe schools'

Resistance in Scottish further education saves lives

12 January 2021
Scottish further education (FE) workers have revolted over safety.

Action needed now to stop Tories’ disastrous Covid-19 policies

20 December 2020
The desperate U-turn by Boris Johnson over coronavirus restrictions highlights the gross failings of the Tories’ handling of the pandemic.

Protesters demand One Housing Group improves safety

08 December 2020
A 20-kilogram piece of lead fell from a window into communal gardens

How government cronies were gifted a fast track to PPE profits

19 November 2020
An official investigation has found that firms with political connections were ten times more likely to win contracts.

Network Rail safety failings led to the deaths of two workers

16 November 2020
A report into the deaths of two rail workers in July 2019 has revealed wholly avoidable safety failures.

Grenfell inquiry hears of distorted tests as key firm refuses to testify

07 November 2020
The Grenfell Tower Inquiry heard further evidence this week that profit and commercial priorities were more important than safety.

Education workers demand schools close during lockdown, and discuss how to make it happen

01 November 2020
The Tory plan leaves schools, colleges and universities – major sources of virus transmission – open

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