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Shocking evidence to MPs shows how firms are putting lives at risk

Shocking evidence to MPs shows how firms are putting lives at risk Submissions to a parliamentary committee reveal how the government’s failures are hitting workers

Mutinous mood among paramedics over lack of safety equipment

Mutinous mood among paramedics over lack of safety equipment A London ambulance worker spoke to Socialist Worker about the anger and fear over the lack of PPE

Workers force closure of libraries they say are unsafe

Workers force closure of libraries they say are unsafe Matt, a Unison union rep in Tower Hamlets, says, "There’s contempt for managers that kept facilities open despite the threat to the health of the staff.”

Walkout at ten south London libraries over coronavirus safety

Walkout at ten south London libraries over coronavirus safety Lambeth library workers said they were angry at managers' lack of action

Spread of coronavirus reveals fatal flaws in global health care

Spread of coronavirus reveals fatal flaws in global health care As the deadly disease spreads to new countries, Socialist Worker investigates why health care systems and pharmaceutical companies run for profit fail those most in need of help

Aecom contract is a slap in the face for Grenfell victims

Aecom contract is a slap in the face for Grenfell victims The Tories have appointed an “independent specialist contractor” to conduct environmental checks of the area around Grenfell Tower.

Brazilian dam collapse was predicted, but profits came first so people died

26 January 2019
Ten bodies have been found and more than 400 people are unaccounted for after a dam operated by the mining firm Vale collapsed in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

Chance of justice blocked at Grenfell fire inquiry

14 December 2018
Any chance of justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire is being delayed and blocked.

Hundreds walk out at Northern Rail against unsafe driver only trains

02 October 2018
Northern rail workers walked out on Saturday of last week in the latest action in their long-running fight for passenger safety.

Grenfell adviser says do not ban all flammable cladding

17 July 2018
Over 200 people joined the monthly Silent Walk for Grenfell last Saturday—the first since the one-year anniversary of the blaze at the west London tower block.

Fresh strikes on South Western to derail plan to scrap guards

17 July 2018
The RMT union has announced a fresh round of strikes on the South Western Railway (SWR) as part of a long-running dispute over driver only operation (DOO).

Storm over student mental health crisis

28 May 2018
Hundreds of students joined a March for Mental Health in Bristol last Friday demanding that the university improves its mental health services.

Grenfell protesters prepare to take message to parliament

15 April 2018
Over 1,000 joined the Silent Walk ten months after the fire. And the next one will coincide with a House of Commons debate

Cladding firm linked to Grenfell Tower fire showed contempt for safety

10 April 2018
A firm linked to the flammable cladding used on Grenfell Tower told its clients in 2015 that its Reynobond PE product achieved only a Euroclass E fire safety rating.

Grenfell fire survivors slam inquiry and plan to protest

05 December 2017
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have launched a petition calling on Tory prime minister Theresa May to give them more input into the inquiry into the causes of the fire.

More people died in Grenfell Tower fire than the Tories will admit

14 November 2017
New figures suggest that some 99 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire—and Kensington and Chelsea council is still dragging its feet on rehousing survivors, says Alistair Farrow

More flammable cladding and fewer firefighters—Tory Britain after Grenfell

31 October 2017
“It’s like cladding your home in solid petrol,” fire expert and surveyor Arnold Tarling told the BBC last week.

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

14 October 2017
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

19 September 2017
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

14 August 2017
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

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