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Strike plans at DVLA and Passport Control

Strike plans at DVLA and Passport Control Health and safety strikes at the giant Swansea workplace are planned for 6-9 April

Turn vote for strikes into action at DVLA Swansea

Turn vote for strikes into action at DVLA Swansea 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

LETTERS - Individual acts over safety can become collective resistance 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

Staff could strike over coronavirus safety at Swansea DVLA 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

Action over Grenfell materials is too little, too late 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

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

Grenfell firms try to avoid justice during blaze inquiry

23 October 2020
Landlords for the Grenfell tower have unveiled shocking revelations at the inquiry into the blaze. Their evidence shows that at every turn profit was prioritised over safety.

‘We’ll keep fighting,’ say We Are With You rehab strikers

05 October 2020
Workers at We Are With You rehab service in Wigan and Leigh ended their two-week strike last week. But the battle is far from over.

Student protests as coronavirus sweeps through universities

03 October 2020
As Covid-19 outbreaks in universities spread across Britain, students and staff are gearing up for a fightback against universities who have put profits before safety.

Tories vote against implementing Grenfell fire recommendations

08 September 2020
Measures included guidelines for carrying out evacuations of high-rise buildings and regular fire door checks

Doctors reveal systematic failure to deal with Covid-19 in workplaces

06 September 2020
A group of doctors is arguing that workplaces are now the frontline in the battle against Covid-19—and hazardous working conditions are responsible for mass outbreaks.

Students return to schools despite safety fears

03 September 2020
Children across England have begun returning to schools this week. The Tories claim they want everyone back so that students don’t miss out on education and vulnerable children have more support.

Tories want us to risk our health for their profits

28 August 2020
On Friday, The Tories ramped up their drive to get people back to offices with a mixture of contrived compassion and thinly-veiled threats. Their demand for a return to work and school has only to do with profits.

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