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‘Years of cuts hinder the roll out,’ says NHS vaccine worker

‘Years of cuts hinder the roll out,’ says NHS vaccine worker Years of NHS cuts and Tory mismanagement of the ­pandemic are slowing down efforts to ­vaccinate people in one of the areas hardest hit by Covid-19.

Has fightback saved jobs at Rolls-Royce?

Has fightback saved jobs at Rolls-Royce? After nine weeks of strikes, workers at the Rolls-Royce factory in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, were voting this week on a possible deal to end the action.

Strikers facing Christmas lockout from bullying Rolls-Royce management

Strikers facing Christmas lockout from bullying Rolls-Royce management Strikers at Rolls-Royce need urgent solidarity from across the labour movement after bosses announced a Christmas lockout. 

Optare manufacturing strikers escalate their strikes to win higher pay

Optare manufacturing strikers escalate their strikes to win higher pay  Workers at bus manufacturer Optare, near Leeds, have upped the ante in the fight for higher pay.

Barnoldswick battle to stop 350 job losses

Barnoldswick battle to stop 350 job losses Barnoldswick battle to stop 350 job losses

Warnings at company at heart of Covid-19 spike

03 August 2020
A logistics firm at the centre of a spike of coronavirus was slammed for poor health and safety at the beginning of the crisis.

Coronavirus infections soaring in workplaces 

06 July 2020
Workers are being forced to keep quiet about dangerous conditions, writes Charlie Kimber

Meting out misery - coronavirus outbreaks and the meat industry

30 June 2020
As coronavirus spreads through slaughterhouses in the US and Europe, Simon Basketter looks at how the drive for profit is to blame

Dyson workers pull rug out from bosses’ feet

21 May 2020
A workers’ revolt has stopped a return to work at a Wiltshire engineering company owned by Sir James Dyson, Britain’s richest man.

Tories’ freeports are bad news for workers

09 March 2020
Sarah Bates looks at how the Tory promise of new deregulated ‘freeports’ will benefit big business, not workers

Carpet workers say pile on the pressure

28 January 2020
The resolve of Westex carpet workers in West Yorkshire had not weakened as they began the tenth week of an all-out strike on Monday.

Carpet makers in Cleckheaton roll into third month of pay strike

21 January 2020
Workers at Westex Carpets in West Yorkshire are in an all-out fight to pull the rug from under bosses’ feet.

General Motors strike ends with dodgy deal

29 October 2019
A strike by nearly 50,000 General Motors (GM) workers ended last Friday, as the UAW union ratified a new contract with the firm.

General Motors workers in the US win global solidarity for their strike

30 September 2019
A strike by nearly 50,000 General Motors (GM) staff across the United States has entered its third week as talks between the company and the United Auto Workers union (UAW) continue.

The strike that’s driving the resistance in the US

19 September 2019
A mass strike over pay and jobs at General Motors has swept across the US— Gabby Thorpe says the dispute could inspire many more workers’ struggles

Brexit ‘chaos’ warnings are an excuse to attack workers

17 September 2019
Big business is ratcheting up pressure on the Tories over a

Tata set to close its steel plant in Newport

03 September 2019
Tata steel has torn up promises it made just a year ago and announced the closure of its Orb electrical steels base in Newport, South Wales.

New jobs fears at British Steel

20 August 2019
Jobs could be at risk at British Steel after it is set to be bought by Oyak, the Turkish military pension fund.

Fight to save Honda jobs needs more than lobbying

02 April 2019
Honda workers marched last Saturday following the ­announcement that the car producer will close its Wiltshire plant in 2021.

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