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Letters—The lack of Covid-19 testing is yet another Tory disaster

Letters—The lack of Covid-19 testing is yet another Tory disaster Cambridge university recently announced that it will be providing free weekly Covid-19 tests to all students living in college accommodation.

Defend Richie Venton, sacked by Ikea

Defend Richie Venton, sacked by Ikea Protesters from several trade unions picketed a Glasgow Ikea store last Friday to demand the reinstatement of a union rep sacked for fighting cuts to workers’ conditions.

International round up: Israeli army attacks Gaza

International round up: Israeli army attacks Gaza Israeli tanks shelled the Gaza Strip last Sunday as part of a continuing assault on the besieged Palestinian enclave.

NHS workers protest over pay insult

NHS workers protest over pay insult Health workers rally against the Tory pay insult in towns and cities across Britain.

Protests to stuff Tories’ NHS pay insult

Protests to stuff Tories’ NHS pay insult Health workers across Britain planned a series of workplace rallies and demonstrations for pay justice this week.

Bosses axe thousands more jobs

Bosses axe thousands more jobs The jobs massacre continues across Britain, as does an almost total lack of response from union leaders.

Workplace outbreaks underline continued risk posed by Covid-19

18 August 2020
The government has not conquered coronavirus, and its failed policies are increasing the risk of a deadly second wave.

Workers face a jobs massacre - and the worst is still ahead

18 August 2020
Britain is heading for unemployment levels “not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s”, a think tank has warned. It comes after the economy officially entered a recession.

Sunak’s savage pension attack will snatch tens of thousands of pounds from workers

22 July 2020
More than ten million people with pensions linked to their final salary face losing tens of thousands of pounds.

Black Lives strike hits 160 cities across US

21 July 2020
Workers’ action on Monday showed the anger at racism and poor conditions, says Sophie Squire

Soaring numbers are out of work - we need resistance to the jobs slaughter

16 July 2020
The number of people out of work in Britain has soared by nearly 650,000, according to new figures. The figure does not include the estimated 9.4 million jobs that have been furloughed on the government’s “job retention” scheme.

Billions for bosses—job losses for us

11 July 2020
Vast bailouts are being gifted to the bosses to boost the economy. But this won’t stop businesses from cutting jobs and the wages of workers

Out of work and out of money - how lives are being torn apart by profit system

22 June 2020
Workers are being pushed to make big sacrifices during the lockdown—but things could get much worse as unemployment bites. Tomáš Tengely-Evans spoke to some of those affected, and argues that the crisis shows why we need a different system

Workers bring more than just numbers to protests

05 June 2020
Organised workers make up a unique group with the power to paralyse the system, says Sarah Bates

Workers rush into trade unions to fight profit-hungry bosses

28 May 2020
There’s good news—the number of British workers in trade union members rose last year by 91,000 to 6.44 million.

Workers say Rishi Sunak’s furlough scheme changes leave them poor and at risk

13 May 2020
Workers fear they will be made to pay the price after Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the job retention scheme on Tuesday.

The battle is on - we can refuse to work

12 May 2020
It is possible to refuse to go back to work. Teachers in the NEU union have said it clearest. They’ve laid out five tests that have to be met before they can agree it’s safe to open schools.

Medway TUC organises action to support suspended bin workers

06 May 2020
Medway trades union council organised a drive-by this week to show solidarity with eight suspended bin workers.

Day of action called for no return to unsafe workplaces

03 May 2020
On 7 May the government will have to decide its next phase of lockdown plans

Workers thrown on the scrapheap at Taco Bell store

03 May 2020
A millionaire fast food boss sacked all his workers at a site in Great Yarmouth just as the lockdown began

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