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‘Our action is a real step forward,’ say French health workers ahead of strikes

‘Our action is a real step forward,’ say French health workers ahead of strikes Health unions and patient groups were set for a day of strikes and protests across France on Thursday this week.

Workers hold the power

Workers hold the power Those at the top of society tell workers that they have no power. Sadie Robinson looks at recent school stoppages and says that workers can halt the assaults on ordinary people

LETTERS—Keir Starmer blaming the wrong people for Covid-19 spread

LETTERS—Keir Starmer blaming the wrong people for Covid-19 spread In an appearance on TV’s Good Morning Britain last week Keir Starmer voiced his support for emergency legislation to deal with anti-vaxxer campaigns.

Don’t back Tory Brexit deal—or line up with the European Union

Don’t back Tory Brexit deal—or line up with the European Union Tory claims about an approaching glorious future after the trade deal with the European Union are nonsense.  

LETTERS—Anti-trans court ruling is an attack on autonomy for all

LETTERS—Anti-trans court ruling is an attack on autonomy for all A high Court judicial review earlier this month outlawed the use of puberty blockers for young trans people unless they can persuade doctors to go to court on their behalf.

LDE strikers stay strong as they plan six more days of strikes to defend union rep

LDE strikers stay strong as they plan six more days of strikes to defend union rep NEU union members at the LDE free school in east London struck for a sixth day on Thursday. And they have voted for more strikes because they see the walkouts as their only chance to make the school better for staff and students.

Fighting against victimisation at Shrewsbury Colleges group

08 December 2020
Members of Shrewsbury Colleges Group NEU union are fighting the victimisation of John Boken, one of the union reps at the college.

LDE school staff strike to demand reinstatement of union rep Sharon Morgan

03 December 2020
Workers at the London Design and Engineering (LDE) free school are taking action to demand the reinstatement of NEU union rep Sharon Morgan.

International round up: Protest success in Guatemala

30 November 2020
Furious protests in Guatemala have forced the government to abandon a budget that put big business first and lined the pockets of government officials.

Rolls Royce plan shut down of Barnoldswick plant —only a united response can save jobs

25 November 2020
Strikers at Rolls-Royce need urgent solidarity from across the labour movement after bosses announced a Christmas lockout on Wednesday.

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.

Tories cannot be trusted with Covid-19 vaccines

16 November 2020
The government’s repeated Covid-19 failures ¬undermine efforts to contain it—and mean we should not trust the Tories with the hopes for a new vaccine.

Jobs still at risk despite furlough extension

05 November 2020
Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended across Britain until the end of March.

Jobs nightmare for millions of workers as furlough ends on Halloween

26 October 2020
Millions of working class people face the nightmare of mass unemployment as the Tories prepare to scrap the furlough scheme on Halloween.

Fights for jobs by tanker drivers and at Rolls-Royce

20 October 2020
Fuel tanker drivers employed by Hoyer Petrolog UK have overwhelmingly voted for strikes over job cuts.

Anger – and protests – over Cineworld job losses

10 October 2020
Cineworld workers are “numb and angry” after they woke up to headlines that the cinema chain was closing.

Jobs bloodbath grows as Edinburgh Woollen Mill threatens 24,000 cuts

09 October 2020
The jobs slaughter is gathering pace.

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

11 September 2020
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

07 September 2020
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

01 September 2020
Israeli tanks shelled the Gaza Strip last Sunday as part of a continuing assault on the besieged Palestinian enclave.

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