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The Troublemaker—For Boris Johnson, charity definitely begins at home

09 March 2021
Boris Johnson hopes to set up a charity to pay to refurbish his flat. Johnson apparently wants multimillionaire Tory peer Lord Brownlow to run it.

UEL strike off for talks + UCL + DVLA + Deliveroo + Safety in courts

09 March 2021
Workers at the University of East London were set to strike on Wednesday of this week, but the action was postponed

Strikes set for naval bases on the Clyde

08 March 2021
Workers were set to strike at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases on the Clyde from Friday this week.

Union leaders’ compromises leave workers behind

28 February 2021
Organised workers have the power to tackle the bosses. Nick Clark explains why union leaders often fear strikes.

Private firm puts patients and workers at virus risk

23 February 2021
The scandal of private contracts in the NHS has focused this week on health secretary Matt Hancock’s dodgy dealings during the pandemic.

Court rules Uber drivers are workers not self-employed

23 February 2021
The Supreme Court has ruled that drivers for taxi ¬company Uber are now classed as workers.

Tories refuse to ‘follow science’ as they push for lockdown end

15 February 2021
Boris Johnson has made a show of pretending to ‘face down’ Tory MPs demanding an end to all restrictions by April. But he is pushing for his own timetable—regardless of virus levels

Investigation aims to label the left and protest movements ‘extremist’

08 February 2021
The government has chosen a former Labour MP turned Lord to lead an investigation into “extremism on the far left”.

LETTERS - Individual acts over safety can become collective resistance

07 February 2021
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

02 February 2021
Workers at a dangerously overcrowded government workplace in Swansea have said they are ready to strike over safety.

Letters—Bosses ignoring our safety to keep shipyard open

30 January 2021
I work in a shipyard and we’ve been open throughout the Covid-19 lockdown. 

Letters—Tory MP should pay for his wealth having slavery roots

24 January 2021
Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, is the richest parliamentarian in Britain.

Parents denied furlough payments by the bosses

18 January 2021
A majority of parents who have asked for furlough to take care of their children while schools are shut have been refused by bosses.

Thousands of workers forced back to unsafe workplaces

18 January 2021
Thousands of workers across England have felt pressured to return to workplaces, despite government advice to work from home.

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

18 January 2021
Health unions and patient groups were set for a day of strikes and protests across France on Thursday this week.

Workers hold the power

08 January 2021
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

08 January 2021
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

29 December 2020
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

15 December 2020
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

10 December 2020
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.

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