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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.

NHS workers protest over pay insult

26 August 2020
Health workers rally against the Tory pay insult in towns and cities across Britain.

Protests to stuff Tories’ NHS pay insult

25 August 2020
Health workers across Britain planned a series of workplace rallies and demonstrations for pay justice this week.

Bosses axe thousands more jobs

24 August 2020
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.

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