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Step up the action to win British Gas strike

Step up the action to win British Gas strike Around 7,000 striking British Gas workers have headed back to picket lines after negotiations with the company broke down. 

University workers battles as job cuts bite

University workers battles as job cuts bite UCU union members at the University of East London (UEL) plan a two‑day strike from Monday.

Brighton university jobs battle settled + Hackney school strikes + East Sussex academy fight

Brighton university jobs battle settled + Hackney school strikes + East Sussex academy fight Workers at Brighton university and their supporters rallied on Monday after the UCU union settled a dispute.

Fighting against fire and rehire at Heathrow airport 

Fighting against fire and rehire at Heathrow airport   Workers at Heathrow Airport Limited are set for further strikes

Turn up heat on bosses to win British Gas strike

Turn up heat on bosses to win British Gas strike Over 7,000 British Gas strikers took their 15th day of strikes this year on Sunday.

Jobs slaughter shows up the chaos of capitalism

Jobs slaughter shows up the chaos of capitalism Unemployment figures on Tuesday showed the continuing jobs slaughter.

Rolls-Royce battle shows strikes are the best way to fight back

18 January 2021
A deal has been agreed at the Rolls-Royce plant in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, that has saved jobs.

Has fightback saved jobs at Rolls-Royce?

12 January 2021
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.

Job losses and obscene riches mark start of 2021

04 January 2021
Almost 30,000 restaurant workers lost their jobs last year, while the richest 1 percent of households have stashed away almost £800 billion in hidden wealth

Heathrow and BA cargo workers fight fire and rehire

15 December 2020
There's a battle on against pay and job cuts

Rolls-Royce battle for jobs now has to escalate

08 December 2020
Trade unionists and campaigners took part in an “overwhelming display of support” for striking Rolls-Royce workers in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, last Saturday.

Capital, the system and jobs chaos

05 December 2020
Millions of people have been thrown onto the jobs scrapheap this year. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at how the capitalist system uses unemployment

We’re made to pay the price of an ugly system

01 December 2020
The problem isn’t one or two nasty bosses—it’s a system that fails the vast majority

Arcadia crash threatens thousands of jobs  

30 November 2020
Major retailer Arcadia, which owns Topshop, Burton, Miss Selfridge and Dorothy Perkins collapsed on Monday.

Can workers stop job cuts when the system’s in crisis?

30 November 2020
Bosses claim they ‘can’t afford’ to keep people on because of the crisis. There’s money—but it will take a fight to take it off the rich, writes Sadie Robinson

Sunak savages workers as Tories signal new austerity assaults

25 November 2020
Although it is just the beginning, it is a clear signal that the Tories want working class people to bail out a system in crisis.

Fight Rishi Sunak’s pay attack on workers in public sector

24 November 2020
Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce a fresh public sector pay cap this week as part of new budget plans.

British Gas workers to launch strike ballot against fire and rehire

24 November 2020
Workers at British Gas are to hold a strike ballot over the threat to fire and rehire 20,000 people.

Rolls-Royce strikers are fighting for jobs

23 November 2020
Workers at the Rolls‑Royce plant in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, are continuing their fight against bosses’ plans to slash 350 jobs.

‘They are putting profit first’—residents in Hull speak out as virus cases soar

20 November 2020
Hull has become the worst-hit city by coronavirus in Britain. The week to 13 November saw 761 confirmed cases per 100,000 people. The second highest-hit place was Hartlepool, with 597.

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