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Millions face Covid-19 jobs crisis

Millions face Covid-19 jobs crisis Nearly 500,000 young workers have lost their jobs since January 2020

Letters—British Gas workers suffer at hands of selfish bosses

Letters—British Gas workers suffer at hands of selfish bosses Over the last five years British Gas has dumped on employees from the highest height with countless business area closures, restructures, shift changes and wage freezes.

British Gas workers are victims of fire and rehire

British Gas workers are victims of fire and rehire Many British Gas workers have expressed their anger and sadness after being sacked this week.

All-out action can force back British Gas bosses

All-out action can force back British Gas bosses The clock is running down on the British Gas dispute as workers face mass sackings in less than a week’s time.

Crunch time looms in British Gas battle

Crunch time looms in British Gas battle The clock is ticking for British Gas workers on strike as the threat of being fired and rehired could become reality on 31 March.

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

15 February 2021
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

08 February 2021
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 

08 February 2021
 Workers at Heathrow Airport Limited are set for further strikes

Turn up heat on bosses to win British Gas strike

07 February 2021
Over 7,000 British Gas strikers took their 15th day of strikes this year on Sunday.

Jobs slaughter shows up the chaos of capitalism

26 January 2021
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

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