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

We’re made to pay the price of an ugly system The problem isn’t one or two nasty bosses—it’s a system that fails the vast majority

Arcadia crash threatens thousands of jobs  

Arcadia crash threatens thousands of jobs   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?

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

Sunak savages workers as Tories signal new austerity assaults 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

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

British Gas workers to launch strike ballot against fire and rehire 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.

Fighting for jobs and pay at Heathrow and Rolls-Royce

16 November 2020
Workers at Heathrow Airport Ltd are set to strike in a dispute over plans to fire and rehire 4,000 workers on vastly reduced pay. Strikes to save jobs continue at Rolls-Royce.

Break the weak Tories

10 November 2020
The Tories are in trouble. Their lockdown is unlikely to significantly cut coronavirus cases as it leaves key areas of transmission, such as schools, open.  

Compulsory job cuts beaten at Heriot-Watt after workers threaten strike

09 November 2020
Planned strikes at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have been called off after bosses backed down.

Strikers battle for jobs at Barnoldswick Rolls-Royce plant

06 November 2020
Workers in Lancashire have begun three weeks of strikes to save hundreds of jobs.

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.

People Before Profit campaigners demand more jobs protection for workers

31 October 2020
Hundreds of people joined an online rally and physical protests against the “job loss nightmare” on Halloween.

Young workers speak out—‘The Tories don’t care about us’

30 October 2020
The economic impact of the pandemic has devastated millions of workers’ lives across Britain.

Battles for jobs at Hoyer Petrolog and Rolls-Royce Barnoldswick

26 October 2020
Fuel tanker drivers employed by Hoyer Petrolog UK are set to strike on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of next week. Roll-Royce workers are set for three weeks of strikes

Action and strike votes at universities and colleges

26 October 2020
Strike vote over redundancies at Heriot-Watt and action planned at Forth Valley College over a new role

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.

Protesting at Tory scum who deny children food and destroy jobs

24 October 2020
Protesters have taken to the streets over the decision to deny children free school meals and to end the furlough scheme

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.

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