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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.

The real divide across Britain is class

13 October 2020
Coronavirus has highlighted deep class divisions across British society. But for the mainstream press in England, the divide is between the North and South. 

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—No job leaves me asking what was the point of college?

09 October 2020
Finally graduating from university after three years is an overwhelming feeling.

Activists organise resistance amid unemployment horror

05 October 2020
Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak’s pro-business measures will not stop millions of people facing the threat of mass ­unemployment this autumn.

Heriot-Watt strike ballot over threat of 130 job cuts

29 September 2020
Members of the UCU union at Heriot-Watt University based in Edinburgh are being balloted for strikes over compulsory job losses.

Support Tate galleries jobs fight

28 September 2020
Tate gallery workers were set to protest on Wednesday of this week after more than a month on all-out strike.

Ford Bridgend closure is a warning of the need for resistance

28 September 2020
Friday of last week marked the final day of engine production at Ford’s Bridgend plant in South Wales.

Sunak gives bosses another bailout while workers still face job and pay cuts

24 September 2020
Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced another bailout package for bosses on Thursday as the coronavirus crisis deepens.

Stop the jobs massacre when furlough ends

15 September 2020
People are being thrown out of work at the sharpest rate since the recession in 2009

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